Luca joined the ICCT team in September 2020 as an intern. Prior to that, she obtained a BSc degree in International Relations and Organisations from Leiden University, in addition to completing a minor in Security Studies at Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. For two years of her studies, Luca served as a board member to the student association CIROS, which represents students of International Relations at Leiden University Campus The Hague. Moreover, she worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Public Values & Ethics (CPVE), in a database project on miscarriages of justice across Europe.
Luca has a keen interest in topics related to risk management and the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism, particularly right-wing extremism. Likewise, she has a strong affinity for data science and quantitative research methods. At ICCT, her work will center around assisting with research and acquisition projects, with a particular focus on quantitative data analysis.
This paper examines the coverage of the pan-Arab television stations Al-Arabiya and Al-Jazeera regarding events and terrorist attacks in the post-2003 Iraq invasion, including different insurgencies in Iraq. This report is part of a wider project, led by the International Centre for Counter- Terrorism (ICCT) – the Hague, and funded by the EU Devco on […]
As multiple polls show, the vast majority of the seventy-million Americans who voted for Trump continue to put their faith in him as their president. In the face of so little evidence of voter fraud, why do so many people still believe his outlandish claims about the stolen election? Why do they think he should […]
The arrest of a returning foreign fighter earlier this month in Spain, suspected of planning a terrorist attack, highlights the persistence of the jihadi threat in Europe. This follows a spate of terrorist attacks and plots across Europe in the latter part of 2020, notably in France and Austria. The sum of these attacks reflects […]