Previous Events

18 Jun 2021 | Online

Monetising Islamophobia

Islamophobia has been wielded as a weapon to draw support from right wing actors as well as to disenfranchise Muslim populations. In this episode Zahed Amanullah explains how Islamophobia has been refined, amplified and duplicated into a process that is being used globally.

17 May 2021 | Online

RISE: Identity, Pluralism, and Extremism

Jakob Guhl joins communication scientist Lena Frischlich from the University of Münster in this podcast from Germany's Institute of Media Education (JFF). The RISE podcast series explores what narratives are, how they work and how they are used by extremist actors in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.

15 May 2021 | Online

Christchurch Call two year anniversary summit

ISD CEO Sasha Havlicek recently co-chaired the Algorithms and Positive Interventions working group at the Christchurch Call summit, marking the two year anniversary since the initiative was launched in Paris. The event was co-hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

14 May 2021 | Online

Countering Extremism at the Municipal Level

On May 14th, Sasha Havlicek was a featured guest at a webinar by the Council on Foreign Relations on how state and local officials and organizations like ISD’s Strong Cities Network can work together to counter extremism at the municipal level. She was joined by Andy Berke, former mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

12 May 2021 | Online

What Effect has COVID-19 Had on Our Cities and Local Leaders?

To examine how COVID-19 has affected our cities, as well as hate, polarisation and extremism, we spoke to experts from across our network and ISD, which leads the SCN. To address these challenges, we are pround to launch the COVID-19 Resource Hub, a collection of practical, trusted resources for city leaders and practitioners to help build resilience against all types of extremism.

28 Apr 2021 | Online

Domestic extremism spreads its wings

Sasha Havlicek joined Susan Corke, Intelligence Project Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, for The Cable Podcast by Institute of Current World Affairs to discuss the domestic extremism threat in the US. She joined hosts Gregory Feifer (Institute of Current World Affairs) and Jonathan Katz (the German Marshall Fund).

28 Apr 2021 | Online

The Growth of Transatlantic Far-Right Networks

ISD's Jacob Davey and Jakob Guhl were featured guests of AJC Berlin at a webinar discussing the threat facing both the U.S. and Europe from the far-right, how governments and civil society can combat online radicalization, and how fringe conspiracy theories with antisemitic roots have gone from the corners of the internet to the mainstream.

25 Mar 2021 | Online

Open Discourse and Fighting Extremism in the Virtual World

Sasha Havlicek participated in a panel discussion for the 2021 Virtual Cornerstone Conference, facilitated by the International Women's Forum. The event was moderated by CNN's Homeland Security Correspondent Jeanne Meserve and included filmmaker and activist Mo Asumang and Mary Gately of DLA Piper LLP.

25 Mar 2021 | Online

Unmasking Influence Operators: What are Best Practices in Attribution?

Elise Thomas took part in a conversation moderated by BBC disinformation reporter Marianna Spring on the challenges of attributing influence operations. Although a growing community of researchers are investigating influence operations, research standards for conducting investigations are not widely shared.

15 Mar 2021 | Online

Antisemitism and hate movements after Trump

Amar Amarasingam moderated an important discussion entitled "Antisemitism and hate movements after Trump," sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and the School of Religion at Queens University. The event followed a marked rise in Antisemitic attacks and hate crimes during the Trump administration.

10 Mar 2021 | Online

Debunking Conspiracy Theories

On March 10th, Aoife Gallagher joined this session by the Oxford Forum for Questioning 'Extremism' to discuss the detrimental effects which conspiracy theories pose to wider society, focusing on the psychological, philosophical, security and online implications of conspiracy theories and the risks they pose to society.

11 Feb 2021 | online

Together for Safety: The Power of Youth

Together for Safety is a series of online talks which tackles pressing urban safety and security challenges with a key focus on addressing hate, polarization and extremism across the Nordics and in cities around the world. This session will focus exclusively on young people.

4 Feb 2021 | online

Together for Safety: Safe Streets and Public spaces

Together for Safety is a series of online talks which tackles and discusses pressing safety and security issues with a key focus on how to tackle hate, polarization and extremism in the Nordics and globally. Day 3 is concerned with the biggest safety challenges for cities, looking in particular at public spaces and what cities can do to tackle these.

27 Jan 2021 | Online

The Strong Cities Network hosts His Holiness The Dalai Lama

On 27 January 2021, the Strong Cities Network (SCN), together with the United States Conference of Mayors, was honoured to host an exclusive conversation on Kind and Compassionate Leadership with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In all, 74 mayors, governors, councillors and other subnational leaders took part.

27 Jan 2021 | Online

The Fight Against Online Radicalisation and its Data Protection Implications

On January 27th, ISD's Milo Comerford participated in the CPDP2021 conference (Computers and Data Privacy). His panel, Radical insights – the fight against online radicalisation and its data protection implications, focused on online radicalisation in its various contexts including right wing as well as Islamist extremism.

8 Dec 2020 | Online

Lessons Learnt and ‘New Normals’ in a Post-COVID World

Chloe Colliver, Head of ISD’s Digital Analysis Unit, participated in an event hosted by LSE, entitled “One Year On: Lessons Learnt and ‘New Normals’ in a Post-COVID World”. The webinar explored democracy and disinformation, discussing policy tools and regulations both platforms and governments can adopt.

26 Nov 2020 | online

Webinar on COVID-19 related disinformation in France

Webinar to present the results of ISD’s new study on disinformation surrounding the second wave of COVID-19 in France. The session will also take the opportunity to present COVID-19-related updates to our educational resources.

19 Nov 2020 | Online

WebRoots Democracy Festival – The Internet and Islamophobia

ISD's Zahed Amanullah joined a panel discussion at the WebRoots Democracy Festival, to speak about online Islamophobic abuse perpetuated by foreign disinformation actors as well as domestic citizens and potential solutions which governments, civil society, and tech companies can take to reduce the problem.

17 Nov 2020 | online

Aspen Initiative UK: The Future of Disinformation

Hear ISD’s founding CEO, Sasha Havlicek in an exciting panel discussion on one of the most important and relevant topics of our time: Disinformation. What is the trajectory of disinformation in today’s battleground for words and ideas, what can we do about it and what does it mean for society and democracy in 2021?

27 Oct 2020 | Online

NewsGuard/Trend Micro webinar: Can we save the Internet?

This event, sponsored by NewsGuard and Trend Micro, featured Chloe Colliver discussing the rise of online pollution, from cybercrime to online extremism, misinformation to online trolls. She was joined by experts including Eric Effron (NewsGuard), Stephen Hilt (Trend Micro), and Darren L. Linvill (Clemson University).

22 Oct 2020 | Online

Belgrade Security Forum: Mainstreaming Right-Wing Extremism

Sasha Havlicek participated in an online panel hosted by the Belgrade Security Forum discussing the mainstreaming of right-wing extremism and how the rise of right-wing politics has one ubiquitous feature: pushing for identity politics as a replacement for social justice and universal solidarity.

22 Oct 2020 | Online

Center for Humane Technology: Outthinking Hate

In a webinar hosted by the Center for Humane Technology, ISD's Sasha Havlicek joined Jessica Gonzalez (Co-CEO, Free Press), Fadi Quram (Campaign Director, Avaaz), and host David Jay (Head of Mobilization, Center for Humane Technology) for a discussion on combatting digital hate. 

15 Oct 2020 | Online

Are Hate Groups Still Active During the Pandemic?

Chloe Colliver joined a panel of experts for a webinar exploring challenges with hate groups during the pandemic including online hate, harassment, and extremist recruitment and mobilisation. The webinar, organised by the Groundswell Project, also featured Dina Hussein (Facebook), Nigel Bromage (Small Steps), and Groundswell Project founder Hadiya Masieh. 

14 Oct 2020 | Online

Webinar: Oxford Forum for Questioning Extremism

Rashad Ali participated in a webinar hosted by the Oxford Forum for Questioning 'Extremism' exploring the issues surrounding the repatriation of extremists. The event also Tasnime Akunjee, the lawyer for Shamima Begum’s family; Dominic Casciani, BBC home affairs correspondent; and Robin Simcox, President of the Counter Extremism Group.

6 Oct 2020 | Online

Podcast: Your Undivided Attention

Zahed Amanullah is the featured guest on the latest "Your Undivided Attention" podcast by Tristan Harris of the Centre for Humane Technology and Netflix's The Social Dilemma. He discusses ISD's first major project in sub-Saharan Africa where our team helped coordinate and train dozens of NGOs in Kenya to disseminate campaigns during the 2017 Kenyan presidential elections.

1 Oct 2020 | online

Strong Cities Network Fifth Anniversary Virtual Webinar

As the Strong Cities Network (SCN) marks its fifth anniversary we wanted to reflect on the achievements of both our members and the network, and pause to consider what emerging challenges local leaders will be focusing on for the five years ahead.

15 Sep 2020 | Online

Webinar: Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and Israel/Palestine

ISD's Zahed Amanullah was a keynote speaker at the Manchester, UK-based Forum for the Discussion of Israel and Palestine (FODIP). Zahed gave an overview of ISD's work on recent trends that have surfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as QAnon, and how Islamophobia and anti-Semitism have been amplified.

14 Sep 2020 | Online

Webinar: Current and Future Terrorist Threats and Trends

ISD's Milo Comerford participated in a webinar on Current and Future Terrorist Threats and Trends, hosted by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). He spoke alongside IEP's Serge Stroobants and Dr. Christina Schori Liang from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

11 Sep 2020 | Online

Webinar: 9/11: What Have We Learned?

Hosted by the Groundswell Project, this webinar included ISD's Rashad Ali in a discussion on the lessons learned nineteen years after 9/11. The webinar also features Groundswell Project founder Hadiya Masieh; Director of the Salam Project Ismael Lea South; educator, public speaker and hip hop artist Tavasha Shannon (aka Miss Undastood); and expert on far right extremism Brad Galloway.

9 Sep 2020 | online

Tinfoil Trust: Mapping Conspiracy Theories During COVID-19

Media Measurement are hosting a webinar on the 9th of September to commemorate the launch of their research paper 'Tinfoil Trust: Mapping Conspiracy Theories During COVID-19'. This session will include a presentation of key research findings, a panel discussion and virtual Q&A.

21 Aug 2020 | Online

Webinar: How well does the UN protect freedom of religion and belief?

ISD's Zahed Amanullah spoke at "How well does the UN protect freedom of religion and belief?," sponsored by the Westminster United Nations Association, along with Dr Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Dr Kishan Manocha of OSCE, and Mustafa Field OBE, Director, Faith Forum for London.

4 Aug 2020 | Online

Terror in Times of COVID: Experiences and Trends

ISD's Milo Comerford spoke at "Terror in Times of COVID: Experiences and Trends," a webinar that was part of the Tackling Insurgent Ideologies (TII) series by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF). Milo also contributed a chapter to an accompanying report entitled "Confronting the Challenge of ‘Post-Organisational’ Extremism."

31 Jul 2020 | Online

Global Peace Leadership Virtual Conference

ISD's Zahed Amanullah contributed to this Africa-focused webinar by the Global Peace Foundation to discuss building youth resilience to hate in the wake of COVID-19, building on ISD's experiences with it's YouthCAN and Young Cities programmes (which are underway in sub-Saharan Africa).

8 Jul 2020 | online

France under attack: Responses to information manipulation around COVID-19

This event, jointly sponsored with Institute Montaigne, features Sasha Havlicek of ISD, Laura Rosenberger, Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund, Henri Verdier, Ambassador for Digital Affairs and Théophile Lenoir, Head of Institute Montaigne's Digital Program.

6 Jul 2020 | online

In the Streets and Online: Peace, human security and civil unrest after COVID-19

This LSE webinar features Sasha Havlicek of ISD, Dr Mary Martin, Director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS, Serge Stroobants, Director of Europe and MENA region at the Institute for Economics and Peace, and Dr. Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Co-Director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS.

25 Jun 2020 | Online

Coronavirus, fear and how Islamophobia spreads on social media

Zahed Amanullah participated in an online webinar hosted by the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group on "Coronavirus, fear and how Islamophobia spreads on social media." He spoke alongside eight other experts about the findings of a recent report on the topic by professor Imran Awan and Roxana Khan-Williams.

17 Jun 2020 | online

LOUD Webinar: Creating alternative narratives at the local level

This is webinar 3 with Kelsey Bjornsgaard, Senior Advisor at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based think tank specialised in extremism: How to create an effective campaign, reach the target audience and spread the message.

10 Jun 2020 | online

Conspiracies Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Iris Boyer joined a virtual discussion among policymakers and civil society about the current climate of disinformation, the pervasive spread of conspiracy theories amid the COVID-19 crisis and the responses emerging so far. Organised by B'nai Brith which is one of the oldest Jewish community advocacy groups .

7 May 2020 | Online

SWSW EDU Preventing Violent Extremism in the Classroom

For the 2020 virtual South by Southwest festival., ISD’s Jennie King was joined by the State Department's Mike Duffin, filmmaker Deeyah Khan, terrorism expert Mia Bloom, former Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, and Arno Michaelis of Serve 2 Unite to talk about the ways in which we can prevent violent extremism in the classroom.

26 Apr 2020 | Online

Good Society Forum: Countering Disinformation in a Time of COVID19

ISD's Chloe Colliver participated in a webinar panel hosted by Emma Sky (Director, Yale World Fellows) and Nizam Uddin (The Prince’s Trust and 2019 Yale World Fellow) for the Good Society Forum. Other panelists include George Chen (Facebook) and Amil Khan (Founder, Valent Projects).

8 Apr 2020 | Online

COVID-19 Infodemic: A threat to democracy as we know it?

As part of the Globsec virtual conference, produced in partnership with the Atlantic Council, Sasha Havlicek participated in a panel discussion entitled "COVID-19 Infodemic: A threat to democracy as we know it?" The discussion also featured Anneli Ahonen, Graham Brookie, Peter Kreko, and was moderated by Daniel Milo.

7 Apr 2020 | Online

Build Back Better: Fighting Fears

This webinar by London-based business club, The Conduit, entitled "Build Back Better: Fighting Fears" features Sasha Havlicek, Founding CEO of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) discussing how we can tackle the rising challenges of polarisation, extremism, hate and disinformation.

1 Apr 2020 | Online

Skoll World Forum: Using Social Listening to confront COVID19

This webinar hosted by the Skoll World Forum features ISD's Sasha Havlicek, Zahed Amanullah, Chloe Colliver, and Carl Miller. It explores how COVID-19 has been described as both a health crisis and a disinformation crisis, with signs that a range of bad actors are exploiting the fear of this pandemic to further their agendas.

26 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019 | Brussels

EU Cities Against Radicalisation

ISD’s Head of Strong Cities Network, Rebecca Skellett, was a panelist at ‘EU Cities against Radicalisation’ event in Brussels on 26th February 2019.

15 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019 | Munich, Germany

Munich Security Conference

ISD was a key contributor to the discussion around disinformation, misinformation and digital policy at the Munich Security Conference 15-16 February, 2019 hosting an evening panel discussion entitled, ‘Divide and Conquer: The Nexus of Extremism and Information Warfare’, alongside Anne Applebaum.

30 Jan 2019 | London, UK

Google Innovation Fund Showcase

ISD and Google.org hosted a showcase event featuring projects supported by the £1 million fund to tackle hate and extremism.

5 Feb 2019 | Brussels

ISD speaks at Google’s ‘Fighting Harmful Content’ in Brussels

ISD Education Manager, Lucie Parker, spoke at 'Fighting Harmful Content: Keeping the internet and users safe online' in Brussels on 5th February 2019 on a panel titled: 'Old Problems, New Platforms: Long term initiatives to tackle hate and extremism'.

14 Dec 2018 | Salford & Eccles, Manchester, UK

Be Internet Citizens School Workshop

ISD’s experienced facilitators will travel to secondary schools across the UK to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism

10 Dec 2018 | Lewisham, UK

Be Internet Citizens Workshop

ISD’s experienced facilitators visited Lewisham to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism

7 Dec 2018 | South West Norfolk, UK

Be Internet Citizens Workshop

ISD’s experienced facilitators travelled to South West Norfolk to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism.

30 Nov 2018 | Dewsbury, UK

Be Internet Citizens Workshop

ISD’s experienced facilitators travelled to Dewsbury to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism

23 Nov 2018 | Chesterfield, UK

Be Internet Citizens School Workshop

ISD’s experienced facilitators travelled to secondary schools across the UK to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism

3 Dec 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Anti-Feminism Online

OCCI brought together civil society organisations, feminist activists, creatives and policy-makers to discuss how anti-feminist trends can be counteracted and how people affected by online harassment and verbal discrimination can be supported.

29 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018 | Birmingham, UK

Building Strong Cities Conference

This two-day conference facilitated national and international knowledge-sharing on building strong cities with a specific focus on community cohesion, preventing and countering violent crime, and radicalisation.

23 Oct 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Monitoring Extremism Online – Deep Dive Session

The monitoring of right-wing extremist activities and networks online is an important building block to combat hate speech. For this event, we brought together monitoring experts to discuss and compare their research results.

13 Nov 2018 | Millbank Tower, London

OCCI Conference at Facebook Community Boost

This event focused on building and engaging with communities online, with topics including online campaigning best practices, evaluating the impact of counterspeech campaigns, and how to best leverage tools available on Facebook.

2 Oct 2018 | Washington, DC

Atlantic Council StratCom Conference

ISD's Head of Outreach and Networks, Zahed Amanullah presented at this event which brought together key stakeholders, researchers, government officials, and civil society to discuss global best practices on tackling the growing threat of disinformation campaigns in elections.

19 Oct 2018 | Norfolk, UK

Be Internet Citizens School Workshop

This school workshop provided students with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

19 Nov 2018 - 21 Nov 2018 | Mombasa, Kenya

Young Cities

ISD’s Youth Civil Activism Network and Strong Cities Network hosted a three-day training and empowerment event for young activists in Mombasa.

4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Workshop to Wipe Out Disinformation on Social Media

ISD's Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) and Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) hosted a two-day workshop dedicated to crafting new solutions to counter misinformation in Europe.

16 Oct 2018 | London, UK

Be Internet Citizens London Training Workshop

150 youth and education practitioners received training in the Be Internet Citizens (BIC) educational resources, so that they could deliver the BIC lesson & session plans to young people independently. Including keynote speeches, panel debate, and networking opportunities.

27 Sep 2018 | New York City, New York

Rethinking Resilience and Youth Engagement

ISD, British Council USA, and Georgia State University discussed the role and work of civil society institutions across the US, UK, Europe and MENA in addressing issues of violence and violent extremism.

5 May 2018 | Cranford Community College, London, UK

Extreme Dialogue Sixth Former Training

Our expert facilitators trained Sixth Formers on how best to use our films and supporting educational resources to start challenging but necessary conversations with young people about extremism.

12 May 2018 - 14 May 2018 | Raouché Arjaan by Rotana, Beirut, Lebanon

YouthCAN/SCN Workshop

This three-day workshop brought together Strong Cities Prevention Network members with youth between the ages of 18 and 24 from three cities across Lebanon: Tripoli, Saida and Majdal Anjar.

19 May 2018 | Cranford Community College, London, UK

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

22 Jun 2018 | Louth and Horncastle, UK

Be Internet Citizens School Workshop

BIC’s school workshop will provide students with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

27 Jun 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

OCCI Mini-Hackathon

The hackathon aims to produce a multi-partnered, Pan-European, decentralized civil society-led campaign that promotes a positive and unified message on World Humanitarian Day (August 19th), with support from participating technology companies.

27 Jun 2018 | Newcastle, UK

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

28 Jun 2018 | Berlin, Germany

OCCI Berlin workshop

This workshop is in collaboration with German NGOs about the role conspiracy theories play in online subcultures.

30 Jun 2018

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

6 Jul 2018 | Cardiff, Wales

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

6 Jul 2018 | Cardiff, Wales

Be Internet Citizens: Community Training Workshop

BIC’s ‘Creators for Change’ workshop will equip attendees to support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

10 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018 | Melbourne, Australia

Strong Cities Network Global Summit 2018

The third annual SCN Global Summit, hosted in Melbourne, provided a unique forum for policy makers, practitioners, academia and other specialists to connect and develop region-specific, best-practice approaches to countering and preventing violent extremism.

12 Jul 2018 | Weymouth, UK

Dorset Prevent Conference

At this conference, ISD was able to talk about how our Education programmes help young people to talk safely and confidently about extremism with their teachers.

13 Jul 2018 | Bradford, UK

Be Internet Citizens School Workshop

BIC’s school workshop will provide students with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

14 Jul 2018 | Manchester, UK

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

25 Sep 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Report Launch: Hate Speech and Radicalisation in the Network

The launch of the 'Hate Speech and Radicalisation in the Network' report in Berlin included an engaging discussion, moderated by ISD's Julia Ebner with state secretary Gerd Billen, Marie-Teresa Weber, Public Policy Manager, Facebook, and Matthias Quent, Director of the Institute for Democracy and Civil Society.

27 Sep 2018 | St Luke’s Church Centre, Birmingham, UK

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop allowed teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

11 Feb 2016 - 13 Feb 2016

YouthCAN Innovation Lab Kigali

ISD, in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, hosted the first Commonwealth YouthCAN innovation lab in Kigali, Rwanda, from February 11-13th, bringing together over 35 changemakers from around the region.

11 May 2016 - 12 May 2016 | Antalya, Turkey

Strong Cities Network Global Summit 2016

The SCN Global Summit brought together more than 200 delegates representing 62 cities and 39 countries to share knowledge and experiences around best practice in countering violent extremism at the local level.