Advisory Board members

Professor Fathali M. Moghaddam

Professor Fathali M. Moghaddam

Iranian-born psychologist, Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., Editor-in-Chief, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (American Psychological Association), author of "The Psychology of Dictatorship" (2013) and "The Psychology of Democracy" (Nov 2015).

Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP

Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP

Labour MP in the UK in the last period until May 2015, she has a long history in working to counter radicalisation, extremism and terrorism. She was the Police and Counter Terrorism Minister from 2003-2006, and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Maajid Nawaz

Maajid Nawaz

Co-founder and Chairman Quilliam Foundation London, a globally active think tank focusing on matters of integration, citizenship and identity, religious freedom, extremism and integration. His work is informed by years spent in his youth as leadership member of a global Islamist group, having served four years as an Amnesty International adopted ‘prisoner of conscience’ in Egypt. Author of 'Radical'.

Dr. Lorenzo Vidino

Dr. Lorenzo Vidino

Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security. An expert on Islamism in Europe and North America, his research over the past 15 years has focused on the mobilization dynamics of jihadist networks in the West; governmental counter-radicalisation policies; and the activities of Muslim Brotherhood-inspired organisations in the West.