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Saturday, September 24 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
PANEL: Countering Violent Extremism, Five Years In

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In the summer of 2011, the Obama administration issued a new “countering violent extremism” strategy based on building relationships with communities that are likely to be recruiting grounds for extremists. Local police would be at its center. CVE enjoys bipartisan support. Researchers have said it holds promise. Critics say it’s based on simplistic ideas of radicalization and that it stigmatizes Muslim communities. This panel looks at CVE from the perspectives of participants, critics and researchers. It also looks at such efforts aimed at a different population — white supremacists.

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Moderators
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Dilshad D. Ali

Managing Editor, Patheos Muslim
Dilshad D. Ali is the managing editor of Patheos Muslim, a channel at Patheos.com, the largest multifaith news and blog site in the world. Patheos Muslim hosts more than 20 blogs and about 30-35 bloggers and columnists, covering all aspects of Islam and issues pertaining to American Muslims. She is also the editor-in-chief of Altmuslim.com, a microsite on Patheos Muslim. Dilshad has produced presidential election series as well as helping to... Read More →

Speakers
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Seamus Hughes

Deputy Director, Program on Extremism, George Washington University
240-472-8570  //  @seamushughes | | Seamus Hughes is the deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security. He previously worked at the National Counterterrorism Center, serving as a lead staffer on the U.S. government’s efforts to implement the national CVE strategy. He has briefed numerous foreign governments and helped coordinate the 2015 White House... Read More →
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Imam Mohamed Magid

Executive Director, All Dulles Area Muslim Society
703-433-1325  //  @imammagid | | Imam Magid is the Imam of All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Sterling, Va. He is the chairman of International Interfaith Peace Corps and has served as the president of the Islamic Society of North America. He also occupies the chairmanship of the Fairfax County Faith Communities in Action and is a chaplin of George Mason University Campus Ministry. He is the vice chairman of Muflehun, a think... Read More →
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Tony McAleer

Executive Director, Life After Hate
@mcaleer | | A former organizer for the White Aryan Resistance, Tony McAleer served as a skinhead recruiter, proprietor of Canadian Liberty Net (a computer operated voice messaging center used to disseminate messages of hatred), and manager of the rock band, Odin’s Law. It was love for his children that finally led Tony on a spiritual journey of personal transformation. Today he is the executive director of Life After Hate and shares his... Read More →
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Faiza Patel

Co-director, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
646-292-8325  //  @FaizaPatelBCJ | | Faiza Patel serves as co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. She has testified before Congress opposing the dragnet surveillance of Muslims, organized advocacy efforts against state laws designed to incite fear of Islam, and developed legislation creating an independent Inspector General for the NYPD. Patel is the author of five reports: "Rethinking... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
DoubleTree by Hilton 8727 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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