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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Fireside Chat: Diplomacy - A Tool for Countering Violent Extremism

Written by Kroc School


Domestic terrorism has reached new heights in the United States and the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021 reignited national attention on domestic violent extremism in the nation. Brooke Scott, Joan B. Kroc School Master of Arts in Peace and Justice and 2021 Global Ties U.S. Emerging Leader, brought together key stakeholders for a fireside chat to address how our nation might utilize both public and citizen diplomacy as crucial counterterrorism tools. 

Guest stakeholders included: 

  • Professor Philip Seib - Professor of International Relations, Journalism and Public Diplomacy at USC
  • Elizabeth Moore - Educator on Racist Extremism
  • Mohamed Amin Ahmed - Founder of Average Mohamed, 2020 State Department Citizen Diplomat of the Year, and 2018 Global Ties Diplomat of the Year

Below, please find the complete conversation on where our nation finds itself currently and what next steps need to be taken in order to counteract violent extremism and foster more peaceful societies:

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