Awan also is consulted regularly by government bodies, think tanks, media and other organizations in his fields of expertise. He has served in an advisory capacity to the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, the U.K. Home Office, the Foreign Office, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Military, Council of Europe, and the OSCE, among other organizations. Most recently, he served as special adviser on radicalization to the U.K. Parliament; as academic expert on genocide to the U.K. House of Lords delegation to Srebrenica; and as expert adviser on youth radicalization to the United Nations.
Awan is Founder and Chair of the Political Science Association’s Specialist Group on Political Violence & Terrorism. His books include "Radicalisation and Media: Terrorism and Connectivity in the New Media Ecology" (2011, Routledge) and "Jihadism Transformed: al-Qaeda and Islamic State’s Global Battle of Ideas" (2016, Hurst/Oxford University Press).
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