Julie Coleman is an Associate Fellow of the Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Programme at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT). Until January 2023, she was a Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead of the P/CVE Programme.
Her work focuses on the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism, particularly on the management of radicalisation in prisons, and on the rehabilitation and reintegration of Violent Extremist Offenders (VEOs) and returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) and their families. She has supported prison administrations and other institutional actors in developing capacities in conducting risk assessment, including supporting the development of risk assessment tools, in Mali, the Western Balkans, and North Africa.
She holds a Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) in International and Comparative Law from Duke University, a Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, and a Graduate Diploma of Law from the College of Law of England and Wales. During her studies, she focused on the intersection of national security and human rights and she has a particular interest in issues surrounding deprivation of nationality.
Prior to joining ICCT, Julie worked with the ILO in Lebanon, as well on various USAID and US State Department projects in the Western Balkans. She has worked with civil society organisations and governments to increase societal resilience and build capacities to prevent and counter violent extremism.