Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies
Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE) Studies Program
The threat from terrorism touches every corner of the globe, and the United States is facing a troubling increase in homegrown violent extremism (HVE). Understanding the need for our communities to respond to the risk of HVE, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy has initiated the Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies Program.
This program serves as an epicenter for community-centric HVE analysis, research, education, media and events. The program brings together an international, interdisciplinary collection of HVE Studies Associates. Counterterrorism experts, scholars, government officials, faith-based leaders and former extremists provide their respective expertise to identify potential community-driven strategies, policies and programs intended to reduce the risk of recruitment and radicalization. The program is being led by Dr. Erroll Southers
About the HVE Studies Program Director
Dr. Erroll Southers is the Director of the SCI Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies Program and award-winning Adjunct Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy. He is a former FBI Special Agent, Presidential nominee for TSA Administrator and California Governor’s appointee to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security. He holds roles around the world and throughout the international counterterrorism and national security arena. He is the author of Homegrown Violent Extremism, has testified before the full Congressional Committee on Homeland Security as a subject matter expert, and appears on various media networks as a counterterrorism analyst. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University, and holds masters and doctoral degrees in public policy from USC.