The Three Pillars of Radicalization: Needs, Narratives, and Networks


WHEN September 22, 2019
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

What fuels radicalization to violence? Is de-radicalization a possibility? How can societies build sustainable peace and reinforce people’s commitment to coexist in harmony? Based on rare field research with terrorists spanning the ideological spectrum, The Three Pillars of Radicalization explores the drivers of radicalization. Evidence collected across the globe suggests that when conjoined, the drivers create a combustible psychological mixture that threatens social stability and global peace. Yet, interventions exist that can reverse this psychological process and mitigate contemporary terrorism. Panelists discuss the ways in which community-led initiatives can build societies resilient to unpredictability, divisiveness, and disasters.

  • Rohan Gunaratna, Professor of Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
  • Arie W. Kruglanski, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland
Moderated by
  • Jocelyn J. Bélanger, Assistant Professor of Psychology, NYUAD
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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