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Jocelyn Bélanger - Assistant Professor of Psychology, NYU Abu Dhabi

Jocelyn Bélanger

Assistant Professor of Psychology, NYU Abu Dhabi

Jocelyn Bélanger is Assistant Professor of psychology at New York University Abu Dhabi. Dr. Bélanger earned his master's degree and doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Bélanger is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals of his discipline and the recipient of several awards including the APA Dissertation Research Award, the Milton Dean Havron Social Sciences Award, and the APS Rising-Star Early-Career Research Award. He is also the co-author of the book entitled “The Three Pillars of Radicalization: Needs, Narratives, and Network.” His current work seeks to understand the drivers of radicalization leading to violence and developing interventions to promote tolerance and harmonious intergroup relations. Dr. Bélanger’s research also focuses on environmental sustainability given that addressing climate change is paramount to preserving peace and tolerance across the globe. In March 2015, Dr. Bélanger was appointed by the City of Montreal to create the first deradicalization center in North America to tackle homegrown terrorism: The Center for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence.

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