Confronting Far-Right Extremism: Perspectives from the United States and Europe
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We are at a dangerous moment in history. Far-right extremists from Europe to the United States are drawing on race, ethnicity, and religion to construct the idea of a dangerous and unwanted “other.” A mounting wave of xenophobia, Islamophobia, and nativism continues to influence social attitudes and mainstream political discourse.
Tuesday, January 24 at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. MT / 10 a.m. PT / 7 p.m. Paris)
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Yasser Louati is a French political analyst and human rights advocate based in Paris. He is currently Head of the Committee for Justice & Liberties (CJL) , a transnational human rights and civil liberties organization. The CJL's work is based on production of knowledge (research, investigation), empowerment (popular education, training) and mobilizations (strategic litigation, campaigns).
Previously, he was a community organizer from the Paris South Side Banlieues where he led multiple campaigns against racism, police brutality and mass surveillance. Yasser was also the co-author of the European Report on Islamophobia for two years and advised multiple organisations, think tanks and editors from major outlets on French politics and social movements.
He is fluent in French, English and Arabic. Alongside his weekly column for The New Arab where he shares his analysis for an English speaking audience, Yasser is also a regular contributor to international news outlets such as the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and TRT, and others. He can also be heard on his podcasts "Le Breakdown" and "Les Idées Libres".
Previously, Yasser was a pilot and held management positions in the business aviation industry. Trained on Cessna Citations and Embraer ERJ135/145 family of jets, he flew as a captain predominantly in the US and the MENA region with responsibilities in aircraft management and pilot training.