The International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) is an action based, interdisciplinary, research center working on psychosocial, cultural, political, economic, ideological, and technological topics impacting global peace and security.
ICSVE provides strategic advice and solutions to complex problems empowering government leaders, intelligence, defense and civilian communities worldwide.
ICSVE is new. Started in July of 2015, it grew out of the work of Dr. Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. who has been working on these issues for two decades. ICSVE welcomes partners and donors interested in fighting violent extremism.
ICSVE is independent and non-partisan. We do not take part in classified research for governments or international organizations. All of our work is published in open source venues.
THIS IS WHAT WE DO
Affiliated with world-class researchers based around the globe (US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East) who are themselves attached to top universities, ICSVE is involved in research projects and educational programs around the world.
ICSVE forms creative and flexible interdisciplinary teams for each of its projects, converging first-rate subject matter experts , each with linguistic, cultural and on-the-ground experience in a range of security matters.
In addition to research, ICSVE fosters the opportunity for in-depth and strategic dialogue for politicians, diplomats, leaders and scholars interested in security, peace studies and violent extremism.
THIS IS WHY WE DO IT
ICSVE’s mission is to bring scholars and leaders, from politics to creative pursuits, together in the fight against violent extremism. Producing world-class research, educational materials and highly stimulating workshops, our aim is to educate the public and support policymakers and practitioners in their quest for practical and useful solutions in preventing and stopping violent extremism.