ANDREW MCDONNELL

Research Coordinator

Andrew is a researcher and analyst, who specializes in religion, conflict and violent extremism. He has designed and implemented original research initiatives on religion for a number of nongovernmental organizations, including Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities, and the Cairo-based Arab West Report. His previous experience also includes coordinating Jewish-Christian youth programs at the Interfaith Families Project and facilitating prison-based education programs on religious studies.

In his capacity at ICRD, Andrew has overseen international research efforts in Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, and Pakistan aimed at assessing good practices in countering violent extremism. He is a coauthor of Countering Violent Religious Extremism in Pakistan: Strategies for Engaging Conservative Muslims, and A Fractured South: Addressing Separatism and Other Challenges Amidst Yemen’s Political Tumult. He holds a MALS in Religious Studies from Georgetown University.

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