Global Politics and International Relations

A safer future for every nation.

The passage of decades brings new challenges—from building multilateral institutions to managing emerging nuclear powers and humanitarian crises—but SIPA continues to produce policies, frameworks, and experts who shape international collaboration for the safety of people everywhere.

Analyzing big data to help fight extremism


What Can Be: Using Big Data to Fight Extremism

Professor Tamar Mitts is collaborating across disciplines to harness big data for a safer world. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, she and colleagues at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute analyze the social media activity of the Islamic State. Her findings help policymakers identify critical trends in extremist activity and devise strategies to counter it.