April 17, 2015 | Institute of Politics
How can the United States and her allies abroad develop effective strategies to prevent violent extremism? And what are the deeper issues causing this phenomenon? Building on her wealth of expertise in international affairs from both business and government, Farah Pandith has long been at the forefront of research and policy efforts to counter violent extremism. Following several years on the National Security Council, Pandith became senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, where she was tasked with understanding the changing Muslim demographics in Europe and developing strategies to prevent violent extremism. In 2009, then-Secretary of State Clinton appointed Pandith as the first ever special representative to Muslim Communities for the State Department, where she developed a vision of engagement with Muslims across the globe. Join the IOP as Farah Pandith discusses her time at the frontline of countering violent extremism and the challenges policymakers face in this endeavor.