Our Latest Report

In May, we released a new report that evaluates 40 cases of individuals charged from 2014 to 2019 for planning or conducting attacks in the U.S. in furtherance of racially/ethnically motivated violent extremist (RMVE) causes or ideologies.


GW Extremism Tracker

Our monthly updates detail terrorism-related activities and court proceedings in the United States. 

ISIS Files

The ISIS Files

In September 2018, The New York Times announced a partnership with the George Washington University (GW) to preserve, digitize, translate, and provide analysis of The ISIS Files documents and publish them on an open, searchable website.

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In maintaining its commitment to bringing nuanced perspectives from experts in the field of violent and non-violent extremism, the Program on Extremism regularly hosts panel discussions, invited speakers, and other events.



Our Mission

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University provides analysis on issues related to violent and non-violent extremism. The Program spearheads innovative and thoughtful academic inquiry, producing empirical work that strengthens extremism research as a distinct field of study. The Program aims to develop pragmatic policy solutions that resonate with policymakers, civic leaders, and the general public.


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PoE Research on Capitol Hill Siege Featured in Senate Hearings


Our preliminary report on the Capitol Hill Siege has featured directly in Senators' remarks in both the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in their reviews of the January 6th attack. We look forward to continuing our work and helping to guide the discussion going forward.