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Meet Vidhya Ramalingam

Vidhya Ramalingam Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy Women

Please join the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and Women in Foreign Policy to meet Vidhya Ramalingham, Founder of Moonshot CVE, for an evening of career advice!

Vidhya has vast experience working to combat anti-minority violence, far-right extremism, and terrorism. She is the founder of Moonshot CVE, a startup that develops innovative ways of combating violent extremism. This is achieved by applying startup thinking to the field of countering violent extremism through the use of data, science techniques, creativity and an appetite for risk-taking. Vidhya’s vision is underpinned by a range of experience engaging with extremists, building new partnerships with activists, and advancing policy design. 

Previously, Vidhya was Senior Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), where she set up and ran the international program on Far-Right Extremism and Intolerance. From 2012-2014, she led the EU’s capacity building program on far-right terrorism, the Far-Right Extremism in Europe Initiative (FREE Initiative), working with over 300 practitioners across 10 countries. She holds various roles including Commissioning Panelist for the UK Security and Intelligence Agencies and ESRC, Faculty Associate at the University of Oxford, and Fellow at the German Institute on Radicalisation and Deradicalisation Studies (GIRDS). She sits on the Advisory Board of Life After Hate and Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks). 

This dinner will be particularly suited for people who are looking to specialise in combating far-right extremism and terrorism or those interested in working for a startup. 

Tickets are £15 and include a light dinner. You will be responsible for purchasing any drinks the evening of. In order to ensure an intimate evening, we are only offering thirteen tickets to this dinner, five of which are sold at concession prices, for students or workers on low wages. All tickets must be purchased ahead of the dinner.

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