ICSVE

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.

Anne Speckhard
Allison McDowell Smith

Allison McDowell Smith

Senior Research Fellow
Ardian Shajkovci

Ardian Shajkovci

Senior Research Fellow - Director of Research
Ahmet S. Yayla

Ahmet S. Yayla

Senior Research Fellow
Austin Lachance

Austin Lachance

Video Editor
Zack Baddorf

Zack Baddorf

Video Producer
Grace Wakim

Grace Wakim

Research Fellow
Louisa Tarras-Wahlberg

Louisa Tarras-Wahlberg

Research Fellow
Julie Papastamatelou

Julie Papastamatelou

Research Fellow
Marc-Andre Argentino

Marc-Andre Argentino

Research Fellow
Jordan Isham

Jordan Isham

Research Fellow
Stefanie Mitchell

Stefanie Mitchell

Research Fellow
Lorand Bodo

Lorand Bodo

Research Fellow
Haris Fazliu

Haris Fazliu

Research Intern
Neima Izadi

Neima Izadi

Administrative and Research Intern

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.

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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.