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Alejandro J. Beutel is Researcher for Countering Violent Extremism at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). Prior to START, Beutel was the Policy and Research Engagement Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), an applied research think-tank specializing in the study and promotion of evidence-based development strategies for positive civic, social, and political engagement outcomes for American Muslim communities. He was also an independent research consultant to several non-profits, private corporations, and think-tanks.
At ISPU, he was Co-Principal Investigator and Project Manager of the “Islamophobia: A Threat to All” study, a research initiative that empirically analyzed anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States and provided actionable solutions to effectively combat it. As a consultant, Beutel authored several publications, including most recently, “Safe Spaces Initiative” a community-based toolkit to combat extremism and violence, published by the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
Beutel graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013 with a Master of Public Policy. He also has a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.
- University of Maryland, College Park, M.P.P., 2013
- Seton Hall University, B.S., International Relations and Diplomacy, Cum Laude, 2006
- Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Policy Research and Engagement Fellow, 2014-2015
- Independent Research Consultant, 2012-2015
- Beutel, Alejandro, and Jelena Jankovic. “Strength Through Diversity: Four Cases of Local and State-Level Coalition Success.” Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. http://www.ispu.org/content/strength_through_diversity (February 2015).
- Beutel, Alejandro, and Saeed Khan. “Manufacturing Bigotry: A State-by-State Legislative Effort to Push Back against 2050 by Targeting Muslims and Other Minorities.” Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. http://www.ispu.org/files/PDFs/ISPU%20Strength%20Through%20Diversity%5B2%5D.pdf (January 2015).
- Beutel, Alejandro. “Safe Spaces Initiative: Tools for Developing Healthy Communities.” Muslim Public Affairs Council. http://www.mpac.org/assets/docs/publications/MPAC-Safe-Spaces-full.pdf (April 2014).
- Beutel, Alejandro. 2013. “Partnering with Muslim Americans to Fight Extremist Violent Crime: A Community Perspective.” In Preventing Ideological Violence: Communities, Police and Case Studies of “Success”, Ed. P. Daniel Silk, Basia Spalek, and Mary O’Rawe, New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.
- Beutel, Alejandro. “Data on Post-9/11 Terrorism in the United States.” Muslim Public Affairs Council. http://www.mpac.org/publications/policy-papers/post-911-terrorism-database.php (July 2012).
- Beutel, Alejandro. “Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in Western Muslim Communities: Lessons Learned for America.” Minaret of Freedom Institute. http://www.minaret.org/MPAC%20Backgrounder.pdf (August 30, 2007).