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King’s College London

King’s College London (KCL) is a public research university and a member institution of the federal University of London. Research is core to King’s: it is what we do, what we care about and how we educate. It is how we channel our creativity to further knowledge and understanding, challenge convention and deliver impact. Our vision is to deliver research to inform and innovate. Through world-leading and outward-looking research that is specifically focused on meeting societal need, King’s aims to make the world a better place.

On the XCEPT programme, KCL will lead research that examines the drivers, norms and narratives of violence and peace at individual, group and societal levels.

Our team

Co-Principal Investigator
Shiraz Maher

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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Co-Principal Investigator
Ted Barker

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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Research Lead
Craig Larkin

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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Research Fellow
Inna Rudolf

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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Research and Policy Director
Nafees Hamid

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

 

 

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Research Fellow
Rajan Basra

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

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Our research

BLOG

28th September 2022

Despite observers claiming that Iraq’s Tishreen protest movement has been coerced into silence, this blog argues that it maintains mobilisation moment...

BLOG

24th August 2022

This blog post examines the role of mental health and conflict-related trauma in driving individuals towards embracing violent extremism.

BLOG

18th August 2022

This commentary explores why the welfare of the researcher frequently slips through the net of the ethical principle to ‘do no harm’.

BLOG

11th August 2022

How can neuroscience work in conjunction with the social and behavioural sciences to explain violent extremism?

BLOG

3rd August 2022

What’s the potential of storytelling for research that engages with conflict-affected communities?

BLOG

29th July 2022

This post highlights the ways in which different groups invoke the wrongs afflicted onto their respective communities to gain leverage over the domina...

BLOG

25th July 2022

Throughout the history of terrorism, few locations have impacted the evolution of terrorist campaigns as the jail cell. This post outlines some critic...

BRIEFING PAPER

22nd July 2022

This policy paper assesses the impact of non-ideological risk factors on radicalisation and violent extremism, namely mental health and trauma. It arg...

BRIEFING PAPER

21st July 2022

The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS has invested heavily in strategic communications, particularly in uses of mass media. However, there is a weak evi...

RESEARCH REPORT

19th July 2022

Despite the importance of prisons to terrorist movements and the surge in the jihadist prison population in the Middle East, relatively little is unde...

RESEARCH REPORT

28th April 2022

Western visions for a post-war Syria often entail the creation of disarmament and reintegration programs oriented toward members of Islamist groups an...

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