Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, announced the formation of an Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security. Scott Atran, Artis Senior Fellow, was appointed to the board.
Scott Atran. (28 July 2016). Tackling social ills will do more than bombs to defeat ISIS and its gospel of hate. The Guardian.
Scott Atran. 16 July 16. ISIS: The Durability of Chaos. The New York Review of Books.
Bruce Bower. 23 June 2016. New studies explore why ordinary people turn terrorist. ScienceNews.
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, the appeal of extremism, and what it will take…
L’anthropologue estime qu’il faut comprendre les terroristes pour les combattre. TV5 Monde (“Scott Atran” interview with P. Simonin, 29 April 2016).
Artis fellow Ximena Lois with Mapuche Shaman Machi Paola Aroca Cayunao in Chile.
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.