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Louisa Tarras-Wahlberg (BA, MPS) is a Research Fellow at ICSVE writing about Violent Extremist organizations, women and preventive measurements. She graduated with distinction in Political Science from Stockholm University, and carried out in-depth studies in International Relations at University of Washington as part of her degree. She holds a postgraduate degree with distinction in Security Policy from the Swedish Defence University. Her master thesis “Promises of Paradise? A study on Official ISIS-propaganda Targeting Women” was well received and led to her working for the Swedish Government Offices focusing on preventing Violent Extremism. Previous works by Ms. Tarras-Wahlberg have been published by think tanks such as International Center for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT), Human Security (Mänsklig Säkerhet) as well as the NGO Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL). She also lectures within the field of Counter Radicalization both internationally and locally. Most recent activities include participating at a Euro-Regional conference held by WANA Institute and events organized by the Swedish Prison and Prohibition Service and the United Nations Associations. Louisa is fluent in four languages speaking Swedish, English, German and Portuguese.

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