Our core team is comprised of an operational executive from a major airline, a business school professor, a security and counter-terrorism expert, a counter-radicalization specialist, a strategic intelligence consultant, an international lawyer and an executive from a global financial services firm.
We are supported by a network of professionals in areas including Islamic doctrine, human resources, corporate security, law enforcement, national security, intelligence, law and psychometrics.
Islamic radicalism is the overriding challenge of our times and will be for at least a generation to come. A 2017 survey of over 1,000 French managers revealed that 65% had to handle religion-based workplace problems on an occasional or regular basis. The problems ranged from absenteeism for religious feasts to interference by external religious representatives, collective praying and refusal to work with a female colleague. In the USA and Europe thousands of lawsuits have been filed against corporates for alleged discrimination.
The workplace is the primary target for Islamic radicalism and terrorism. After 9/11 some corporations focused attention on business continuity plans and physical security. But today most workplaces remain unprotected and managers are not trained to deal with the threat.
Forum on Islamic Radicalism and Management was founded in October 2016 by a concerned group of individuals from the academic, corporate, intelligence and security sectors to raise awareness in and provide support to corporations.
1. Build bridges between business, law enforcement, security and civil society by conducting and sharing relevant and useable research on the subject of Islamic radicalism.
2. Organize international conferences on the subject of Islamic radicalism as it relates to business and management.
3. Contribute to the development and dissemination of effective responses to the threats to free enterprise, democracy and freedom of expression posed by the spread of Islamic radicalism in its violent and non-violent forms
4. Deliver training to equip corporates with the knowledge and skills required to handle critical workplace issues – demands for religious accommodation, lawfare, detecting and reporting radicalization, workplace security and employee preparedness.
On 16 November 2017 at the Cercle National des Armées (Army, Navy and Air Force Officers' Club) in Paris FIRM hosted the world's most informed experts on Islamic radicalism and executives from flagship corporates. They came together for the world's first Islamic Radicalism in the Workplace conference. A wide range of topics was covered. From religious accommodation to detection of radicalization. From lethal attacks on soft targets to lawfare against employers. From micro-financing of jihad to security and protection of employees and customers. The next conference - Political Islam in the Workplace - will be held in Washington D.C. on 26 April 2018, followed by another conference in Paris on 15 November 2018. To apply for an invitation to attend please send your contact details.
A member of our team is available to meet with you, listen to your concerns and provide a solution.
Paris - Brussels - Vienna - London - Washington D.C.