Friday 12/2/16 we will host a distinguished panel of experts to talk about violent extremism and its alternatives at the NYU campus. Our world today faces the challenges of countering violent extremism, particularly among the youth recruited by gangs, ISIS as well as white supremacists among other radical groups. How should academics as well as policy makers frame this challenge? How should CVE programs be conducted given the vulnerability of those most directly implicated in these recruitment initiatives?
Join us to learn more about the NYU Peer 2 Peer (P2P) campaign, which is being defined to consider the engagement of Enza Academy in the local New York City area and the research of the United Nations University’s Children and Extreme Violence Project.
As the NYU P2P campaign promotes films screenings, interactive panels, and access to exhibits online, its content speaks to stories of disengagement to promote greater awareness of counter narratives that illustrate an understanding of those radical initiatives that lure young individuals to extremist violence.
-Christina Nemr, CVE advisor, State Department’s Bureau of Counter-terrorism, Washington DC
-Siobhan O’Neil, Children and Extrem Violence Project Lead United Nations University
-Iynna Halilou, Strategy and Business Lead, Enza Academy.