ICSR and the Club de Madrid’s much anticipated Policy Dialogue on countering violent extremism starts today.
For the next two days it will bring together 400 participants from all over the world including 40 former Presidents and Prime Ministers, dozens of world leading experts and prominent civil society activists.
The conference will be inaugurated by His Majesty the King of Spain and close with a keynote address by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
It will produce a powerful new approach towards countering violent extremism that combines the knowledge of experts, political know-how of former and current leaders, and the practical experience of activists who are on the front lines in the fight against violent extremism.
How to Get Involved
Even if you are unable to attend in person, watch all public sessions from 1pm (GMT) here.
ICSR will be live tweeting throughout the conference. Follow us here and use #GlobalConsensus
The full programme and list of participants is available here.
ICSR and the Club de Madrid are grateful for the support of the European Commission, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United States Department of State, TRENDS Research and Advisory, Google, Hedayah, the Anna Lindh Foundation, IEMed, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Diego Hidalgo Schnur, Telefonica, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the City of Madrid, Iberia, and Turkish Airlines.