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Countering Violent Extremism


Countering Violent Extremism

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Family and Community Capacities among US Minorities: a Key to Preventing Violent Extremism Stevan Weine January, 2013 to December, 2017
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks Erik Dahl, Margaret Wilson, Martha Crenshaw July, 2012 to December, 2017
Social, Behavioral, Cultural, and Economic (SBCE) Impacts on Terrorist Activity Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan July, 2012 to December, 2017
Terrorist Attacks on the Homeland Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan July, 2012 to December, 2017
Tracking Attitudes within American Subculture Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko July, 2012 to December, 2017
The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database Gary LaFree, Brent Smith, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, Erin Miller, William Braniff, Kathleen Smarick March, 2009 to June, 2017
Integrating Mental Health and Education Fields into Countering Violent Extremism Stevan Weine, William Braniff May, 2015 to August, 2015
Radicalization of Momin Khawaja Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko July, 2013 to June, 2015
Counter Radicalization of Scientists in CBRN-relevant Technical Fields Arie Kruglanski, Gary Ackerman, Michele Gelfand September, 2013 to April, 2015
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine August, 2010 to August, 2012
Homegrown Radicalization and the Role of Social Networks and Social Inclusiveness in the United States Paul Harwood June, 2008 to October, 2011
Measuring Political Radicalization: Diaspora Support for Terrorism among Ottawa's Lebanese Muslim Community Bidisha Biswas, Christian Leuprecht, Clark McCauley August, 2008 to May, 2010
International Survey Capability Steven Kull June, 2005 to September, 2009
Assessing the Effectiveness of Current De-Radicalization Initiatives and Identifying Implications for the Development of U.S.-Based Initiatives in Multiple Settings June, 2008 to June, 2009
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami: The Challenge of a Non-Violent Radical Islam Clark McCauley, Emmanuel Karagiannis June, 2005 to June, 2009
Radicalization of U.S. Prisoners Bert Useem, Obie Clayton June, 2005 to May, 2009
Mobilization For and Against Terrorism in the Muslim World Clark McCauley, Mansoor Moaddel, Mohammed Hafez May, 2005 to May, 2009
Campus Dialogues Jonathan Wilkenfeld January, 2006 to May, 2008
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
A genosonic analysis of ISIL and US counter-extremism video messages March 2017 Bean, Hamilton Journal Article
Addressing Violent Extremism as Public Health Policy and Practice June 2016 Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Aligning Research and CVE February 2015 Weine, Stevan Discussion Point
Belonging Nowhere: Marginalization & Radicalization Risk among Muslim Immigrants March 2016 Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
Best Practices for Developing Resilient Communities and Addressing Violent Extremism October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Broadening the Discussion about Women and Violent Extremism June 2015 Szmania, Susan Discussion Point
Building Community Resilience to Counter Violent Extremism October 2013 Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul August 2012 Weine, Stevan Report
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul Handout May 2012 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Can Obama Restore the US Image in the Middle East? January 2008 Kull, Steven Journal Article
Catch Them Coming and Going: Probabilistic Pathway Projection to Counter Foreign Fighters March 2016 House, Joshua; Boyd, Marcus Report
Challenging the Narrative of the "Islamic State" June 2015 Schmid, Alex Report
Civil Resistance: Reflections on an Idea Whose Time Has Come July 2014 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
Commitment and Extremism: A Goal Systemic Analysis September 2013 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
Community and Family Approaches to Combating the Radicalization and Recruitment of Somali-American Youth and Young Adults: A Psychosocial Perspective November 2009 Horgan, John; Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Community Engagement to Counter-Extremism: A Global Imperative June 2015 Book Chapter
Community Policing to Counter Violent Extremism: A Process Evaluation in Los Angeles July 2017 Weine, Stevan Report
Community-Focused Best Practices to Prevent Violent Extremism September 2015 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Research Brief
Community‐Level Indicators of Radicalization: A Data and Methods Task Force February 2010 Fishman, Shira Report
Countering Ecoterrorism in the United States: the case of 'Operation Backfire' September 2012 Report
Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions January 2017 LaFree, Gary; Crenshaw, Martha Book
Countering Violent Extremism Online and Offline January 2017 Szmania, Susan Journal Article
CVE: An Idea Whose Time Has Come September 2014 Braniff, William Discussion Point
Debates among Salafi Muslims about use of violence May 2017 Beutel, Alejandro; Braniff, William Report
Deradicalizing Detained Terrorists May 2017 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
Discussion Point: Prevention Research is Needed for Countering Violent Extremism March 2013 Weine, Stevan Discussion Point
Early Detection of Terrorism Outbreaks Using Prospective Space–Time Scan Statistics October 2012 Cutter, Susan Journal Article
Empowering Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism: A report on the August 2014 National Summit July 2017 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Book Chapter
Emulating U.S. Counterinsurgency Doctrine: Barriers for Developing Country Forces, Evidence from Peru April 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
Evaluation of a Multi-Faceted, U.S. Community-Based, Muslim-Led CVE Program June 2016 Horgan, John Report
From WWI to ISIS, Using Shame and Masculinity in Recruitment Narratives June 2016 Beutel, Alejandro Discussion Point
Global Trends in Terrorism, 1970- 2011 April 2014 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura
Government Agency-Focused Best Practices to Prevent Violent Extremism September 2015 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Research Brief
Guiding Principles for Countering and Displacing Extremist Narratives August 2016 Beutel, Alejandro; Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Homegrown Terrorism: South Korea's Next Challenge against Terrorism January 2009 Sin, Steve Journal Article
How Public Health Can Improve Initiatives to Counter Violent Extremism April 2016 Weine, Stevan Discussion Point
Implications of Research on Traumatic Stress for Countering Violent Extremism August 2016 Weinberger, Peter Discussion Point
Insurgency BAAD: Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns October 2015 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Research Brief
Key concepts to understand violent White supremacy April 2017 Beutel, Alejandro Research Brief
Law Enforcement-Focused Best Practices to Prevent Violent Extremism September 2015 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Research Brief
Lessons Learned from Mental Health and Education: Identifying Best Practices for Addressing Violent Extremism October 2015 Weine, Stevan Report
Lethal Brands: How VEOs Build Reputations May 2015 Ligon, Gina Scott Journal Article
Moving Toward a Society with NO HATE - A Proposal for Advancing U.S. Domestic CVE November 2015 Beutel, Alejandro Discussion Point
Narratives and counter-narratives for global jihad: Opinion versus action July 2010 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Book Chapter
Options to Facilitate Socio-Political Stability in Syria and Iraq November 2016 Ligon, Gina Scott; Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor White Paper
Peace and Conflict 2014 April 2014 Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Huth, Paul Book
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the Future of Peruvian Security June 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
Policymakers and Law Enforcement Must Consider the Unintended Consequences of Their Proposed Responses to Extremist and Terrorist Groups November 2008 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Preventing Deadly Encounters between Law Enforcement and American Far-rightists October 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Preventing Violent Extremism through Government and Community Partnerships January 2017 Szmania, Susan Book Chapter
Prevention Research for Countering Violent Extremism March 2013 Weine, Stevan Discussion Point
Program Fact Sheet: START's CVE Education and Training Initiatives February 2015 Braniff, William Project Fact Sheet
Public-Private Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism: Field Principles for Action July 2016 Beutel, Alejandro; Weinberger, Peter Report
Reframing CVE as a Multidisciplinary Approach to Promoting Community Safety June 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Report on the National Summit on Empowering Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism July 2015 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Report
Research on Radicalisation: Topics and Themes July 2016 Schmid, Alex Journal Article
Research Summary: Lessons from a US Study Revealing the Critical Role of "Gatekeepers" in Public Safety Networks for Countering Violent Extremism January 2015 Horgan, John Book Chapter
Rethinking Security Education December 2016 Izsak, Katherine Worboys Book Chapter
Socially Relevant Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Structure, and AMAR August 2014 Pate, Amy; Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan Journal Article
Spotting the Threat July 2014 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
START Annual Meeting 2016: Quick-Fire Presentation - Counterterrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, Deradicalization October 2016 Kruglanski, Arie; McCauley, Clark; Ellis, Devin; Dugan, Laura; Boyd, Marcus; Wilson, Margaret; Jensen, Michael; Asal, Victor Presentation
Supporting A Multidisciplinary Approach to Addressing Violent Extremism: What Role Can Education Professionals Play? October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Supporting A Multidisciplinary Approach to Addressing Violent Extremism: What Role Can Mental Health Professionals Play? October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Supporting A Multidisciplinary Approach to Violent Extremism: The Integration of Mental Health in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and What Law Enforcement Needs to Know October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Surveying CVE Metrics in Prevention, Disengagement and De-Radicalization Programs March 2016 Szmania, Susan
Surveying the Literature on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency, and Countering Violent Extremism: A Summary Report with a Focus on Africa January 2015 Pate, Amy Report
Terrorist Rehabilitation: Genesis, Genealogy and Likely Future June 2015 Book Chapter
The Critical Role of Friends in Networks for Countering Violent Extremism: Toward a Theory of Vicarious Help-Seeking October 2015 Horgan, John Journal Article
The Emergence of Lone Wolf Terrorism: Patterns of Behavior and Implications for Intervention September 2015 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff; Damphousse, Kelly; Roberts, Paxton Journal Article
The Psychology of Terrorism October 2001 McCauley, Clark Op-ed
The Radicalization Puzzle: A Theoretical Synthesis of Empirical Approaches to Homegrown Extremism September 2015 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
The Role of Community Policing in Countering Violent Extremism February 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Towards a Guide for Constructing and Disseminating Counter-Narratives to Reduce Support for Terrorism November 2015 Horgan, John Journal Article
Training Host Nation Forces for Population-centric Counterinsurgency July 2016 Koven, Barnett S. Journal Article
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism February 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Report
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Reporting Terrorism-related Activity April 2014 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary; Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley Research Brief
Understanding Communities’ Attitudes towards CVE February 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative: Identifying Suspicious Activities from the Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) and the American Terrorism Study (ATS) February 2015 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Roberts, Paxton; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
Violent and Non-Violent Extremism: Two Sides of the Same Coin? May 2014 Schmid, Alex Journal Article
Violent Extremism, Community-Based Violence Prevention, and Mental Health Professionals January 2017 Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Western Muslims Volunteering to fight in Syria and Iraq: Why do they go, and what should we do? July 2015 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Why Violence Abates: Imposed and Elective Declines in Terrorism Attacks March 2015 Journal Article
Winning the Battle but Losing the War? Narrative and Counter-Narratives Strategy September 2009 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
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CVE-tailored community policing is key to protecting communities at risk for violent radicalization
START launches new training course on understanding and preventing radicalization to violence and violent extremism
Envisioning the Maryland Academy for Innovation in National Security
Another Look at Jujitsu Politics
Implications of research on traumatic stress for Countering Violent Extremism
Providing a framework for creating public-private partnerships to counter violent extremism
Computational Social Science: Understanding terrorist attacks on Twitter
New START model forecasts the flow of foreign fighters
Equipping educators to understand mass violence and extremism
How Public Health Can Improve Initiatives to Counter Violent Extremism
Bridging academia and policy to build better CVE programs
New research finds important lessons for CVE in fields of mental health, education
Recommendations to counter violent extremism
START collaborators contribute to important CVE work
Braniff briefs INSCOM
Braniff participates in World Summit on Counterterrorism
State Department foreign press center visits START
Broadening the Discussion about Women and Violent Extremism
Reframing CVE as a Multidisciplinary Approach to Promoting Community Safety
Discussion Point: Communities on the Front Lines Against Terrorism
START Hosts conference on mental health, education and countering violent extremism
Congressman Ruppersberger visits START
No Hate USA Campaign Launch
START Hosts Delegation of CVE Experts from Middle East
CVE: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
START begins project to support Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative
START Pioneers Innovative Undergraduate Course on CVE
A grassroots approach to tackling violent extremsim
START student aspires to serve her country
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
Researcher Spotlight: Jeff Gruenewald
Under Secretary Sonenshine speaks to University of Maryland about State Department's public diplomacy successes
Discussion Point: Prevention Research for Countering Violent Extremism
Database Spotlight: Government Actions in a Terror Environment-Israel
New database provides insights into terrorism countermeasures
Research Brief: Law Enforcement Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism
START Annual Meeting focuses on maximizing relevance of research
New report assesses factors related to violent extremism among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul
START launches new tool for counterterrorism community
Ballots instead of bullets
START teams up with the University of Oklahoma to study effective counterterrorism strategies
START seminar lecturer receives top honors
START researchers brief Swedish delegation
START Director LaFree to Moderate Discussion with Secretary Napolitano and Governor O'Malley
START Announces 2009 Curriculum Development Grant Recipients
START Announces 2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Program Award Recipients
START Launches Research Brief Series
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
Image Title Job Title Institution
Alejandro Beutel

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program

Georgia State University
Photo of Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Senior Researcher, START

Affiliated Scholar, The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University

University of Maryland
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

King's College
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

University of Denver
Erin Miller Erin Miller

GTD Program Manager, START

University of Maryland
Gary LaFree

Director, START; Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Hamid Mohtadi

Professor of Economics

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Hamilton Bean Hamilton Bean

Assistant Professor

University of Colorado Denver
James Halverson

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Jeffrey Gruenewald Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Joseph Young Joseph Young

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

American University
Joshua Freilich Joshua Freilich

Professor of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Karina Panyan

Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database (GTD), START

University of Maryland
Katherine Izsak Katherine Worboys Izsak

Education Director, START

University of Maryland
Kurt Braddock

Post-doctoral teaching fellow

Pennsylvania State University
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Liberty Day, START Liberty Day

Training Manager

University of Maryland
Lyubov Mincheva

Associate Professor

University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Michael Jensen Michael Jensen

GTD Data Collection Manager, START

University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Faculty Member

University of Maryland
START Researcher Patrick James Patrick James

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago
Susan Szmania

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Imange of William Braniff William Braniff

Executive Director, START

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

University of Maryland
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