Featured Grant

The Minerva Project

Dr. John Horgan is currently working on a grant-funded research enterprise dubbed The Minerva Project. This project represents the first ever evaluation of a CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) program in the United States. The project consists of two phases. In addition to producing a wide variety of academic products, the research will have a wide range of further benefits to society, including: Improving public knowledge and awareness of Muslim converts, reducing suspicion and prejudice surrounding converts by offering evidence-based understanding of understanding of the causes and processes of Islamic conversion, and building a model to help understand and predict convert radicalization.