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EFSAS organizes successful Side-event during 39th Session of UNHRC


The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) organized a unique and very well-attended Side-event titled, ‘Preventing and Combating Growing Terrorism in South Asia’, during the 39th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in GenevaA panel of academics and experts in the field of Terrorism and counter-terrorism strategies highlighted the growing phenomenon of extremism in South Asia and discussed measures necessary to prevent this menace. The Panel consisted of Dr. Paul Stott - Lecturer at the University of Leicester and in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London and Research Fellow of EFSAS, Dr. Dorothée Vandamme - University of Louvain, the Centre for the Study of Crises and International Conflicts and Research Fellow at the Genesys Network and Mr. Jason Wiseman - Special Advisor to the Committee on Terrorism in the EU Parliament, Research Analyst at the NATO Association of Canada and Former General Secretary of the Atlantic Treaty Association. The event was moderated by Mr. Junaid Qureshi, Director EFSAS, and was attended by scholars, experts, human rights activists, NGO representatives and diplomats.