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Reducing Violent Extremism: What Works?

June 7, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Fifteen years into the “Global War on Terror,” governments continue to struggle to contain the threat of violent extremism.

Despite significant investments of time and resources to develop strategies and programming aimed at reducing violence, evidence on “what works” has evaded policymakers and practitioners working on violence reduction – particularly countering violent extremism or stabilization efforts.

On June 7, 2017 Aga Khan Foundation Canada hosted a special briefing by Global Affairs Canada and Mercy Corps on innovative methods for preventing extreme violence in fragile states.

Discussions centered around:

-What types of interventions, both online and offline, work towards reducing violence and violent extremism?

-What are current global trends in protecting human rights, including respect for diversity and inclusion?

-In what contexts could foreign assistance exacerbate violence?

-What types of interventions reduce support for violence?

-What have we learned after more than a decade of post-conflict stabilization efforts?

Speakers included:

Dr. Rebecca Wolfe
Director of Peace and Conflict
Mercy Corps

Richard Arbeiter
Director General, Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion
Global Affairs Canada

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June 7, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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