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“ICSR is unique: it brings together the top policymakers with the top academics.”

Lord John Alderdice, former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly

“The work done by ICSR is so important, because it looks at all kinds of terrorism and extremism. It helps us understand historical trends and patterns, so we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past.”

President Chandrika Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka

“One of the greatest strengths of ICSR is its independence and neutrality. That’s why it reaches such an influential audience, and that’s why its reports are so widely respected and admired.”

Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada

“The quality of ICSR’s work is exceptional. They know how to do world class research – but they also know how to explain it to the public and the policymakers.”

Hon. Frances Townsend, former Assistant to the U.S. President for Counterterrorism

“What I like about ICSR is that it focuses on the causes of conflict and radicalisation. If we don’t understand the long-term trends, factors and roots of conflict, it’s impossible to make the transition to peace.”

Lord David Trimble, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former First Minister of Northern Ireland

“ICSR and its team of researchers have been a tremendous resource for policy makers in both Europe and the U.S.”

Hon. Arif Alikhan, former Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“ICSR has a truly global perspective on the causes of violence and extremism. It’s a global network that brings together different perspectives and experiences, and allows us to learn from each other.”

President Andres Pastrana, former President of Colombia and former Mayor of Bogota

“The research done by ICSR helped to shape our understanding of radicalisation and what can be done to prevent it. ICSR has played a critically important role in making our countries safer and our societies more cohesive.”

Commissioner Antonio Vitorino, former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs

“ICSR provides a great platform for serious, constructive dialogue on the most hotly debated issues, as well as a source of world-class expertise on many of the international challenges we face.”

Ambassador Mitchell B. Reiss, former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department

“As a police officer, I can see just how important the work of ICSR is. For practitioners, it’s really important to have smart, independent people who can give an objective assessment of when you’re right, and when you need to do better.”

Peter Clarke, former Head of Counterterrorism Command, London Metropolitan Police

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