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PSRP Researcher Presenting: Peacebuilding Approaches to Countering Extremism

August 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

PSRP researcher Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin will speak at the Global Ties U.S. Regional Summit ‘Peacebuilding Approaches to Countering Extremism’ on Thursday August 18th. Professor Ní Aoláin will speak on the interface between peacemaking, political settlement in the context of violent extremism with gender.

Peacebuilding Approaches to Countering Extremism

As societies around the world face the growing challenge of extremism, Minnesota has found itself at the center of this critical issue. What lessons can be drawn from our community’s struggles to preserve both public safety and civil rights, address root causes of extremism without stigmatizing entire communities, and propose positive, community-based alternatives to the extremist message? And how can these lessons be applied to the global community? Join us as we answer these questions and more, and examine the roles education, communication, and action play in battling extremism.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State and Global Ties U.S., this summit seeks to validate and encourage community partnerships, energize efforts to effectively and positively engage young people, and help educate the broader community and dispel common fears and misconceptions. And drawing on global case studies, we’ll look at different approaches to challenging this borderless issue.

Featured Speakers

  • Congressman Keith Ellison
  • Congressman Tom Emmer
  • Abdirizak Farah, Senior Policy Advisor with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota
  • Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, President of the World Organization for Resource Development and Education
  • George Selim, Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Community Partnerships

Online registration for the event is now closed, but information about the waiting list can be found on the event website.

Global Minnesota Event Website [New page]

Latest article by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin: ‘The ‘war on terror’ and extremism: assessing the relevance of the Women, Peace and Security agenda’, International Affairs, 92.2 (March 2016) pp. 275-291


Photo credit: Global Minnesota


August 18, 2016
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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