International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism
- New York
The International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) is new. Started in July of 2015, ICSVE grew out of Dr. Anne Speckhard’ s work on counterterrorism and counter- radicalization spanning more than two decades.
Our growing team of diverse academic and professional backgrounds provides research, training, and strategic advice to government leaders, intelligence, defense, international organizations, police and civilian communities worldwide to prevent and deter the threat of violent extremism in the core areas such as capacity building and programmatic support, countering extremist narrative, alternative narrative, developing community resilience, managing intervention activities, and training.
Given the prolific use of media by terrorist organizations such as ISIS to spur their global reach and propaganda, fighting ISIS and similar groups in the digital and information realm has become a major pillar of our research activities. We take pride in our field-based primary research and evidence-based educational video materials that are carefully crafted to counter the efforts of extremist and terrorist organizations to publicize their propaganda and garner support for violence. We at ICSVE strongly believe that the voices of defectors and victims of terrorist groups should be the overriding force in our collective counter-narrative efforts. First-person research with extremists, terrorists, and their supporters, and evidence-based counter- messaging is what makes our organization stand out from the rest.