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Foreign Fighters, Homegrown Terrorism, and the Prevention of Extremism

On 7 December 2016, the GCSP co-hosted a panel discussion with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs entitled, “Foreign Fights, Homegrown Terrorism, and the Prevention of Violent Extremism” in New York.

The hour-long discussion addressed many topics but focused mainly on the root causes radicalism; how the harboring of particular sentiments can lead to acts of extreme violence; and the measures that states can take to prevent violence both home and abroad.

GCSP Deputy Director and Academic Dean Prof Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou led the discussion along with guests, Soufan Group CEO Ali Soufan and Seamus Hughes of George Washington University for Cyber and Homeland Security, who shared their expert assessments on the current situation.

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