Program on Extremism

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University provides analysis on issues related to violent and non-violent extremism. The Program spearheads innovative and thoughtful academic inquiry, producing empirical work that strengthens extremism research as a distinct field of study. The Program aims to develop pragmatic policy solutions that resonate with policymakers, civic leaders, and the general public.

To achieve these objectives, the Program brings together a unique team of experts from various continents and a range of disciplines, including government officials with experience in public safety and law enforcement; scholars; former extremists; counter-extremism practitioners providing firsthand assistance to families grappling with radicalization.


“Washington, DC has long needed an academic program specifically dedicated to the study of extremism and radicalization. With the establishment of precisely such a program in George Washington University's renowned Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, this gap has finally been redressed.”

Professor Bruce Hoffman
Director, Center for Security Studies
Georgetown University


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