Countering Violent Extremism: Community Strategies – A Multi-Regional Project

"Countering Violent Extremism: Community Strategies" IVLP Group Photo

On Monday, April 23 Meridian welcomed a group of 10 NGO representatives, government officials, and community leaders from all over the world for the International Visitor Leadership Program, "Countering Violent Extremism: Community Strategies." Countering violent extremism, or CVE, remains among the United States' most pressing foreign policy goals, and this program sought to aid is participants in building their capacities to empower at-risk youth and strengthen their respective communities. 

Throughout their national program, the participants explored this theme through an introduction to U.S. programs that counter violent extremism at the federal, state, and local levels; exploration of underlying conditions that fuel extremism, political grievances, communal conflicts; and discussions on how different sectors of American society work together to resist violent extremism including government, academia, and civil society. In order to accomplish these objectives, the participants first convened in Washington, DC before travelling to New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Detroit, MI; and Minneapolis, MM. 

Sponsors and Partners

World Affairs Council of Central Florida
U.S. Department of State
International Visitors Council of Los Angeles
Global Ties Detroit
Global Minnesota

Project summary

Countering Violent Extremism: Community Strategies – A Multi-Regional Project | May 2018
Number of Visitors: 10
Regions: Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Western Hemisphere
Countries: Bangladesh, Brunei, Egypt, India, Republic of Kosovo, Lebanon, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda
Impact Areas: Civic Engagement, Foreign Policy, Security and Defense
Program Areas: Exchanges
Partners: NGOs, Private Sector, Public Sector