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Violent Extremist Disengagement and Reconciliation - 4 November 2020

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Chair: Dr Christine Cheng, Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Co-Convenor: Pauline Zerla, PhD student, Department of War Studies

Speaker: Mr Chris Bosley, Senior Program Officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace

15.00 - 15.35 Introduction & presentation
15.35 - 15.45 Christine & Chris Q&A
15.45 - 16.15 Audience Q&A

The Department of War Studies invite you to the inaugural event of our Understanding Violence seminar series.

Our project at King's examines violent and peaceful behaviours in conflict contexts, with a focus on trauma. Our research project asks, “Why are some people more susceptible to violent behaviour than others?”



Chris Bosley is a Senior Program Officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he leads their initiative on Violent Extremist Disengagement and Reconciliation, promoting the peacebuilding approach to the challenge of people exiting violent extremist conflicts and disengaging from violent extremism by addressing the individual, social, and structural dynamics involved. His framework, Violent Extremist Disengagement and Reconciliation: A Peacebuilding Approach, presents a set of principles that de-exceptionalizes violent extremism from other social challenges that result from a similar set of risk factors and social ecologies.

Chris came to USIP from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), where he served as senior advisor for counterterrorism/CVE, political stability/human rights, and crisis management to the National Intelligence Manager for East Asia.

Prior to joining ODNI, Chris served for a decade as a Navy intelligence officer. His assignments included the Joint Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency, and USS Carl Vinson. He provided analytic support on political instability in fragile states and served as the lead editor for the Secretary of Defense’s daily intelligence update.

He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. focused on international security, peace, and conflict from Georgetown University

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Senior Lecturer in International Relations

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4 November 2020

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