Developing Deradicalization Programs for US Domestic Extremism

Thu Mar 30 2023 at 04:30 pm to 05:30 pm

The Institute of World Politics | Washington

The Institute of World Politics
Publisher/HostThe Institute of World Politics
Developing Deradicalization Programs for US Domestic Extremism
Dr. Baiju Gandhi will discuss deradicalization programs as a potential tool in combatting domestic terrorism and extremism.
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About Lecture: In recent years, the United States homeland has seen an increased threat from domestic terrorism and extremism. Addressing this unique threat requires utilizing new tools to supplement law enforcement. Deradicalization programs may be one of these tools. Such programs’ goals are to disengage radicalized or radicalizing individuals from acting violently and slowly pull that individual’s mindset toward a less extreme state. While these programs have been in place in Europe for many years, development in the United States is in its infancy. In this lecture, we will review psychological theories of radicalization and deradicalization, describe existing deradicalization programs in Europe, and address suggestions for development of deradicalization programs in the United States.

About the Speaker: Dr. Baiju Gandhi is a physician with a specialization in general psychiatry and sub-specialization in the psychiatric care of the medically ill. He graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Harris School of Public Policy in 2009 with a joint M.D.-M.A. in public policy. His interests include the intersection of behavioral science and national security. He is currently a student at IWP (Institute of World Politics), pursuing a graduate certificate in non-violent conflict.

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The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street Northwest, Washington, United States


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