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Florence Keen

Florence Keen

Research Fellow

Florence Keen is a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, specialising in far-right extremism and violence. She is studying for her PhD in War Studies at King’s College London, examining the interaction of individuals and social movements from extremist ideologies to understand what is fuelling far-right violence in the UK and internationally.

Florence was previously a Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute where her work focussed on terrorist financing, including impact of new technologies in fundraising and the unintended consequences of counterterrorism legislation on civil society.

She has presented her work to the United Nations, Europol, the Global Counter Terrorism Forum and the Metropolitan Police and her work has been published by the European Parliament, Chatham House, RUSI, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. She holds a BA in Politics from the University of Nottingham, and an MSc in Political Science from University College London.

Publications:

  • ‘Funding for Right-Wing Extremist Movements: How They Raise Funds and How to Counter It,’ RUSI Journal, May 2019, (with Tom Keatinge and Kayla Izenman) available here.
  • ‘Social Media and (Counter) Terrorist Finance: A Fund- Raising and Disruption Tool,’ Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, November 2018 (with Tom Keatinge) available here.
  • ‘Virtual Currencies and Terrorist Financing: Assessing the Risks and Evaluating Responses,’ European Parliament TERR Committee, May 2018, (with David Carlisle and Tom Keatinge) available here.
  • ‘Unexplained Wealth Orders: Lessons for the UK,’ RUSI Occasional Paper, September 2017, available here.
  • ‘Humanitarian Action and Non-state Groups: The Impact of Banking Restrictions on UK NGOs,’ Chatham House, April 2017, (with Tom Keatinge) available here.
  • ‘Lone Actor and Small-Cell Terrorist Finance: A New Front in Counter-Terrorist Finance?’ RUSI Occasional Paper, January 2017, (with Tom Keatinge) available here.

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