Please join us for a talk by Farah Pandith, diplomatic entrepreneur, foreign policy strategist, and former diplomat.
Thurs. April 4, 2019 // Suzzallo Library, Smith Room 324 //
12:00 – 1:00p.m. // free and open to the public
How We Win: how cutting-edge entrepreneurs, political visionaries, enlightened business leaders and social media mavens can defeat the extremist threat
“A new approach to countering global extremism. … With great passion and
commitment, Pandith, a perceptive observer and strategic thinker, argues that the fight
must encompass elements of government, business, private sector organizations, and
local communities and philanthropists, all working together with like-minded individuals
to stem the extremist tide. … An inspired, intensively focused examination of issues of
and solutions about extremist ideology, sure to inspire spirited debate.”
“Drawing on her decades of experience, Pandith unweaves the tangled web of
extremism and demonstrates how government officials, tech CEOs, and concerned
citizens alike can do their part to defeat it.”
– Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
Find out more about the new book, How We Win, and read a conversation with Farah Pandith here.
Farah Pandith is a diplomatic entrepreneur, foreign policy strategist and former diplomat. Ms. Pandith, a pioneer in the field of countering violent extremism (CVE), has been a political appointee in the George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama administrations. She left government in early 2014 for Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she maintains an affiliation. She served on the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) from 2015 to 2017, where she also chaired the HSAC subcommittee on countering violent extremism (CVE). Her book, How We Win (HarperCollins), will be released in early 2019. She is a public speaker and global advisor, driving efforts to counter extremism through new organizations, programs, and initiatives. She was a senior advisor and commissioner on the CSIS CVE Commission Report and is a member of the FDD Commission on US-Saudi Relations.
This event is co-sponsored by the Comparative Religion Program and the Cross-Cultural Religious Literacy (CCRL) program at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.