NEWS & commentary
I was invited along to speak at a workshop on Brainwashing and hidden persuasion: A workshop on models of the mind and de-radicalisation at Birkbeck University co-organised by Counterpoint.
The workshop was connected to a wider project on brainwashing called Hidden Persuaders which looks at historical perspectives on the role of the 'psy' professions in the Cold War.
A range of speakers offered their thoughts on 'radicalisation' and 'deradicalisation'. Some of the most powerful contributions were rooted in historical and psychoanalytical perspectives that are often missing in contemporary debates on radical ideas and political violence.