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During this episode, Christina Nemr discusses counter-extremism, counter-disinformation, instability, and conflict. After reviewing why so many interventions for both extremism and disinformation tend to fall short, Christina mentions some tactics or approaches that show promise.
- Cognitive Crucible Podcast Episodes Mentioned
- Attitudinal Inoculation
- Integrative Complexity
- Civic Engagement
- The need for cognitive closure by Arie Kruglanski and Shira Fishman
- Integrative Complexity Interventions to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism by Christina Nemr and Sara Savage
- South Africa Vaccine Hesitancy Campaign
Guest Bio: Christina Nemr is a consultant and entrepreneur addressing challenges in the information environment that yield instability and conflict. She has worked on counter-extremism policy and programming for the past decade in collaboration with governments, civil society, academia, and the private sector, with increasing focus on mitigating the psychological and social factors that facilitate susceptibility to extremism and disinformation. She started her career as an advisor with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, where she was a founding member of the countering violent extremism program. She has degrees in International Relations and Forensic Psychology.
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