On Violent Extremism

Shannon N. Green, former director and senior fellow of the CSIS Human Rights Initiative and former managing director of CSIS’s Commission on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), explored the violent extremism phenomenon – its causes, manifestations, and responses. In each episode, Shannon sat down with a different expert or practitioner, building a mosaic of voices and perspectives on CVE from all around the world.

21:00:00 2016-11-04
In this episode, Shannon N. Green speaks with Mark J. Penn, President and Managing Director of the Stagwell Group and member of the CSIS Commission on Countering Violent Extremism. Mark discusses the findings of CSIS's Global Perceptions of Violent Extre...
21:00:00 2016-10-20
In this episode, Shannon N. Green interviews James A. Lewis, Senior Vice President and Director of CSIS's Strategic Technologies Program. Jim discusses the role of social media and the internet in violent extremists’ recruitment and radicalization effo...
21:00:00 2016-10-06
For this session, Shannon N. Green interviews Jesse Morton, Research Fellow at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, and a reformed former extremist who was once a prominent radicalizer in the West. Jesse discusses how his own path towar...
21:00:00 2016-09-14
In this episode, Shannon N. Green interviews Andrew Shearer, CSIS’s Senior Adviser on Asia-Pacific Security, director of CSIS's new project on alliances and American leadership, and former National Security Adviser to Prime Ministers John Howard and To...
21:00:00 2016-08-31
In this session, Shannon N. Green interviews Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, clinical psychologist and creator of THE 99, a comic book series featuring Islamic superheroes who embody the 99 attributes of Allah. Through the highly-acclaimed series THE 99, Dr. Al-Muta...
21:00:00 2016-08-12
For this episode, Shannon N. Green speaks with Edit Schlaffer, Founder and Executive Director of Women without Borders and Sisters Against Violent Extremism. Having trained over 1,500 women in preventing and recognizing the signs of radicalization across...
21:00:00 2016-07-28
In this session, Shannon N. Green interviews Dr. Gary Slutkin, Founder and CEO of Cure Violence. Dr. Slutkin discusses Cure Violence’s unique public health approach to violence reduction and how such an approach could be applied to more effectively pre...
21:00:00 2016-07-14
In this episode, Shannon N. Green interviews Rabia Chaudry, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. Rabia discusses her research on the intersection of religion and extremism in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. She also addresses ...
21:00:00 2016-07-06
For this episode, Shannon N. Green sits down with Mossarat Qadeem, Founder and Director of the PAIMAN Alumni Trust, and partner of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL). Mossarat shares her experience as a practitioner countering violent ...
21:00:00 2016-06-29
In this session, Shannon N. Green interviews Dr. Fatima Akilu, Executive Director of the NEEM Foundation, psychologist, and partner of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL). Fatima discusses her role as the founder of the Nigerian governm...
21:00:00 2016-06-23
In this episode, Shannon N. Green discusses the complexity of radicalization with Institute for Strategic Dialogue senior fellow and counter-terrorism practitioner, Rashad Ali. During this conversation, Rashad shares his unique insight into the allure of...
21:00:00 2016-06-15
In this episode, Shannon N. Green sits down with former Secretary of Defense and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon Panetta, who serves as a co-chair of CSIS’s Commission on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Secretary Panetta sha...
21:00:00 2016-06-14
In this episode, Shannon N. Green interviews Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). During the session, Sanam talks about the unique role women play in efforts to counter viole...
21:00:00 2016-05-13
For this session, Shannon N. Green sits down with anthropologist and frontline researcher Scott Atran. During the conversation, Scott shares his unique insight into what binds extremists together, the appeal of extremism, and what it will take to effec...
21:00:00 2016-05-04
In this session, Shannon N. Green interviews Myanma youth organizer and recipient of the State Department’s Emerging Young Leaders Award, Thinzar Shunlei Yi. Thinzar talks about her work bringing youth together and fostering youth dialogue in Myan...
21:00:00 2016-05-04
In this episode, Shannon N. Green sits down with Tunisian activist,entrepreneur, and recipient of the State Department’s Emerging Young Leaders Award, Ahlem Nasraoui. Over the course of the interview, Ahlem speaks about her work to empower women...
21:00:00 2016-05-04
In this episode, Shannon N. Green interviews Maltan Ph.D. candidate, youth advocate, and recipient of the State Department’s Emerging Young Leaders Award, Hillary Briffa. In her conversation with Shannon, Hillary talks about her time as Malta’...
21:00:00 2016-04-21
In the inaugural podcast episode, Shannon N. Green sits down with Imam Mohamed Magid at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS Center), the largest Muslim congregation in the United States. During the session, Imam Magid shares his perspective on wh...