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E. N. Thompson Forum on World Issues: Farah Pandith

“How We Win: Mobilizing Youth in the Fight Against Violent Extremism”

Date: Time: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Lied Center for Performing Arts
Additional Info: LIED
Contact: Rinjisha Roy, (402) 472-4109, rroy3@unl.edu
The E. N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is thrilled to present Farah Pandith on October 8th at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Farah is an author, foreign policy strategist, and former diplomat. A world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism, she is a frequent media commentator and public speaker. She served as a political appointee under Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, and most recently she was the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, serving both Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. She has served on the National Security Council, at the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in various senior roles. She has also served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, chairing its task force on countering violent extremism. She is a senior fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School as well as an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Farah will be speaking on “How We Win: Mobilizing Youth in the Fight Against Violent Extremism”. A pre-talk will be delivered by a local expert on the topic at 5:30 p.m. in the Steinhart Room of the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

All E. N. Thompson Forum events are free to attend and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved online at: https://tickets.liedcenter.org/2106

The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation, Lied Center and the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

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