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We're here to help you understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. Why people turn to terrorism, taking lives in the name of ideology. Why privileged young men band together in racist gangs to commit violent acts. The difference between violence by state and non-state actors. Why some immigrant communities struggle to integrate. And how to tell better civil society stories, and ward off extremism. Corsham Institute - Countering Violent Extremism interviews global, government and community leaders as well as researchers and activists to help us understand how violent extremism happens and what can be done. Hosted by Dr Charles Kriel, thought leader and seasoned field veteran working in fragile states around the planet, Ci - Countering Violent Extremism is your go-to global update on counter-terrorism.

We're here to help you understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. Why people turn to terrorism, taking lives in the name of ideology. Why privileged young men band together in racist gangs to commit violent acts. The difference between violence by state and non-state actors. Why some immigrant communities struggle to integrate. And how to tell better civil society stories, and ward off extremism. Corsham Institute - Countering Violent Extremism interviews global, government and community leaders as well as researchers and activists to help us understand how violent extremism happens and what can be done. Hosted by Dr Charles Kriel, thought leader and seasoned field veteran working in fragile states around the planet, Ci - Countering Violent Extremism is your go-to global update on counter-terrorism.
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We're here to help you understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. Why people turn to terrorism, taking lives in the name of ideology. Why privileged young men band together in racist gangs to commit violent acts. The difference between violence by state and non-state actors. Why some immigrant communities struggle to integrate. And how to tell better civil society stories, and ward off extremism. Corsham Institute - Countering Violent Extremism interviews global, government and community leaders as well as researchers and activists to help us understand how violent extremism happens and what can be done. Hosted by Dr Charles Kriel, thought leader and seasoned field veteran working in fragile states around the planet, Ci - Countering Violent Extremism is your go-to global update on counter-terrorism.

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Episodes

Trusting Enemies

12/14/2018
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Negotiations have broken down in Britain’s Brexit chaos. The UK won’t ratify. The EU won’t renegotiate. And the vote has been postponed. After years, negotiations have ground to a halt on all sides. What happened? Professor Nicholas Wheeler of the University of Birmingham speaks with us about Brexit negotiations, US and Russian relations, and what Trust means and why it’s on everyone’s mind. Join Dr Charles Kriel in London for Trusting Enemies, a Brexit vote special episode of the Corsham...

Duration:00:24:49

Russia, Media and the Mind

11/30/2018
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This week, the world’s leaders will converge on Buenos Aires for the G20 Summit. And the most prominent meeting will be the one that isn’t happening, between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, cancelled by the American President in the hot lights of a growing disinformation and collaboration scandal. For our G20 special this week, we look at Russian news media, and the attempt to manipulate the mind. Moscow-based media Professor Ilya Kiriya joins us, as well as psychologist Dr Tereza Capelos...

Duration:00:38:12

Son of the South

11/16/2018
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What makes a white man in 1960s Alabama, the son of a Klansman, subject himself to arrests and beatings in the name of racial equality? Bob Zellner devoted his life to civil rights. Now Spike Lee is making his story. He talks to us about arrests, online hate, and a union-organising Klansman named M.O. working alongside black activists in America’s Old South. From London, and this week from Alabama, join Dr Charles Kriel for Son of the South, a special episode of the Corsham Institute’s...

Duration:00:25:59

Cinekid

11/2/2018
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One of the biggest growth areas in digital content is children’s media. This episode we travel to Amsterdam for the Cinekid Festival. We’ll speak with Festival Director Floor van Spaendonck. And with a delegate to the festival, television and online director, Elin Grönblom. And the UK Government has published its response to the DCMS Select Committee’s Interim Report on Disinformation and Fake News. We’ll look at what they had to say, and what we think of it. From London, and this week...

Duration:00:32:05

One year anniversary programme

10/19/2018
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Alexander Ritzmann is a key figure at the EU’s Radicalisation Awareness Network, one of the world’s leading counter-terrorism organisations. He joins us to talk about the psychology of radicalisation. Wendy Seigelman is the citizen journalist chasing down connections between the big data manipulators in elections worldwide. She talks to us from New York. And Corsham Institute does the 73 United Nations General Assembly. Join Dr Charles Kriel in London, and New York, for the One year...

Duration:00:42:20

Trust and Elections

10/8/2018
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Last year one American professor started the process of recovering his data from a British company, and set off an avalanche. One year later Cambridge Analytica has shuttered their doors, politicians are asking questions, and governments are investigating the company, its CEO, and its affiliate British defense companies. But what does it mean for you? We speak to Professor David Carroll of Parsons and The New School in New York. In London, and this week from New York, join Dr Charles Kriel...

Duration:00:32:26

Trust and Technology

9/21/2018
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After a year of online scandals, tech and tech companies are under the microscope. Home pods listen constantly, phones track our movements, and computers control our cars. All the while, we’re maxing out our screen time. But does anyone really trust technology any more? To explore the dynamics between trust and distrust in tech and its impact on society, this week Cambridge University launched the Trust and Technology Initiative. We’ll speak with Dr Ella McPherson, a Cambridge Lecturer in...

Duration:00:32:19

Exploding Data

9/7/2018
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What would the man who co-authored the Patriot Act have to say about our individual privacy? Former US Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff joins us to talk data rights, Russian operations, and his new book, “Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age”. And UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid this week called on tech giants to stop sitting on their hands when it comes to protecting children from online sexual abuse. We speak with Dr Jeremy Malcolm of Prostasia...

Duration:00:34:15

Brexit, Russia and Cambridge Analytica Pt 2

8/27/2018
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Chris Vickery has been a key witness in US Senate and UK Parliamentary investigations into Cambridge Analytica and data privacy. His work has uncovered shocking revelations about elections and the manipulation of voters. Today he talks to us about how he discovered the secrets of Cambridge Analytica, and what it means for democracy and our lives online. Join Dr Charles Kriel in London for “Brexit, Russia and Cambridge Analytica”, the second of a two-part special series of the Corsham...

Duration:00:26:52

Brexit, Russia and Cambridge Analytica

8/10/2018
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In the odd story of Dr Emma Briant and her academic investigation into Cambridge Analytica, the revelations have been fast and forthcoming: Trump’s people at first thought Cambridge Analytica was tied to the Mafia. Alexander Nix reached out to Julian Assange months sooner than anyone realised, crossing into the Brexit referendum cycle. SCL / Cambridge Analytica leader Nigel Oakes calls himself the Steve Wozniak to Alexander Nix’s Steve Jobs. And more. Dr Emma Briant’s academic research...

Duration:00:29:33

Fake News and Hybrid Warfare

7/27/2018
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This month leaders from Russia and the US met in Helsinki for a controversial summit that dominated global headlines. And this week the UK House of Commons will release a vital report on Fake News. But how do we make sense of what’s behind the headlines? We speak with Hanna Smith of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats to help explain the ties that bind Facebook, Russia, and hybrid warfare as leading threats to civil society. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel...

Duration:00:27:10

Trust, Disinformation and StratComs

7/12/2018
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It's Helsinki Summit time. We speak with journalist and author Edward Lucas at a King’s College London conference on Trust and Emotions in relations between Russia and the West. And disinformation still dominates our daily headlines. Two researchers from King’s College Strategic Communications centre have written the book on the subject — Fake News, a Roadmap. We speak Jente Althuis and Leonie Haiden at the NATO StratComs Dialogue meeting in Riga. From London - and once again from Riga -...

Duration:00:32:32

Russia and StratComs

6/28/2018
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Russian disinformation represents one of the greatest threats to the civil society and Western Democracy. Yet solutions are thin on the ground. How do we counter Russia’s propaganda, or is countering even the right approach. In this, the second of a three-part special examining Strategic Communication, we focus on Russia. First we speak with Nina Jankowicz, a Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute. Then Janis Sarts, Director of the NATO StratComs Centre of Excellence in Latvia. From London...

Duration:00:29:33

Creative StratComs

6/18/2018
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Information, disinformation and propaganda — they’re all a part of the communications strategies of organisations pushing a message. But in a time of information virality and social media, with organisations like Cambridge Analytica claiming they can control voters’ minds through disinformation, Strategic Communications have now become a vital part of how we communicate with one another. In this, the first of a three-part special examining Strategic Communication, we focus on the creative....

Duration:00:26:20

From the end of the Cold War to the End of Truth

6/1/2018
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Where are we with Russia? Are they interfering online with our elections? Has Russia Today become a 24 hour Facebook propaganda feed? And how did we get from the end of the Cold War to the End of Truth? We’re joined today by Professor Paul Baines to discuss online election interference and Russia. Then Professor Simon Koschut speaks with us about trust, and relations between Russia and the West. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for Ci - Countering Violent Extremism.

Duration:00:36:36

Tech Against Terrorism

5/18/2018
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In the battle to radicalise vulnerable people online, social networks and small sites hosting content are vital tools to extremists. What can commercial companies, both large and small, do in the face of a global threat? Today we speak with Tech Against Terrorism, an organisation working with Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Twitter to help the tech industry fight violent extremism, while still respecting human rights. We speak with their Director, Adam Hadley. From London, join Dr Charles...

Duration:00:29:15

How Will We Become Majestic Elephants, Part 2 of 2, from Reckonings

5/4/2018
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Why do people join violent extremist movements? And what moves them to abandon lives of hate? We hear from Stephanie Lepp, producer of the Reckonings podcast. Stephanie creates one of the best podcasts around. Here, we’ll hear the second in a two-part special series, “How will we become majestic elephants”. It’s from her podcast Reckonings, and explores the transformations of a white supremacist and a jihadi extremist. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for "Ci - Countering Violent...

Duration:00:30:10

How Will We Become Majestic Elephants, Part 1 of 2, from Reckonings

4/23/2018
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Why do people join violent extremist movements? And what moves them to abandon lives of hate? We hear from Stephanie Lepp, producer of the Reckonings podcast. Stephanie creates one of the best podcasts around. Here, we’ll hear the first in a two-part special episode, “How will we become majestic elephants”. It’s from her podcast Reckonings, and explores the transformations of a white supremacist and a jihadi extremist. From London, join Dr Charles Kriel for "Ci - Countering Violent...

Duration:00:31:20

Islamic Extremism and media

4/6/2018
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Islamic extremism. What’s to be done? What is the cause and where does the responsibility lie? On the show today we hear two perspectives — one from an experienced journalist and media development professional who has lived and worked in London, Paris, Moscow, Tashkent, Almaty, Peshawar and Kabul. Then we hear from the cofounder of the Wiltshire Islamic Cultural Centre, and Wiltshire’s first and only Prevent officer. Ian MacWilliam and Wali Rahman join us and give very different, yet in...

Duration:00:31:18

Images and Conflict

3/19/2018
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Images and conflict are intertwined in our collective imaginations. Who doesn’t hold an arresting image of war in their head? From a photograph of a scarred, scared and naked Vietnamese child, to videos of beheadings, through images of Americans torturing Baathists, retinal records of war are ever present. This February, King’s College Centre for Strategic Communications hosted Kaleidoscope of Conflict. A gathering of artists and writers speaking about images and conflict, it was an...

Duration:00:33:41