Vidhya Ramalingam

Moonshot CVE

Vidhya Ramalingam is Founder of Moonshot CVE, a company using technology to disrupt and counter violent extremism globally. She directs overall strategy and oversees campaigns, software development and digital projects in over 28 countries. Vidhya’s work is underpinned by a decade of experience engaging directly with extremists, building new partnerships with activists and advancing policy design with international governments.

She has held various roles including Commissioning Panellist for the UK Security and Intelligence agencies and ESRC, Faculty Associate at University of Oxford, and Board Member of Life After Hate. Prior to founding Moonshot, Vidhya was Senior Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), and was appointed to lead the EU’s capacity-building programme on far-right violence, working with over 300 practitioners across 10 European countries. She was featured in Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women in 2018.

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