Speakers

Tore Bjørgo

Tore Bjørgo

Director of the Center for Research on Extremism: The Far Right, Hate Crime and Political Violence (C-REX)

Dr. Tore Bjørgo is director of C-REX, a professor at the University of Oslo, and an adjunct professor at the Norwegian Police University College. C-REX is the world’s largest research center focusing specifically on the extreme right. C-REX has an in-house staff of around 15 scholars plus another 20+ affiliated researchers.  Bjørgo’s main fields of research have been political extremism and terrorism, racist and right-wing violence, disengagement from violent groups, crime prevention, and policing. He has (co)authored or (co)edited fifteen books, including Terror from the Extreme Right (1995), Racist and Right-Wing Violence in Scandinavia: Patterns, Perpetrators, and Responses (1997), Root Causes of Terrorism (2005), Leaving Terrorism Behind: Individual and Collective Disengagement (2009), Strategies for Preventing Terrorism (2013), Preventing Crime: A Holistic Approach (2016), The Dynamics of a Terrorist Targeting Process: Breivik and the 22 July Attacks in Norway (2016), Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities (2019), and The Making of a Police Officer: Comparative Perspectives on Police Education and Recruitment (2020).