CVE Events

The Islamic State’s Revival Strategy

On June 28, 2018, the Program on Extremism will host a panel discussion on the next phase of the war against the Islamic State (IS) featuring the Deputy Coordinator of the U.S. State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) Manju Sadarangani, political scientist with the RAND Corporation Dr. Colin P. Clarke, and Program on Extremism senior research fellow Dr. Haroro J. Ingram.

Washington, DC

June 28, 2018

Innovations in Civil Society and other Locally-Led Efforts to Prevent Violent Extremism and Build Social Cohesion and Resilience

This event will highlight the ways in which CSOs – particularly youth and women-led organizations – and local authorities are on the frontlines of PVE efforts. It will showcase the central role they play, often in partnership with government, in building local resilience to violent extremism and shifting communities’ and societal tides towards pluralism, inclusivity, and social cohesion. Speakers will also address the challenges arising from the shrinking civil society space witnessed across different continents, and share practical solutions that ensure CSOs have the necessary political and legal space and security to continue their innovative efforts.

New York City, NY

September 21, 2017

Global CVE Forum

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University is organizing a two-day forum on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). The Global CVE Forum is a unique program tailored to students and professionals interested in radicalization, and the intersections between violent extremism, human rights and mass atrocities.

Montreal, Canada

November 16-17, 2016

Gender, Terrorism, and Violent Extremism: Cultural and Organizational Differences

Please join us for our fourth roundtable discussion on the role of gender in terrorism and violent extremism. For this discussion, we will focus on regional and cultural differences amongst extremist organizations. How have different extremist groups developed historically? What is the role of gender within different groups, and has that role changed over time? How do local cultures impact extremist groups, and how do those groups impact the surrounding cultures? What are the roles of violence and of hypermasculine or misogynist characteristics in extremist groups?

Washington, DC

October 12, 2016

College and University Peacebuilding Approaches to Violent Extremism and Youth Recruitment

The conference will include a focus on prevention, intervention and response with an overarching focus on prevention methods such as community engagement, youth and community empowerment, and education. The conference will review and highlight strategies that help build relationships in the community.

Cleveland, OH

October 6-8, 2016

Women’s Leadership and Gender Perspectives on Preventing & Countering Violent Extremism

The objective of this high-level meeting is to discuss the gender dimensions of preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism. A group of leaders at the forefront of the fight against violent extremism will discuss how we can bring the agenda forward.

New York City, NY

September 20, 2016

Exploring the Use of Health Approaches in Community-Level Strategies to Counteract Violet Extremism and Radicalization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a two-day public workshop in Washington, D.C., to explore applying health approaches in community-level strategies to countering violent extremism and radicalization. CVE consists of various prevention and intervention approaches to increase the resilience of communities and individuals to radicalization towards ideologically motivated violence, provide non-violent avenues for expressing grievances, educate communities about the threat of online recruitment and radicalization to violence and other innovative community-based approaches.

Washington, DC

September 7-8, 2016

Countering Violent Extremism: Peacebuilding Approaches to Create a Safer World for All

Join us for the Countering Violent Extremism Summit produced by The Shift Network in partnership with Alliance of Peacebuilding. Our hosts and guest speakers will answer your most pressing questions about terrorism — and empower you with accessible, relevant solutions. Speakers will engage in thought-provoking conversations exploring evidence-based research on the drivers of extremism; innovative peacebuilding approaches to counter violent extremism; current gaps and challenges in preventing and countering violent extremism; the role of technology, especially social media, in addressing the violence; and the real drivers of violent extremism.


August 10-11, 2016

Constructions of Terrorism: Confronting the Challenges to Global Security Created by Daesh/Islamic State

This event will be hosted by the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and Trends Research and Advisory, Abu Dhabi. The conference will bring together leading researchers, analysts, and policy makers to discuss and debate the challenges posed by Daesh and how concrete responses can be formulated.

Washington DC

April 27-28, 2016

Countering Violent Extremism Symposium

Creative Associates International in association with IPSI and the Ronald Reagan Building will be hosting a discussion about how to disrupt violent extremism and reimagine/redefine CVE.

Washington DC

April 6-7, 2016

Countering Violent Extremism Symposium

The International Peace & Security Institute will host a five day symposium “where attendees will disrupt traditional thinking, reimagine problems, and then redefine a path forward for Countering Violent Extremism.”

Washington DC

January 2016

Human Rights Summit

The Human Rights Summit will address questions related to CVE, particularly the US’ partners in countering violent extremism and their human rights records, and more with Editor at Large of The Atlantic Steven Clemons; Dr. Elham Manea, spokesperson for imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi; Ambassador Rick Barton, former Assistant Secretary of State; and Stephen White, formerly the third ranking officer in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Newseum, Washington DC

Dec 9, 2015

Countering Violent Extremism: A Briefing

The Brennan Center will be hosting a briefing on CVE to discuss CVE programming.

National Press Club, Washington DC

Oct 30, 2015

The Global Dialogue on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism – Stop Violent Extremism: Madrid +10

The objective of the two day conference is to channel “the collective wisdom, ideas, experience and political will of policymakers and opinion formers from all over the world to produce an authoritative Global Consensus on how to confront and prevent radicalization and violent extremism, wherever it happens, with due respect for the Rule of Law and human rights.”

Oct 27-28, 2015
Collaborative Approaches to Global Security

The Institute for Inclusive Security hosted its 2015 forum to foster new ideas to make peace more inclusive, with a particular focus on women and a session on CVE.

Oct 15, 2015
Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism

World leaders convened in New York to “review progress in countering ISIL, addressing the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), and countering and preventing violent extremism.”

Sept 29, 2015
Global Youth Summit Against Violent Extremism at UNGA

Co-hosted by the Counter Extremism Project, the US Department of State, and Search for Common Ground; the Youth Action Agenda to Counter Violent Extremism was a product of the Summit

Sept 29, 2015
Hackathon to combat violent extremism

People Against Violent Extremism hosted a hackathon in Melbourne to formulate ideas to turn people away from violent extremism

Sept 28, 2015

Co-hosted by Creative Associates International and International Alert, the event brought together teams of software developers, designers and peacebuilding experts will work together to develop solutions for using technology to counter violent extremism

Sept 25, 2015
Short stories to counter violent extremism

This was a part of Conflict in Context, a monthlong global conversation on conflict, transition and recovery in September 2015 hosted by Devex in partnership with Chemonics, Mercy Corps, OSCE and USAID to discuss and showcase opportunities countries face while in crisis and what the development community is doing to respond

Sept 2015
Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

Hosted by the UN Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth in Amman, Jordan

Aug 21, 2015
Why Young Women Join the Islamic State

Huffington Post hosted a Live discussion to “discuss the ways women are recruited by terror groups, why they feel a connection to the Islamic State and how to curtail the flood of female jihadis to the Middle East” with guests Amarnath Amarasingam, Erin Saltman, and Haras Rafiq

Aug 19, 2015
Just and Sustainable Security Responses to Violent Extremism

The IIJ hosted an expert dialogue in Valletta, Malta convened by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Saferworld designed to help advance an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in developing just and sustainable security responses to violent extremism.

Aug 5-6, 2015
Women and Countering Violent Extremism

Co-hosted by USIP, the State Department and USAID, this forum discussed the role of women in security and peacebuilding worldwide with special guests Zainab Hawa Bangura and Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, among others.

July 21, 2015
Countering Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilding Lens

As part of the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum (CPRF), AfP moderated a panel with speakers from USIP, Search for Common Grounds, the Department of Homeland Security, and the State Department to discuss, among other things, the best practices in designing peacebuilding CVE programs in difficult places, the role of the middle class, and the risks for peacebuilders engaging in CVE work.

July 8, 2014


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