Zahed Amanullah

Zahed Amanullah heads ISD’s network outreach, bringing the private sector together with activists, frontline workers, and relevant civil society networks to counter extremist propaganda and recruitment. Zahed also works on research and capacity building for counternarrative messaging campaigns to support NGOs in Kenya and the Middle East.

He recently co-authored “The Impact of Counternarratives,” a groundbreaking cross-platform study demonstrating counternarrative messaging impact. His writings and analysis have been featured at the BBC (BBC Breakfast, The Culture Show, Radio 4, Radio Five Live, World Service, Asian Network), NPR, Channel 4, Sky News, the Guardian, CNN International, The National, The Daily Star, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Newsweek, among others.

Zahed also is Director of the Concordia Forum, a global network of leaders from Muslim backgrounds that holds conferences and exclusive retreats annually in North America and Europe. He is also a founding board member of CEDAR, a pan-European network of Muslim professionals.

He has given testimony and contributed submissions to the UK Home Affairs Select Committee on Radicalisation. Zahed has a BS from the University of California, Berkeley and a graduate diploma in management from the University of Bath.

Moustafa Ayad

Moustafa Ayad

Moustafa Ayad is the Deputy Director of International Technology, Communications and Education at the ISD, and a strategic communications professional with more than a decade’s worth of experience. Moustafa is currently leading the relaunch of the Against Violent Extremism Network (AVE) — the largest, and oldest, global network of former extremists and survivors of extremist attacks — in the United States and ...

Natasha Hanckel-Spice

Natasha Hanckel-Spice

Natasha is the Head of Partnerships & Delivery at ISD, This includes the Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) and Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) in partnership with Facebook. Prior to joining ISD, Natasha worked with a number of well-known organisations including the British Home Office, advising on marketing strategy and developing social enterprise and youth campaigns.

Tim Hulse

Tim Hulse

Tim is a Coordinator at ISD, working predominately on the Strong Cities Network (SCN) and Google Innovation Fund. His role consists of developing monitoring and evaluation systems for a range of ISD programmes in order to demonstrate the impact that the Institute has in preventing and countering violent extremism. As part of this role Tim also supports a number of ISD ...