Olivia Kearney is an Intern at the ICCT, primarily assisting with research gathering for Mali (Dis-) Engagement and Re-Integration related to Terrorism (MERIT).
Olivia is completing an M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Leiden University and holds a B.A. in Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee (USA). Her Master’s thesis works to critically assess the Travel Ban that was recently instituted in the United States, with the notion of latent dysfunction in mind. Through a comparison with various other policies, her intent is to create a framework in which the Travel Ban can be critically analyzed for both its unintended consequences as well as potential hidden agendas.
Prior to joining ICCT, Olivia interned with the Memphis Police Department in their Real Time Crime Center working to track criminal hotspots. Through recording and analyzing this data, officers could then be more efficiently deployed. Furthermore, she also spent two years developing her business skills as a Real Estate Investment Analyst at RTG Capital, LLC in Dallas, TX.
With a passion for human behavior and decision making, she then turned her focus to the pathways of radicalization and potential de-radicalisation and reintegration avenues.
May 2016, IS began implementing a strategy aimed at inciting lone actor attacks in Western countries, under the supervision of its “external security” body. This report examines changes in the ways in which IS has claimed credit for violent incidents in Western countries under this strategy in an effort to shed light on the links […]
According to the Global Terrorism Index 2018 (GTI), released in November 2018, South Asia ranked second in regions most affected by terrorism-related attacks and deaths in 2017. The 2018 GTI also notes that three countries in the region—Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India—are amongst the top ten countries most impacted by terrorism worldwide. The GTI, and other […]
Whereas video releases have been central to the Islamic State’s efforts to represent itself to its audiences, an extensive quantitative and qualitative study of these sources over a longer period of time is still lacking. This paper therefore provides an overview and analysis of the entire corpus of official videos released by the Islamic State […]