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 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

Presider:

Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR
April 1, 2011

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

Speaker:

Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Presider:

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

Presider:

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, 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

Presider:

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

Speaker:

Steven Simon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

James M. Lindsay, Picture 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-Jones, Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism, Home Office

Presider:

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

Presider:

Eric Schmitt, Terrorism and National Security Correspondent, New York Times
April 1, 2011

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