Alumni Impact Fund Project Selected

RAND Alumni Impact Fund supporters have selected “Countering Online Extremist Activity” as the project that will be funded with AIF donations raised in 2021.

RAND has introduced a new framework for categorizing the online extremist ecosystem, exploring how extremist groups and movements historically have leveraged the internet to achieve specific operational objectives. AIF funding will support efforts by Heather Williams and Alexandra Evans to widely disseminate the findings and use the completed analysis to produce a new publication that outlines the implications for designing content moderation and counter-narrative tools. They will use the funding to help inform the design and execution of programs to counter, disrupt, or contain extremist activity online.

We are grateful to our alumni and friends who continue to make RAND a philanthropic priority. To learn more about how to support the AIF, contact Keisha Perkins, associate director, Development and Alumni Relations, at