Publications

WORDE Publications include books, commentary, and reports authored by WORDE Specialists. They also include Our WORDE (public policy newsletter), Press Releases and Public Statements.

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Chapter on BRAVE

The Middle East and Regional Transition, Terrorism, and Countering Violent Extremism: What the Next President Will Face Edited by: Rand Beers, Richard A. Clarke, Emilian Papadopoulos, and Paul Salem Vol. 668, November 2016 The next president will face enormous challenges in dealing with terrorism—a threat to global stability and national security that has changed considerably […]

CVE Panel at the Cato Institute

On December 14, 2016, Assistant Chief, Luther Reynolds (Montgomery County Police Department) presented on his department’s involvement in the BRAVE Program as part of a panel discussion on countering violent extremism at a CATO Institute conference. Co-panelists included Michael German (Brennan Center for Justice), Maya Berry (Arab-American Institute), Arjun Sethi (human rights lawyer, and Adjunct […]

A Strategic Plan for WORDE’s BRAVE Model

Through its organic development in Montgomery County, the BRAVE model has evolved into a “collective impact initiative” with a core focus on building resilience against violent extremism through engagement, education, and specialized interventions. The model has undergone an independent, scientific evaluation and is an evidence-based good practice for countering violent extremism and community policing. Adaptable […]

An Instructor’s Manual for Developing a Community-Led Approach to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

Illustrating lessons learned and best practices from two years of programming and evaluation, WORDE produced an accompanying Instructor’s Manual to supplement the evaluation and guide communities and CVE practitioners in: Building positive and collaborative relationships with diverse Muslim communities Understanding the potential risk factors of radicalization and mobilization to violent extremism Creating a community-led engagement […]

Evaluation of WORDE’s CVE Programing

In 2014, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) launched a two-year study of community-based Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programing led by the World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE) and its effectiveness in promoting positive social integration and encouraging public safety. By the time of publication, our CVE programing, known as the “Montgomery County […]

Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) Publications

WORDE is pleased to announce the publication of several timely resources on our Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) initiatives to guide other communities in the development of similar initiatives: a National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-funded evaluation of our programing, a manual for guiding the development of community-led CVE initiatives, and a Strategic Plan for […]

Washington Post Reports on WORDE’s ICC Survey of the Impact of Bullying on Muslim Students

The Washington Post reports on a recent survey the International Cultural Center (ICC) administered in Montgomery County to measure the impact of bullying on students in the county. The ten question survey was administered in January 2016, and asked students to reflect back on their experiences in the past six months, to understand some of […]

PBS Highlights WORDE’s Community- Led Efforts to Prevent Violent Extremism in The US

PBS recently highlighted WORDE’s community- led efforts to prevent violent extremism in the US. The feature includes a clip from a special event WORDE’s International Cultural Center hosted with residents from the Asbury retired community in which the elderly shared their experiences of overcoming discrimination and adversity. The program was designed to empower youth who […]

Belonging Nowhere: Marginalization & Radicalization Risk among Muslim Immigrants

Research into the psychology of terrorism suggests that a person’s cultural identity plays a key role in radicalization, so WORDE teamed up with researchers Dr. Sarah Lyons,  Dr. Michelle Gelfand, and Marieke van Egmond for a study to understand how immigrant acculturation challenges in the US may be linked to radicalization. We found that immigrants who […]

WORDE Launches New Counter Messaging Effort

February 19, 2016 For decades extremists have hijacked religious rhetoric to justify their senseless tactics for pursuing social and political change. The time has come to push back and challenge what they say they believe in. To this end, WORDE has produced our first video against ISIS and launched a new public policy study focused on […]

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