Building peace in the minds of men and women

Internet and the Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living Together

Mon, 31 Oct - 11:00 to 12:30

Session 1 - Workshop 1.2: The Influence of Internet and Digital Spaces in the Process of Individual Radicalization

Amarnath Amarasingam

Fellow, The George Washington University's Program on Extremism, United States (Canada)

Amarnath Amarasingam is a Fellow at The George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, and Co-Directs a study of Western foreign fighters based at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of Pain, Pride, and Politics: Sri Lankan Tamil Activism in Canada (2015). His research interests are in radicalization, terrorism, diaspora politics, post-war reconstruction, and the sociology of religion. He is the editor of Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War (2016), The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News (2011) and Religion and the New Atheism: A Critical Appraisal (2010). He is also the author of several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, has presented papers at over 80 national and international conferences, and has written for Foreign Affairs, Vice News, Al-Jazeera English, War on the Rocks, The Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail.

Follow him on Twitter at: @AmarAmarasingam.