Alejandro Beutel

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Alejandro Beutel

Expert

Areas of Expertise: Anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States and Europe, U.S. Muslim Civic Engagement, U.S. National Security, Counter-terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism

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Alejandro J. Beutel is an ISPU Fellow and independent research consultant, where he specializes in the study and analysis of American Muslim civic engagement, combating hate and extremism in the United States, and domestic countering violent extremism. In 2014 he was ISPU’s Policy and Research Engagement Fellow. In this capacity, he conducted outreach and built strategic relations with various non-government organizations and U.S. federal agencies in Washington, D.C. He also served as Co-Principal Investigator and Project Manager of ISPU’s Islamophobia/2050 Study, a research initiative that empirically analyzed anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States and provided actionable solutions to effectively combat it. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Government and Policy Analyst at the Washington, D.C. office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council where he built strategic relationships with government agencies and authored several policy and issue publications in areas such as national security, immigration reform, and religious liberty.

Education

Master of Public Policy, University of Maryland—College Park; Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Diplomacy, Seton Hall University

Areas of Expertise

  1. Anti-Muslim bigotry in the United States and Europe
  2. U.S. Muslim Civic Engagement
  3. U.S. National Security
  4. Counter-terrorism
  5. Countering Violent Extremism

Publications

Other Works

Demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and the 2012 presidential election was a clear illustration of the Unites States’ movement toward a more diverse population. Forecasts indicate by 2050, or even 2043 the United States will not only be more populous, it will also be a “majority-minority” country. These demographic shifts will have major…
Since 9/11, the public spotlight on American Muslims has been intense, and much of the time the exposure has been negative. The level of scrutiny on American Muslims has increased over the years, particularly since 2010 when Florida-based pastor Terry Jones sought to burn the Qur’an publicly; a national controversy erupted over plans to build…
Since 9/11, the public spotlight on American Muslims has been intense, and much of the time the exposure has been negative. The level of scrutiny on American Muslims has increased over the years, particularly since 2010 when Florida-based pastor Terry Jones sought to burn the Qur’an publicly; a national controversy erupted over plans to build…