Gender and Violent Extremism: The Role of Women as Victims and Perpetrators

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Danish Ismail/Reuters

Fellow, Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Director, Human rights, National Security Council

Shireen T. Hunter

Visiting Scholar, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

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