On Friday 31st April, ICSR – together with the Council on Foreign Relations, and Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies – co-hosted a conference on UK and US Approaches in Countering Radicalization in Washington DC.
The conference took place at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC. The event featured prominent speakers from both the United Kingdom and the United States, and allowed nearly 200 practitioners, experts and policymakers from both sides of the Atlantic to come together, understand each other’s approaches, and exchange best practices.
As part of her keynote address British Security Minister Baroness Pauline Neville Jones revealed core elements of the British government’s revised Prevent agenda. She announced that the new strategy would be broader than it currently is. It will “confront all forms of extremism, from the far left to the far right”. At the same time, it will focus “more narrowly… on violent extremism and the pathways that lead to [the] espousal of violence”.
To learn more details of the speech, click here.
Among the speakers and panellists were:
- Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Minister of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism
- Charles Allen, Former Undersecretary for Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis
- Peter Clarke, Former Head, Counter-Terrorism Command, New Scotland Yard
- William Bratton, Former Chief Police, Los Angeles Police Department
- Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary, US Department of Homeland Security
- Bruce Hoffman, Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies
- Ed Husain, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
- Suhail Khan, Former Advisor, George W. Bush Administration
- Munira Mirza, Advisor to the Mayor of London
- Abdal Ullah, Councillor, Tower Hamlets
- Shiraz Maher, Senior Research Fellow, ICSR