Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism
Dr. Marc Hecker
French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) (France)
Marc Hecker, Ph.D. in political science from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, is a researcher at the Center for Security Studies at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). He is a graduate of the Institut d'Études Politiques in Strasbourg and holds a postgraduate diploma of International Relations (University Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne); he also spent a year at Trinity College Dublin. He teaches at Sciences Po (course entitled "Terrorism and asymmetrical wars").
He has written several books including Intifada francaise? (French Intifada?) (Ellipses, 2012) and War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age (Praeger, 2009 with Thomas Rid, book translated into Mandarin in 2011). He has published numerous articles in French and foreign journals (Commentaire, Etudes, Internationale Politik, Policy Review, etc.) and in the press (Le Monde, Le Figaro, Les Echos, Libération, etc.).
He is also director of publications at IFRI and editor in chief of the journal Politique Étrangere. He is one of the founders of the blog Ultima Ratio to which he contributes regularly.