Laura Ombelet is Programme Assistant at ICCT starting January 2018. She was previously an all-round Intern at ICCT.
She graduated from Leiden University College in 2017 with a BSc (Honours) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, majoring in Governance, Economics and Development. While studying, she gained experience as a student research assistant working on the topic of hybrid governance. In 2016, she spent a semester abroad studying International Development and Urban Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
At ICCT, her responsibilities lie with online and external communication with partners academics and policymakers; background research; project management support and event organisation.
Introduction We live in an inter-connected, inter-dependent world, not only in digital spaces, but increasingly between the physical and digital worlds. While our inter-connectedness and the accompanying rapid technological change bring with them widespread societal benefits, they can also deepen existing vulnerabilities and create new ones, such as in relation to critical infrastructure interdependencies. These […]
This paper critically compares seven widely used risk assessment tools for violent extremism, including the VERA-2R, the ERG 22+, the SQAT, the IR46, the RRAP, the Radar, and the VAF. For each risk assessment method, the authors (1) provide background information about its country of origin, the field of expertise/discipline within which they were created, […]
This study focuses on increasing our understanding of the different pathways converts take during conversion to Islam. It looks specifically at the following research question: “How do the pathways of converts involved in jihadist movements differ from those of converts who are not, in terms of their life prior to Islam, their conversion experience and […]