What can we do to prevent violent extremism and promote peace in the world? For some—such as Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan—the answer comes through understanding. Eikenberry takes the stage and draws on his thirty-five year career in the United States Army to lead a discussion about the role of diplomacy and development in addressing the root causes of conflict. He shares insight from his recent work on the United States Institute of Peace’s Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, a congressionally authorized commission charged with identifying effective interventions to prevent violent extremist ideologies and terrorism. Join Eikenberry and take part in a conversation that explores effective solutions for confronting and intervening against violent extremism on a global scale.
Karl Eikenberry is the former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and senior U.S. diplomat to Kabul. He is the current Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
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