Movements, leaders, targets, tactics and arenas of operation have all proliferated in ways unimagined in 2001. The growing challenges have spurred new interest in broader strategies – to defuse current crises, stem proliferation of extremist ideologies and avoid future shocks. The obstacles in crafting a viable and sustainable policy are many: Limited resources, poor coordination, competing political interests and complex strategic factors.
This forum will highlight the analysis of three separate reports:
- “The Jihadi Threat: ISIS, Al Qaeda and Beyond,” led by USIP and the Wilson Center.
- 'Turning Point,” from the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Commission on Countering Violent Extremism.
- “Communities First: A Blueprint for Organizing and Sustaining a Global Movement Against Violent Extremism,” from The Prevention Project.
The Honorable Nancy Lindborg,
President, U.S. Institute of Peace
Panel 1: The Jihadi Threat: ISIS, Al Qaeda and Beyond
Joint Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Resident Fellow, Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Panel 2: Effective responses to the threat of violent extremism in the United States and Abroad
Director, Countering Violent Extremism, U.S. Institute of Peace
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, White House National Security Council
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State
Former U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser for Combatting Terrorism; Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Director, The Prevention Project