Violent extremist groups and terrorist organisations destabilize civil society and cause devastation globally. Current trends have led many people to not just fear these global networks, but also to question why individuals join groups such as ISIS. Erin Marie Saltman will discuss the push and pull factors which draw people into these organisations, and talk about new innovative ways of preventing and countering processes of radicalization.
Erin holds a PhD in Political Science and is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a London based think tank, pioneering operational responses to the rising challenges of violent extremism. Among many projects, she manages the Women and Extremism Program and the Youth Civil Activism Network.
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