Alexander Ritzmann has been working for almost 20 years in the fields of democracy promotion and prevention of violent extremism. From 2017 to 2020, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS), where he headed, among other things, the project “Integration at Eye Level", which was funded by the federal “Living Democracy" programme and focused on a discourse of values among and with refugees. At the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), he co-constructs and moderates the “International Forum for Expert Exchange on Countering Islamist Extremism" (InFoEx). He advises the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) Berlin in particular on questions of Internet regulation (e.g. NetzDG) and on strategies against extremist/terrorist actors and content online. From 2015 to 2020 Alexander Ritzmann was a member of the Steering Committee of the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) of the European Commission (DG HOME) and co-chair of its Working Group on Communication and Narratives. As a Non-Resident Fellow, he will continue to be available to the BIGS for questions in the field of terrorism, radicalisation and extremism.