Muhammad Fraser-Rahim’s area of expertise includes understanding transnational terrorist organizations, community oriented policing in Africa, countering violent extremism, and community engagement.
At WORDE, he leads community outreach and engagement efforts to expand WORDE’s Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) model. In addition, he is currently pursuing a PhD at Howard University in African Studies with a focus on Islamic Thought, Spirituality and Modernity, and is also a Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace.
Mr. Fraser-Rahim’s areas of expertise include countering violent extremism (CVE), extremist narratives and African Islamic intellectual history. Mr. Fraser-Rahim worked for the United States Government for more than a decade providing strategic advice and executive branch analytical support on CVE to the White House and the National Security Council. Mr. Fraser-Rahim has conducted original research in more than 40 countries on the African continent, and studied for years traditional Islamic spiritual sciences throughout West Africa, the Middle East and America. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Howard University in African Studies with a focus on Islamic Thought, Spirituality and Modernity, and holds a master’s degree from Howard University in History, and a bachelor’s degree in History from the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.
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