Bjørn Ihler

Co-Founder & CEO, Glitterpill LLC

Bjørn Ihler is the co-founder and CEO of Glitterpill LLC and the co-founder and Director of the Khalifa Ihler Institute. Ihler is an internationally renowned expert on counter-terrorism and the prevention of radicalization into violent extremism. Ihler’s work is focused on the international dynamics of terrorist networks online and offline. This work has been vital in developing a shared understanding of the global threat landscape and informing national and international policy and practice, regulating technology, online content, and harms while maintaining a principled approach to human rights.

Ihler is an alumnus of the Obama Foundation Leaders Europe Program and has, among others, through his work with the Kofi Annan Foundation, advised world leaders, governments, and international organizations in developing a more comprehensive approach to terrorism and violent extremism. From 2020 to July 2022, Ihler served as the inaugural chair of the Independent Advisory Committee of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, facilitating joint efforts across the tech industry to counter the spread of terrorism online.