Date: Monday 27 April, 7pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Room
In the run-up to the General Election we're asking what should be the response to the threat of extremism.
Recent atrocities in Paris and Copenhagen and the sight of young Muslims travelling abroad to join jihadist groups have led to a renewed emphasis by Western governments on the need for greater security and to tackle what they see as the problem of ‘radicalisation’ - the process by which young Muslims are supposedly ‘groomed’ and get drawn into jihadist circles. But do simplistic narratives about ‘radicalisation’ miss the complex roots of homegrown terrorism? What should our response be to the threat posed by Islamist, and other, groups and individuals? And may the proposed solutions not just betray the very liberties that are meant to define us but promote the very fear the terrorists want?
Headingley Festival of Ideas Schools Debating Competition
Monday 11 May 2015
HEART Centre, Headingley, 3pm - 8pm
After coming through January's qualifying rounds, Lawnswood School, Allerton High and last year's winners Cardinal Heenan Catholic High will fight it out in the 2015 Final. The event is free and open to the public. However, as places are limited, if you wish to attend please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headingley Festival of Ideas 2015 takes place between 3rd and 17th October.
FIPA: the Leeds Salon sister journal