“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Anina Schwarzenbach is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. As part of the International Security Program, she researches strategies to counter violent extremism and radicalization adopted by democratic states. Her research is concerned with the legitimacy and effectiveness of extremism prevention, particularly in the area of religious extremism.
Previously, she was a graduate researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Criminal Law in Germany, where she worked on experiences of institutional discrimination of immigrant youths in Europe’s multi-ethnic cities and on the effect of discriminatory police activity on trust in the police.
Anina holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and an LL.M. and M.A. from the Universities of Bern and Zurich in Switzerland.Last Updated: Oct 9, 2018, 8:28pm