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2018 Peace, War, & Defense Conference: Perspectives on Countering Violent E...

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Student Union Room 3408

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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This conference will showcase work done by academia, non-governmental organizations, and the military to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE). Each sector offers different capabilities and unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas that will not only be mutually educational, but may also generate opportunities for future collaboration and cooperation.

The event will feature two panels, with presenters and panelists from the UNC Chapel Hill Peace War & Defense Department, the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Bragg, NC, and RTI International staff. Speakers will discuss current research, ongoing development initiatives, and military lessons learned in the CVE space.


Moderator: Noah Flessel, Conflict and Transition Specialist, RTI International

Panel One: 9:15am

CVE Tools & Approaches: Building community resilience, identifying pathways to (de) radicalization and reintegration, and CVE tools and approaches

Speakers:

Dr. Matthew DeMichele, Research Sociologist for Center for Justice, Safety, and Resilience, RTI International

Ross Owens, Social Scientist, Security and Resilience Program, RTI International

MAJ Alex Chung, Echo Company Commander, 97th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne)

SSG Jeremy Barbour, Charlie Company Operations NCO, 97th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne)

Panel Two: 11:05am

The CVE Information War: How Violent Extremist Organizations use media to recruit/radicalize and strategies to fight extremism

Dr. Cori Dauber, Professor of Communication, UNC Chapel Hill, and Research Fellow at the Triangle Institute for Security Studies

Dr. Alice Marwick, Assistant Professor of Communication, UNC Chapel Hill, and Faculty Advisor to the Media Manipulation Initiative at the Data & Society Research Institute

Dr. Mark Robinson, Director of the Multimedia Laboratory, UNC Chapel Hill

Michael Waltman, Associate Professor of Communication, UNC Chapel Hill, and Moister Fellow in the Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Dr. Kemal Ilter, Visiting Professor of Communication, UNC Chapel Hill


Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Linda Chung at lchung.contractor@rti.org with any questions.

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