GUEST LECTURE: ‘How Islamic extremism and the issue of migration at large can endanger the stabilities of our democracies, the European construction and social cohesion’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the evening lecture on:

‘How Islamic extremism and the issue of migration at large can endanger the stability of our democracy, the European construction, and social cohesion’

  • Speaker: Saad Amrani (Chief Commissioner and Policy advisor at the Belgian Federal police)
  • Date: 30 November (Friday)
  • Time: 18:00 – 20:00
  • Place: VeCo 2-3, Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels)

LECTURE

The goal of the lecture will be to address the ways Islamic extremism and the issue of migration at large can endanger the stability of our democracy, the European construction, and social cohesion. Moreover, the systemic risks for the EU member states will be discussed and a thinking process regarding the strategic foresight will be launched. The lecture will take into account geopolitics and the link with foreign communities on European soil. It is the issue of “glocalisation”!

SPEAKER’S BIO

Saad Amrani started his career as deputy superintendent in charge of the implementation of community policing in daily processes from 1998 to 2002, in the north of Brussels. Afterward, he led a judicial team in two different districts, before joining the General staff of the Brussels Chief of police in 2006. For a period of 7 years, he was tasked with the coordination of public order issues, radicalization, and international relations. In 2011 he became a member of the National Task Force for the Syrian Fighters. He was also tasked by the European External Action Service as team leader in Myanmar, after communal clashes between Muslims and Buddhists, leading to a reform and training program of the police service. He was then appointed Deputy-Director of the Intervention service and is a lecturer in different European countries as well as in the United-States.  He also articulated an exchange program between the Moroccan anti-terrorist police and the Belgian police, in the context of the Syrian war. After his nomination as Chief-Commissioner, he was then appointed strategic advisor of the Commissioner General of the Federal police, mainly in charge with operational matters, counter-terrorism and the follow-up of the Syrian fighters returnees. He is attached as an expert in the Belgian government body, the Coordination Committee for Intelligence and Security that prepares the National Security Council.

Attendance is free but registration is required.

Please, register HERE.