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 event was made possible by the generous support of longtime CFR member Rita E. Hauser.

Symposium Sessions

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Panel Four: “New Frontiers” – Countering Online Radicalization

Speakers Shahed AmanullahFounder, altmuslim.com; Senior Adviser for Technology, U.S. Department of State, Daniel KimmageGroup Director for Digital Presence, Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, U.S. Department of State, Shiraz MaherAssociate Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, William McCantsFounder, jihadica.com; Senior Adviser, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
Presider Peter R. NeumannDirector, 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

Speaker Steven SimonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider James M. LindsayPicture of 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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UK Keynote: A New Approach to Counter-Radicalization

Speaker Pauline Neville-JonesMinister of State for Security and Counterterrorism, Home Office
Presider James M. LindsaySenior 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 ScarlettFormer Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service, Juan Carlos ZarateSenior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combatting Terrorism
Presider Eric SchmittTerrorism and National Security Correspondent, New York Times
April 1, 2011

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Panel Two: Intelligence and Counter-Radicalization

Speakers Charles AllenPrincipal, Chertoff Group; Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis, William J. BrattonFormer Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department; Chairman, Kroll, Altegrity, Inc., Peter ClarkeFormer Head, Counterterrorism Command, New Scotland Yard, and UK National Coordinator of Terrorist Investigations
Presider Dina Temple-RastonCounterterrorism Correspondent, NPR
April 1, 2011

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

Speaker Jane Holl LuteDeputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Presider Bruce HoffmanDirector, 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 HusainSenior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, Suhail KhanFormer Adviser, George W. Bush Administration, Abdal UllahCouncillor, Tower Hamlets; Former Member, London Metropolitan Police Authority
Presider Craig WhitlockNational Security Correspondent, Washington Post
April 1, 2011

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