20 Years After 9/11: Countering Violent Extremism Today
Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM ET
Two decades after the most lethal attack in history on American soil, this event continues to shape American government, society, and foreign policy. Despite the end of the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, the fight against violent extremism will continue for a long time. Join us in our crucial discussion about the legacy of 9/11 and the current state of extremist threats. We are honored to host a conversation with Farah Pandith, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Policy Strategist, and Former Diplomat from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM ET on Thursday, September 16 to discuss this topic.
Farah Pandith is an author, foreign policy strategist, and former diplomat. A world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism, she is a frequent media commentator and public speaker. Her book is How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat.
She served as a political appointee under Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, and most recently she was the first ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, serving both Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. She has served on the National Security Council, at the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in various senior roles. She has also served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, chairing its task force on countering violent extremism.
She is a senior fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School as well as an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In fall 2020, the Muhammad Ali Center named Pandith the first-ever Muhammad Ali Global Peace Laureate for her proven track record of and commitment to promoting diversity, cohesion and respect.
Farah Pandith’s Headshot Photo Credit: Kaveh Sardari
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