Visiting Fellow - Ali Chakari

Ali Chakari is a research collaborator with Prof Christian Kaunert. He works on de-radicalisation projects and has served as policy advisor at the Ministry of Security and Justice in the Netherlands.

Ali has worked on a Family Care Package, in which he focused on families who were victims of radicalisation. The main aim of the project was to get familiar with the ideology and mindset of the radicalized individuals. Accordingly, he developed counter-narrative and re-integration program to help these individuals to contribute positively to society. 

He has also worked on citizenship programs for schools, with the focus on how to improve mutual understanding, mutual respect and different perspective taking.

Ali’s experience is not only theoretical: he has in-depth practical knowledge of radicalization and counter-terrorism, which is valuable and can introduce a new perspective.