Tuesday 26 June 2018


Sasha Havlicek

Cumulative rage: How to stem the tide of online hate and extremism

For over a decade, The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) has been at the forefront of forging innovative solutions to the global rise of extremist and terrorist movements across the ideological spectrum.

Combining research, educational programmes and policy advisory work with innovative influencer networks and the best in technology/communications, ISD is delivering real-world solutions to match the ever-growing impact, professionalism and technological prowess of extremist groups around the world.

ISD advises 15 governments and spearheads the Global Counter Terrorism’s Work on the Internet and Social Media. It also trains and advises 120 cities in countering extremism through its Strong Cities Network and has forged unique partnerships with Facebook, Google and Microsoft through which it is delivering a range of innovations in online counter-extremism.

Sasha Havlicek

As founding CEO of ISD, Sasha has spearheaded the largest global network of former extremists, the Strong Cities Network launched by President Obama at the UN General Assembly in 2015, the Online Civil Courage Initiative (a partnership with Facebook to scale counter hate speech efforts) and the Google/ISD Innovation Fund to Counter Hate and Extremism.

Sasha previously served as Senior Director at the EastWest Institute (EWI), where she headed the organisation’s conflict resolution work, and is a regular commentator in the media (CNN, BBC, Channel 4 News and other networks).


With Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Sasha recently launched The Online Civil Courage Initiative to amplify efforts to counter hate speech online.