Artis In The News

Geraldine Doogue interviews Artis Fellow Nafees Hamid to understand how extremists are likely to be radicalised. Doogue, Geraldine. 17 June 2016. The social network: predicting extremism. Saturday Extra. Australian National Radio....

Voice of a Frontline Researcher & Anthropologist - Scott Atran.  May 13, 2016.  On Violent Extremism.  CSIS Podcast. For this session, Shannon N. Green sits down with anthropologist and frontline researcher Scott Atran. During the conversation, Scott shares his unique insight into what binds extremists together,...

An unorthodox anthropologist goes face to face with ISIS. Is the payoff worth the peril? Bartlett, T. The Road to ISIS. (20 May 2016). The Chronicle of Higher Education. ...

An in-depth report by Scott Atran on the inconclusive battle to take one little village called Kudilah exposes the weakness of the strategy to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city. On the Front Line Against ISIS: Who Fights, Who Doesn’t, and Why.  April 19, 2016. The...

An in-depth report by Scott Atran on the inconclusive battle to take one little village called Kudilah exposes the weakness of the strategy to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city. On the Front Line Against ISIS: Who Fights, Who Doesn’t, and Why.  April 19, 2016. The...

An in-depth report by Scott Atran on the inconclusive battle to take one little village called Kudilah exposes the weakness of the strategy to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city. On the Front Line Against ISIS: Who Fights, Who Doesn’t, and Why.  April 19, 2016. The...

Dr. Hammad Sheikh developed a Terrorism Attack Visualization Tool to illustrate all terrorist attacks since 1970. Data is derived from the START Center's Global Terrorism Database. You can see the shift from communist terrorism to Islamic terrorism after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Click here...

Scott Atran: l’homme qui a compris les terroristes.  France Culture, 18 January 2016. Guillaume Erner reçoit Scott Atran, anthropologue américain, directeur de Recherche au CNRS, professeur Adjoint de Psychologie, d’Anthropologie et de Ressources Naturelles à l’Université de Michigan....

Global news and analysis presented by Mark Mardell, on The World This Weekend.  Listen at the 21 minute mark to hear his fascinating interview about ISIS as a revolution with Scott Atran, a research fellow who has interviewed many terrorist sympathizers who believes we are underestimating...

We are pleased to announce the Penn Press book release of Whether to Kill: The Cognitive Maps of Violent and Nonviolent Individuals by Stephanie Dornschneider, Young Investigator at Artis....

Luis Quevado interviews Scott Atran about the Islamic State for El Mundo, November 30, 2015.  ...

Anthropologist Scott Atran explains the revolutionary context of the Islamic State - as a dynamic startup nation, an attractor of the aggrieved, and an existential challenge to Enlightenment ideals of human rights and the secular state - and warns that Western governments are giving ISIS...

Scott Atran speaks to the motivations and backgrounds of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) at the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee meeting on November 24. ...

Scott Atran and Nafees Hamid were interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell about the nature of ISIS and the Paris attacks on MSNBC's The Last Word....

We are pleased to announce Kiron K. Skinner as a newly appointed Senior Fellow at Artis.  Dr. Skinner is the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and associate professor of international relations and political science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)....

Scott Atran appeared on Al Jazeera TV's UpFront with Mehdi Hasan to discuss what drives Westerners to fight for ISIL. Click to watch the interview: Saturday, September 12, 2015 Appearance ...

Nafees Hamid, Research Fellow at Artis, has been accepted to this year's Cannes Film Festival's Marché du Film where he will be representing a screenplay he developed based on a true story that he came across during his field work in France. He has developed...

"That's not how religion works, Ben Carson" by Jesse Singal in NYMag.com.  22 September 2015. "Tunisian terror cell promises more bloodshed in new video" by Simon Speakman Cordall in Newsweek.  29 June 2015. "Ce que la sociologie propose dans la lutte contre la violence extrémiste" by Scott Atran...

Jordan's Prince El Hassan bin Talal praises Scott Atran, Senior Research Fellow at ARTIS, calling his book Talking to the Enemy "spectacular" in a speech at the Third Catholic-Muslim Summit...

We are pleased to announce Dr. Douglas M. Stone as newly appointed Senior Fellow at Artis.  Dr. Stone, retired USMC Major General, was appointed by President Obama to be his special advisor to the UN on counter-terrorism....

Research on 'Sacred Values'  by Scott Atran, and colleagues, is referenced in recent popular press. Das ist die Kehrseite der Globalisierung, Philipp Schmidt interviews Scott Atran in Redaktion Konkret.  October 22, 2014. Why Westerners are driven to join the jihadist fight, by Michael Bond in NewScientist.  September 10, 2014. 'Summer...

"An entertaining insider’s account of America’s post 9/11 sanctions regime highlights the successes and shortcomings of the strategy" - Financial Times Review Get a copy of the book here. ...

Scott Atran discusses "What drives people to do heinous crimes?" and "Terrorism and Mental Health: What's the connection?" RadioMD is a community of health experts that features important information on health and wellness....

Senior Research Fellows' (Atran and Ginges) research on sacred values is discussed in The New York Times opinion editorial "Gray Matter: Don't mess with my 'Sacred Values'" by Frank Rose....

Scott Atran appeared on America Live with Megan Kelly to discuss the radicalization of individuals like the suspects in the Boston Bombings. Click to watch the interview: Monday April 22 Appearance Saturday April 20 Appearance Foreign Press Article - April 22 By: Scott Atran Black and White and Red...

Science featured a live chat titled: Why Do We Fight? with Scott Atran and Steven Neuberg. Access the discussion here....

ARTIS and the Fund for Peace to collaborate on “hot spots” as part of the Failed States Index....

Dan Ostergaard becomes Co-Chairman of the Center for Energy and Natural Resources. Find out more about the Center for Energy and Natural Resources here....

Carl Bauer becomes Chairman of the Center for Energy and Natural Resources. Find out more about the Center for Energy and Natural Resources here....

Lydia Wilson joins ARTIS as a Research Fellow and will be engaged in efforts to understand moral decision making in conflict....

ARTIS initiates formal internship program for students interested in studying conflict. ARTIS is committed to developing young talent to help understand and reduce violence and to help solve seemingly intractable conflicts. ARTIS Internships...

ARTIS launches collaboration with Neuroscience Department at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The collaboration will push the frontiers of understanding on individual and collective violence through the intersection of brain imaging and collective violence and sacred values. Neuroscience Department...