Founded in 2006, ISD is now the leading global ‘think and do’ tank dedicated to understanding and innovating real-world responses to the rising tide of polarisation, hate and extremism of all forms. We combine anthropological research, expertise in international extremist movements and an advanced digital analysis capability that tracks hate, disinformation and extremism online, with policy advisory support and training to governments and cities around the world. We also work to empower youth and community influencers internationally through our pioneering education, technology and communications programmes.
Innovating, trialling and scaling data-driven solutions across our unique networks of community influencers, city and government officials and tech sector partnerships, we work to mount a soft power strategy, proportional in influence and impact to the ever-more sophisticated, cross-border polarisation and recruitment machineries of state and non-state actors promulgating hate, division and conflict.
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Policy and government advisory
We combine cutting edge data analysis and policy advisory support to governments, cities and international organisations. Explore policy and governments.
Communications and technology
We harness data, technology and marketing tactics to mount a proportional response to extremist propaganda and messaging. Explore communications and technology.
We develop global education programmes and resources to build the resilience of young people to hate speech, misinformation and extremism. Explore education.
Research and insight
We monitor and analyse global trends in extremism and polarisation in all its forms. Explore research and insight.
We create and empower grassroots networks to push back against hate and build communities around the world. Explore grassroots networks.
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