Jonathan Birdwell joined ISD in September 2015 as Head of Policy and Research. Previously, Jonathan was Head of the Citizenship and Political Participation Programme at the think tank Demos. He has authored over forty think tank reports on topics including the relationship between violence terrorists and non-violent Islamist radicals, ‘far right’ political parties and street-based groups in Europe, UK counterterrorism policy, education, the youth labour market, international volunteering and the role of faith groups in UK society, among others.
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