On April 2, the Qatari Prime Minister, HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani witnessed the opening of the seventh Conference of the International Association of Police Academies and Colleges (INTERPA) in Doha. The three-day conference, titled “New Trends in Combating Terrorism and Extremism,” is being attended by multiple senior Qatari security leaders and INTERPA President Yilmaz Colak, as well as researchers, academics, and security professionals. The conference covers a variety of security topics, including political violence, terrorism, crowd control, and rehabilitation and reintegration programs.
Speeches at the INTERPA conference focused heavily on regional and international security cooperation in the form of information-sharing, training, and promotion of best practices. In addition to speeches, multiple security officials and researchers presented academic papers at the conference on topics related to new security and counterterrorism trends. Some of the topics presented on included how computer networks influence terrorist and counterterrorist activity, how the radicalization process has changed in the information age, the psychology of radicalization, and the role of families in counterterrorism.
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