Farhad Khosrokhavar

Director of the Observatory on Radicalisation In charge of the International panel for exiting violence working group.


Farhad Khosrokhavar is studies director at EHESS. He used to be director of the Sociologic Analyse and Intervention Centre (CADIS, EHESS-CNRS) from May 2015 to August 2016.

His researches focus on contemporary Iran sociology, on the social and anthropologic issues of Islam in France but also on philosophy of social sciences.

Selected Bibliography

Prisons en France. Violence, radicalisation, déshumanisation... Quand surveillants et détenus parlent, Paris, Editions Robert Laffont, 2016, 684 pages.

Le jihadisme. Le comprendre pour mieux le combattre, Paris, Plon, 2015, 496 pages, avec David Bénichou et Philippe Migaux.

Radicalisation, Paris, Editions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, 2014, 192 pages.

Iran and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century, Costa Meza, Mazda Publishers, avril 2013, avec Houchang E. Chehabi et Clément Therme, éds.

The New Arab Revolutions that Shook the World, Boulder, London, Paradigm Publishers, 2012, 256 pages.

Jihadist Ideology: The Anthropological Perspective, The Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalization (CIR), Aarhus C, Scandinavian Book A/S, 2011, 251 pages.

Violence and Exiting Violence Platform

Understanding and overcoming contemporary violence


Violence, racism, and anti-Semitism: the FMSH continues its participation in research

Since 2015, the FMSH has been developing and supporting a set of research programs dedicated to understanding these phenomena
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Summary of the roundtables in New York and Washington D.C.

The major findings of IPEV Working Groups
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Published at 17 January 2017