Nikita Malik

Director, Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism

Nikita is the Director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism (CRT) at the Henry Jackson Society.

Nikita is the Director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism (CRT) at the Henry Jackson Society.

She is an internationally recognised expert on countering violent extremism, terrorism, and hate-based violence, with a focus on youth deradicalisation. In her role, she has worked with key policy makers and government departments in the UK and globally.

A key component of Nikita’s work focuses on the propagation of extremist material online, including on social media platforms and the Darknet. Her research has put forward a number of solutions to foster engagement between UK government policymakers and technology companies.

Her past research reports have been regularly featured in the media, and her findings and policy recommendations have been discussed in the House of Commons, House of Lords, European Parliament, the US State Department, and the United Nations.

In addition to working with government policy makers and the media, Nikita has also engaged NGOs to build partnerships and deliver high impact programs on youth and radicalisation, including Save the Children, Child Soldiers, Child to Child, UNICEF, and others. Her work on radicalisation has paralleled models on how children are exploited by gangs, cults, and violent groups, and the way technology can help or hinder their exit.

Her work to date has led Forbes Magazine honouring her in 2018 as a 30 Under 30, and a key influencer in law and policy. Nikita was educated at the University of Oxford (where she completed her MA and MSc) and has a second MSc in Middle Eastern Politics and Arabic from SOAS, University of London. She is fluent in four languages.

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Media Experience
Extensive broadcast and print experience, including:
Global Coalition
The Wall Street Journal
Reuters
Newsweek
The Telegraph
The Independent
The Sun
The Daily Mail
The Guardian
Metro
Sky News
BBC
ITV
RTE
CNBC
MBC
Bloomburg
CNN
France 24

Expertise
The proliferation and prevention of extremism online
Women and radicalisation
The prevention and reintegration of young people exiting violent extremism
The role of families in deterring terrorism
The use of refugees and trafficked victims by extremist groups

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