On 12th April 2010, Quilliam co-Director Maajid Nawaz was invited to speak at a seminar in Rome (Italy) on ‘Extremism, Terrorism and State Response’.

Organized by the Italian Institute for High Defence Studies, in cooperation with George C. Marshall Center (Germany), Maajid’s lecture was on ‘Islamism in Europe: is it a Threat?’

In attendance was the Director of the Diplomatic Institute, Minister D’Alessandro, as well as course participants from the Italian Institute for High Defence Studies – 30 Italian and 20 foreign Brig. Generals or senior Colonels, and 20 Italian diplomats from the Italian Diplomatic Institute. Staff from the co-organizers were also present, including Rear Admiral (L) Alberto Cervone and Professor Harmon. The lecture was followed by a Q&A.