UK and U.S. Approaches in Countering Radicalization: Intelligence, Communities, and the Internet

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies, and King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation held a day-long, multisession symposium on the issue of Islamist radicalization. The symposium, held at CFR's office in Washington, DC, aimed to bring together leading officials and experts from the United Kingdom and the United States to take stock, exchange best practices, and develop fresh ideas for tackling some of the most important issues in the current debate.

This symposium was made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation.

Symposium Sessions

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UK Keynote: A New Approach to Counter-Radicalization

Speakers Pauline Neville-Jones

Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism, Home Office

, Pauline Neville-Jones

Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism, Home Office


Presiders James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

, James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

April 1, 2011

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Panel One: Violent Radicalization – Key Trends and Developments

Speakers John Scarlett

Former Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service

, Juan Carlos Zarate

Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combatting Terrorism

, John Scarlett

Former Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service

, Juan Carlos Zarate

Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combatting Terrorism


Presiders Eric Schmitt

Terrorism and National Security Correspondent, New York Times

, Eric Schmitt

Terrorism and National Security Correspondent, New York Times

April 1, 2011

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Panel Two: Intelligence and Counter-Radicalization

Speakers Charles Allen

Principal, Chertoff Group; Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis

, William J. Bratton

Former Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department; Chairman, Kroll, Altegrity, Inc.

, Peter Clarke

Former Head, Counterterrorism Command, New Scotland Yard, and UK National Coordinator of Terrorist Investigations

, Charles Allen

Principal, Chertoff Group; Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis

, William J. Bratton

Former Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department; Chairman, Kroll, Altegrity, Inc.

, Peter Clarke

Former Head, Counterterrorism Command, New Scotland Yard, and UK National Coordinator of Terrorist Investigations


Presiders Dina Temple-Raston

Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR

, Dina Temple-Raston

Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR

April 1, 2011

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U.S. Keynote: Community Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism

Speakers Jane Holl Lute

Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

, Jane Holl Lute

Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Presiders Bruce Hoffman

Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

, Bruce Hoffman

Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

April 1, 2011

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Panel Three: “Reaching Out” – Promoting Community Engagement

Speakers Ed Husain

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

, Suhail Khan

Former Adviser, George W. Bush Administration

, Abdal Ullah

Councillor, Tower Hamlets; Former Member, London Metropolitan Police Authority

, Ed Husain

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

, Suhail Khan

Former Adviser, George W. Bush Administration

, Abdal Ullah

Councillor, Tower Hamlets; Former Member, London Metropolitan Police Authority


Presiders Craig Whitlock

National Security Correspondent, Washington Post

, Craig Whitlock

National Security Correspondent, Washington Post

April 1, 2011

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Panel Four: “New Frontiers” – Countering Online Radicalization

Speakers Shahed Amanullah

Founder, altmuslim.com; Senior Adviser for Technology, U.S. Department of State

, William McCants

Founder, jihadica.com; Senior Adviser, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State

, Daniel Kimmage

Group Director for Digital Presence, Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, U.S. Department of State

, Shiraz Maher

Associate Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation

, Shahed Amanullah

Founder, altmuslim.com; Senior Adviser for Technology, U.S. Department of State

, Daniel Kimmage

Group Director for Digital Presence, Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, U.S. Department of State

, Shiraz Maher

Associate Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation

, William McCants

Founder, jihadica.com; Senior Adviser, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State


Presiders Peter R. Neumann

Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation; Visiting Fellow, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University

, Peter R. Neumann

Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation; Visiting Fellow, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University

April 1, 2011

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Closing Remarks

Speakers Steven SimonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Steven SimonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presiders James M. LindsayPicture of James M. Lindsay Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations, James M. LindsayPicture of James M. Lindsay Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
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