The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy presents:
Seminar Series: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective
“Pathways to Extremism and Radicalisation”
Founding Director, CENTRI (Counter Extremism Consultancy, Training, Research and Intervention)
Convener: Dr. Richard Stone, Professor of Law, Columbia University Law School
Wednesday, November 6th
Jerome Greene Hall 101
Columbia University Law School
435 West 116th St.
New York, NY 10025
Light refreshments will be served.
Seminars are open to the public.
Haras Rafiq is a founding Director of CENTRI – an organisation that specialises in countering extremism through consultancy, training, research and interventions. Prior to this, he was a co-founder and the first Executive Director of the Sufi Muslim Council. Haras was appointed to the British Government’s task force after the 7/7 attacks, investigating the UK government’s response to the London terrorist bombings. He also studied ways in which extremism could be countered, in addition to becoming a peer mentor for IDeA- advising regional government in devising and implementing strategies to combat extremism.
Regarded as an expert on extremism, security, counter terrorism and faith issues, Haras has presented at platforms such as Universities, Think Tanks and community events, as well as debating various people on mainstream national and international media (BBC, Sky, Voice of Russia, Channel 4). He features regularly as an expert social commentator on programmes such as BBC The Big Questions, BBC News, Sky News, and others.
He is an ambassador for British Islam via the UK government’s “Projecting British Islam” initiative. He is also on the North West board of Mosaic, an initiative initiated by HRH Prince Charles, which specialises in mentoring youngsters to become contributing members of society.