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Developing Deradicalization Programs for US Domestic Extremism

Thu, Mar 30, 2023, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Featuring: Dr. Baiju Gandhi
Location: The Institute of World Politics - 1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

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Developing Deradicalization Programs for US Domestic Extremism


Dr. Baiju Gandhi
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist and IWP Candidate for Non-Violent Conflict Graduate Certificate


Thursday, March 30, 2023
4:30-5:30 PM EST


The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St. NW
Washington D.C. 20036
Marlatt Mansion, Commodore Barry Room
Getting to campus

***This lecture is part of the Student Speaker Lecture Series***


About the Lecture

In recent years, the United States homeland has seen an increased threat from domestic terrorism and extremism. Addressing this unique threat requires utilizing new tools to supplement law enforcement. Deradicalization programs may be one of these tools. Such programs’ goals are to disengage radicalized or radicalizing individuals from acting violently and slowly pull that individual’s mindset toward a less extreme state. While these programs have been in place in Europe for many years, development in the United States is in its infancy. In this lecture, we will review psychological theories of radicalization and deradicalization, describe existing deradicalization programs in Europe, and address suggestions for development of deradicalization programs in the United States.

About the Speaker

Dr. Baiju Gandhi is a physician with a specialization in general psychiatry and sub-specialization in the psychiatric care of the medically ill. He graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Harris School of Public Policy in 2009 with a joint M.D.-M.A. in public policy. His interests include the intersection of behavioral science and national security. He is currently a student at IWP (Institute of World Politics), pursuing a graduate certificate in non-violent conflict.

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