Scott Atran appointed to UN Advisory Board for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations, Ban KiMoon, announced the formation of anΒ Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security.Β  Scott Atran, Artis Senior Fellow, was appointed to the board.

The social network: predicting extremism on Saturday Extra

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.

Russian TV: Scott Atran on Paris Attacks

Sophie Shevardnadze interviews Scott Atran about the Paris attacks carried out by the Islamic State.

Scott Atran on RadioMD

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.

NY Times Op Ed on Sacred Values

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

Nafees Hamid

Research Fellow Nafees Hamid is a Frederick BonnartBraunthal Trust scholar in the Terrorism and Organized Crime Unit in University College London’s department of Security and Crime Science, and an associate fellow at the International Centre for CounterTerrorism – The Hague. His research focuses on the psychology of radicalization as well as the rise of rightwing…

Sundeep Waslekar

Senior Fellow [line] Sundeep Waslekar is President of Strategic Foresight Group, a thinktank based in India that advises governments and institutions around the world on managing future challenges. He has worked with or on 50 countries from 4 continents. He has presented new policy concepts at committees of the Indian Parliament, the European Parliament, UK…

Rumen Iliev

Young Investigator [line] Rumen Iliev is postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University / University of Michigan. His work in on the overlap between cognition, morality and culture. He has conducted research on sacred values, the role of causal perception in moral reasoning, and on context effects in moral choice. A recent interest is automated text analysis…