Dr Rakib Ehsan

Research Fellow

Dr Rakib Ehsan joined the Henry Jackson Society in March 2019.

Dr Rakib Ehsan is a research fellow who sits in both the Henry Jackson Society’s Centre on Radicalisation & Terrorism (CRT) and Centre on Social & Political Risk (CSPR).

He holds a BA in Politics & International Relations (First-Class Honours), MSc in Democracy, Politics and Governance (Pass with Distinction), and a PhD in Political Science, all obtained from Royal Holloway, University of London. His PhD thesis, which was comprehensively sponsored by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), investigated the impact of social integration on the public attitudes of British non-white ethnic minorities.

Since joining the Henry Jackson Society in March 2019, Dr Ehsan has authored a number of reports incorporating matters of social cohesion and national security, including Muslim Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Great Britain and Weaponising COVID-19: Far-Right Anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and United States.

Most recently, he edited HJS’s Black Lives Matter UK: An Anthology, which included contributors who are critical of the political movement’s impact on UK race relations and contemporary civil discourse. His research has been published by other British think-tanks such as Policy Exchange, Runnymede Trust, and Intergenerational Foundation, as well as the Canadian independent security think-tank, the Mackenzie Institute.

Currently a columnist at Sp!ked and a regular contributor for The Telegraph, he has also written for The Independent, The Scotsman, The Jewish Chronicle, UnHerd, and CapX. His comments have also featured in mainstream British newspapers such as The Sun and The Daily Mail, as well as foreign platforms such as Arab News in Saudi Arabia and The National in the UAE.

A regular guest on TalkRadio’s Independent Republic of Mike Graham, Dr Ehsan has also featured on Sky News and BBC World News. He has also made radio appearances for stations such as LBC, BBC Radio London, and BBC Asian Network.

Establishing himself as a prominent British authority on matters of racial identity and social integration, Dr Ehsan has consulted influential UK parliamentarians and policymakers on issues surrounding race relations and community cohesion.

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Race Relations

Social Cohesion

Radical Ideologies

Conspiracy Theories


Dr Rakib Ehsan discusses the terrorist attacks on New Zealand mosques on Sky News

Dr Rakib Ehsan discusses terror plotter Lewis Ludlow on LBC Radio with Nick Ferrari


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