Cyber Dimensions of Violent Extremism in Africa

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (1200–1315 GMT)
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Webinar Objectives

  • Expand understanding of how the spread of digital technology is affecting the financing and recruitment of violent extremist groups in Africa.
  • Explore how emerging technologies such as cyber capabilities, remote weapons, and drones are influencing the strategies and tactics of violent extremists.
  • Improve understanding of the degree to which African extremist groups possess the capability or intent to attempt or sponsor a major cyberattack.
  • Deepen comprehension of how local, national, and international authorities can prepare and respond to the use of emerging technologies by violent extremist organizations.


  1. Dr. Audrey Kurth Cronin
    Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service at American University and Director of the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology.
  1. Dr. Christopher Anzalone
    Research Assistant Professor, Middle East Studies at Marine Corps University
  1. Dr. Anouar Boukhars
    Professor of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism, Africa Center for Strategic Studies