Dr. Haroro J. Ingram

Senior Research Fellow
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Dr. Haroro J. Ingram is a Senior Research Fellow with The Program on Extremism at George Washington University.  His research primarily focuses on the role of propaganda and charismatic leadership in the evolution and appeal of violent non-state political movements; militant Islamist propaganda targeting English-speaking audiences; and the role of strategic communications in national security operations, strategy and policy, particularly in the areas of counterterrorism and countering violent extremism. Haroro's work draws heavily on primary source materials, most of which is collected during field research in countries across the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia. He currently runs several in-country applied research projects in these regions mostly focused on enhancing civil society CVE capabilities. Haroro is a Senior Researcher on The ISIS Files Project and on PoE's core partnership with the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET), and a Senior Investigator with the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE). He also provides support for PoE's partners in the Congressional Conter-Terrorism Caucus, the leading bipartisan voice in Congress for pragmatic approaches to tackling extremism and radicalization. He is the writer and co-host of the podcast series Mosul and the Islamic State.


Haroro's research has been published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Australian Journal of Political Science, RUSI Journal, Australian Journal of International Affairs, War on the Rocks, The Atlantic, The National Interest and The Washington Post amongst others. He has been a visiting fellow with institutions such as the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (The Hague), the Naval Postgraduate School’s Defense Analysis Department (Monterey) and the Australian National University’s Department of International Relations (Canberra). A former national security practitioner, Ingram regularly consults across government, private and civil society sectors.


On the role of propaganda in violent non-state political movements

On militant Islamist propaganda targeting English-speaking audiences

On CT-CVE strategic communications 

On leadership in violent Islamist groups

On terrorism prevention policy

On state and non-state anti-democratic malign influence threats

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