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

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

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English

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202.775.3242


Episodes

Voice of Mark Penn - Global CVE Perceptions Survey

11/4/2016
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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 Extremism Survey, which was conducted in eight key countries. During this conversation, Mark talks about how diverging perceptions of violent extremism's causes and manifestations have shaped the conversation surrounding CVE today.

Voice of a Cybersecurity and Technology Expert - James A. Lewis

10/20/2016
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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 efforts. Jim also shares his views on the nexus of human rights and security in the fight against violent extremism and offers unique models for stopping the spread of extremist ideologies.

Duration: 00:30:25


Voice of a Research Fellow and Former Extremist - Jesse Morton

10/6/2016
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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 towards deradicalization informs his research into the allure and spread of violent extremism. He also shares his unique insight into the "push" and "pull" factors of radicalization, including political polarization and hate speech.

Duration: 00:35:36


Voice of a Former Australian National Security Adviser – Andrew Shearer

9/14/2016
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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 Tony Abbott of Australia. Andrew shares his unique perspective on American and Australian approaches to countering violent extremism, the need for comprehensive strategies to address terrorism, and the emerging challenge of returning foreign...

Duration: 00:29:57


Voice of a Psychologist and Serial Entrepreneur

8/31/2016
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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-Mutawa endeavored to portray an alternative, more positive view of Islam. During this conversation, he discusses the importance of language, the competition for “mind space,” and his own role in the fight against violent extremism.

Duration: 00:25:43


Voice for Sisters Against Violent Extremism

8/12/2016
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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 the globe, Edit discusses her work in strengthening families and closing trust gaps to reduce the threat of violent extremism. During this conversation, Edit talks about how women, particularly mothers, are the missing building block in...

Duration: 00:39:37


Gary Slutkin - Voice of an Infectious Disease Control Specialist

7/28/2016
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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 prevent the transmission of extremist ideologies. His experience as an epidemiologist, academic, and practitioner provides an alternate view of the nature of violent extremism and suggests proven health-based strategies to stop its spread.

Duration: 00:29:37


Voice of a Practitioner – Rashad Ali

6/23/2016
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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 extremist ideologies to youth as well as the challenges of the current U.S. approach to countering violent extremism.

Duration: 00:43:44


Voice of a CVE Commission Co-Chair

6/15/2016
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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 shares his unique perspective on the importance of addressing the root causes and allure of violent extremism and the need for a balanced and comprehensive strategy to confront the threat, now and in the future.

Duration: 00:11:44


Voice of a Frontline Researcher & Anthropologist – Scott Atran

5/13/2016
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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 effectively counter violent extremist organizations.

Duration: 01:00:14


Voice of Youth in Myanmar – Thinzar Shunlei Yi

5/4/2016
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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 Myanmar, as well as her efforts to combat intolerance and extremism through her #myfriend campaign.

Duration: 00:14:20


Voice of Youth in Tunisia – Ahlem Nasraoui

5/4/2016
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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 and youth through entrepreneurship to better support the democratic transition in Tunisia, as well as her efforts to coach Tunisian youth in leadership, arts, and mediation to confront terrorism and extremism.

Duration: 00:15:37


Voice of Youth in Europe – Hillary Briffa

5/4/2016
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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’s Youth Ambassador to the OSCE, her campaign against violent extremism, and her grassroots educational projects aimed atreaching Europe’s youth.

Duration: 00:20:13


Voice of the Religious Community - Imam Mohamed Magid

4/21/2016
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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 what drives the radicalization of youth, the allure of violent extremism, and how we can stem the appeal of extremist ideology, including by embracing the values that make the United States unique.

Duration: 00:33:27