Thomas Renard

Director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) and Senior Associate Fellow, Egmont Institute (Belgium)

Thomas Renard is the Director of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT). His research focuses on (counter-) terrorism and (counter-)radicalisation in Europe. His recent research has focused on the evolution of counter-terrorism policy, on (returning) foreign fighters, on radicalisation in prison and on terrorist recidivism. His latest book is The Evolution of Counter-Terrorism since 9/11 (Routledge, September 2021). His research has been published in various academic journals and think tanks, and it has informed many policy discussions. He is also regularly interviewed by international media. Previously, he worked at the Egmont Institute, in Brussels, where he remains a Senior Associate Fellow, and was an Adjunct Professor at the Brussels School of Governance. He holds a PhD from Ghent University, and graduated from the George Washington University (MA) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (MA, BA).

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