Understanding Extremism

What drives people towards political and religious radicalism? From US Republicans to ISIS supporters and the Ku Klux Klan, Nir Baram, Nancy MacLean and John Safran explore the factors at play in, and the psychology behind, extremism today. With Maher Mughrabi.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 21 July. This session is able to be booked on a Festival Pass.

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John Safran

John Safran is an award-winning documentary maker of provocative and hilarious takes on race, the media, religion and other issues. Safran first...

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Nancy MacLean

Nancy MacLean is the award-winning author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry, a New York Times noteworthy book of the year, and...

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Nir Baram

Nir Baram was born into a political family in Jerusalem in 1976. His grandfather and father were both ministers in Israeli Labor Party...

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25 August – 3 September