World class research is led by world class scholars and individuals. The CRIC has drawn together tremendous leaders in their respective research fields.

Our Founding Fellows

  • John, Lord Alderdice

    Founding Fellow

    As Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Lord Alderdice played a significant role in the Talks on Northern Ireland including negotiation of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. He was the first Speaker of the new Northern Ireland Assembly.

    • Scott Atran

      Founding Fellow

      Scott received his B.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University (and an M.A. in social relations from Johns Hopkins). He is tenured as Research Director in Anthropology at Franceamp;#8217;s National Center for Scientific Research in Paris.

      • Richard Davis

        Founding Fellow

        Richard is Chief Executive Officer and Senior Research Fellow at ARTIS Research amp;amp; Risk Modeling, an international research institution. He previously served at The White House as the Director of Prevention (terrorism) Policy for the Homeland Security Council.

        • Harvey Whitehouse

          Founding Fellow

          Professor Whitehouse holds a Chair in Social Anthropology and is a Professorial Fellow of Magdalen College at the University of Oxford. In the School of Anthropology he is Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology.

          Our Senior Fellows

          • Honorable Juan C. Zarate

            Senior Fellow

            Juan Zarate is a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Senior National Security Analyst for CBS News, a Visiting Lecturer of Law at the Harvard Law School, and the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Financial Integrity Network.

            • Robert Axelrod

              Senior Fellow

              Robert Axelrod is the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan. He has appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

              • Sundeep Waslekar

                Senior Fellow

                Sundeep Waslekar obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1983 from Oxford University, and was conferred D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) of Symbiosis International University, at hands of President of India, in December 2011.

                • Deniz Ulke Aribogan

                  Senior Fellow

                  Prof. Deniz Ulke Aribogan was appointed as a senior fellow of CRIC (Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict) based at Harris Manchester College Oxford in 2015. Professor Aribogan has been appointed to an Academic Visitorship at St Anthonyamp;#8217;s College, Oxford, for 2016.

                    • Jeremy Ginges

                      Visiting Senior Research Fellow

                      Jeremy Ginges is an Associate Professor of Psychology and director of the Laboratory of Social and Political Psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City. He has also held positions at the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan (2003-2006) and the University of Pennsylvania (2001-2002).

                      • Kumar Ramakrishna

                        Visiting Senior Research Fellow

                        Kumar Ramakrishna is an Associate Professor and Head of Policy Studies in the Office of the Executive Deputy Chairman, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore. He was previously Head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security (April 2006 – March 2015).

                        • Charles B. Strozier

                          Visiting Senior Research Fellow

                          Charles B. Strozier has a Harvard B.A., an M.A. and a PhD from the University of Chicago, and has training as a research candidate at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and clinical psychoanalytic training at TRISP in New York City. He is the founding director of the Center on Terrorism at John Jay College, City University of New York.

                          • Michael Cowan

                            Stewardship Director

                            Dr Michael Cowan is a psychologist and theologian and for more than 25 years a leader of interracial and interfaith community organizing in New Orleans, especially since founding the Common Good network after Hurricane Katrina. He is Professor in the Institute for Ministry, Loyola University New Orleans; and a Visiting Research Fellow of the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin.

                            Our Research Fellows

                            • Lydia Wilson

                              Research Fellow

                              Research fellow at CRIC; research fellow and field director at Artis International; visiting research scholar at the Ralph Bunche Institute of International Studies at the Graduate Center, City University New York; visiting scholar at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University; editor of the Cambridge Literary Review.

                              Our Other Team Members

                              • Hammad Sheikh

                                Visiting Research Fellow

                                Hammad Sheikh is a postdoctoral research fellow at the New School for Social Research and the Center on Terrorism (CUNY). He received a Psycholgie Diplom (equivalent to MSc) from the Free University of Berlin in 2008 and a PhD in social psychology from the New School for Social Research in 2014.

                                • Koert Debeuf

                                  Visiting Research Fellow

                                  Koert Debeuf (born May 27 1974) he studied Ancient History at the universities of Leuven and Bologna. He was president of the students of the Faculty of Arts and student representative on the Academic Council of the KU Leuven. He worked as political advisor for the Mayor of Leuven, for the Flemish Parliament, the Belgian Parliament and the European Parliament.

                                  • Andrea Fatica

                                    Field Research Project Manager

                                    Andrea Fatica has a background in communications and psychology, with over 10 years of experience in academic and private sector social science research settings. She received an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, in conjunction with a Certificate in Terrorism Studies; and holds a B.S. in Communications from Northeastern University.

                                    Science and Policy Advisory Committee