PeaceTech Lab works to identify, monitor, and combat hate speech on social media in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world.
Special Issue: Countering Hate and Violent Extremism
Protection Approaches wants to change the way the world thinks about identity-based violence and how we respond to and prevent it.
Although widely perceived to be weaker than and largely reactive to the Buddhist nationalist movements they oppose, interfaith peace movements “constitute important counter-voices” to these movements, finding creative ways to challenge their narratives and activities even within existing constraints.
Although arrests and a proposed Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) designation worked in dismantling the Atomwaffen Division (AWD), the immediate rebranding of the group under a new name undermines the success of the law enforcement response.
Innovation in peacebuilding has left brain and behavioral science largely unexplored. Beyond Conflict seeks to change that.
No single factor explains why people withdraw from high-risk activism or political violence; disengagement typically happens because of growing disagreements over time as opposed to singular triggering events.
Although participation in violent extremism is often thought of as ideologically driven, it is better understood as driven by a need for identity and belonging.
Moonshot is a global social enterprise working to end online harms, applying evidence, ethics, and human rights to this endeavor.
Peer-reviewed research on radicalization and violent extremism identifies a “basic structure of the process of radicalization” where an individual has “real or perceived political grievance(s),” perceives participation in violent extremism as somehow appealing or beneficial, and has a “personal vulnerability” expressed as certain personality traits or a mental health concern.