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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

How We Win: Combating (and Defeating) the Extremist Threat

Wednesday, March 27 | 5 PM | Chase Center, Carmichael Hall 

Despite the billions of dollars spent since 9/11 trying to defeat terrorist organizations, radical extremism remains a threat. Join the Fletcher School and Tisch College for a conversation with foreign policy expert and former first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Farah Pandith, about her new book, How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat. How We Win presents a new analysis of global extremism and argues for a paradigm shift in the approach to combat it, one that mobilizes the expertise and resources of diplomats, corporate leaders, mental health experts, social scientists, entrepreneurs, local communities, and, most of all, global youth. A book signing, and reception will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is sponsored by Tisch College, the Fletcher School's International Security Studies Program, and the Edwin Ginn Library. RSVP here. 

Farah Pandith, F95, is an author, foreign policy strategist, and former diplomat. A world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism, she is a frequent media commentator and public speaker. She served as a political appointee under Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, and most recently she was the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, serving both Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. She has served on the National Security Council, at the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in various senior roles. She has also served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, chairing its task force on countering violent extremism. She is a senior fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School as well as an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Pandith divides her time between Washington, D.C.; London; and Cambridge, Massachusetts.