Prof. Lasse Lindekilde
Lasse Lindekilde is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. He holds a PhD from the European University Institute. His research is focused on violent radicalisation and the implementation and effects of counter-terrorism policies. He has published more than 30 papers and book chapters in this domain. His work is interdisciplinary linking insights from Political Science, Political Sociology, Criminology and Social Psychology. Methodologically, he has published work building on both field work, survey research and experimental techniques. Lindekilde’s research is funded by amongst others the European Union, the MINERVA programme and the Danish Research Council. As a returning Visiting Fellow at UCSB, he has conducted experimental research on the effects of small group deliberation on the radicalisation of attitudes and action preparedness. He is currently undertaking research looking at the efficiency of pre-event communication campaigns aimed at interdiction and mitigation of violent extremism.
There has been significant commentary on violent extremists’ intent to exploit this rare moment of uncertainty and instability caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries such as Mali and Niger and public demonstrations. The global pandemic, recent protests, and government response to these demonstrations heighten the risk for violent radicalisation that affects the […]
‘IS told us this…if you leave, either we or the landmines will kill you’ Kamal, a former farmer from Daquq, Iraq The territorial defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) offers hope for Iraq and Syria. And yet, many of the factors that contributed to this terrorist organisation’s escalation remain, worsened by ongoing devastation and destruction. […]
On July 16, the UK’s Court of Appeal determined that Shamima Begum, currently at an IDP camp in northeast Syria, has the right to return to the UK to challenge the stripping of her British nationality. Born in the UK to parents of Bangladeshi origin, Begum had her UK citizenship – the only one she […]