Wednesday, May 19, 2021 (1200–1315 GMT)
- 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.
- 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.
- Dr. Christopher Anzalone
Research Assistant Professor, Middle East Studies at Marine Corps University
- Dr. Anouar Boukhars
Professor of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism, Africa Center for Strategic Studies