Daniel Koehler

Research Fellow, American University

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: Germany, United StatesCategory: Podcast

Daniel Koehler studied comparative religion, political science and economics at Princeton University and Free University Berlin and holds a PhD in political science. His work focuses on terrorism, radicalization, and deradicalization. Daniel is the co-founder of the first peer reviewed open access journal on deradicalization, which he created together with the German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies (GIRDS) in 2014. In 2016, he was appointed to be the first court expert on deradicalization in the United States of America at the District Court in Minneapolis. In July 2017 Daniel became a member of the Editorial Board of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague and in November 2019 he was appointed as Research Fellow at the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab at the American University in Washington D.C.

Recent Content


Episode 47: False Information, Conspiracy Theories, and Right-Wing Extremism

Since the Covid 19 pandemic began in many countries, conspiracy theories and political extremism have grown but particularly in the United States and Germany. False information has flourished, leading the …