The Program on Extremism at George Washington University provides analysis on issues related to violent and non-violent extremism. It spearheads innovative and thoughtful academic inquiry and brings together a unique team of experts from various continents and a range of disciplines, including government officials with experience in public safety and law enforcement; scholars; former extremists; and, counter extremism practitioners providing first hand assistance to families grappling with radicalization. The Program on Extremism (PoE) research on extremism and terrorism develops pragmatic policy solutions that resonate with and is in high demand from policymakers, media and the public at large. PoE is seeking to hire a Research Assistant to conduct research on radicalization and recruitment by violent extremist groups. Specific responsibilities include:
Monitors various violent extremists groups including but not limited to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Assists in the policy analysis on focus issue for the Program. Participates in analyzing/writing white papers, series, reports and other publications. Engages in outreach with key outside stakeholders, including the news media, Congress, executive branch agencies, and foreign countries.
Assists in the management of a number of research projects and organizes events, events, seminars, and summits.
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Experience working as part of research team or think tank community
A BA/BS in related discipline is required, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.