Humera Khan
Published February 17, 2015
Updated April 23, 2021

Humera Khan is the executive director of Muflehun, a think tank specializing in preventing radicalization and countering violent extremism (CVE). She designs and implements CVE-specific and CVE-relevant programs for prevention, intervention and interdiction of violent extremism.

Previously, Khan designed and integrated methodologies for threat anticipation and risk assessment for the Singapore government, as well as designed energy security strategies for clients of the U.S. government.

Khan’s work includes the design and launch of the Viral Peace program for the U.S. Department of State to train youth leaders on the strategies of using social media to build communities and counter extremism. She is a frequent speaker on CVE and the role of social media in fighting extremism.

Expertise: Countering violent extremism (CVE), social media in CVE, security strategies, Islamic studies, ideology of violent extremism, women in security, youth CVE programs, online radicalization, women CVE programs

Location: New York, N.Y.


Heard on PBS NewsHour: What can be done to prevent youth radicalization?

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