Preventing Root Causes of Extremism: the Peacebuilding-Development Nexus

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Johns Hopkins University - Bernstein-Offit Building

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A discussion with USIP President and CEO Nancy Lindborg on the development-peacebuilding nexus and preventing the root causes of extremism

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The spread of extremism erodes rules, institutions, and values that enable countries to thrive and leads to violent conflict and terrorism. In a fireside chat, Ms. Lindborg will discuss preventative strategies that fight the root causes of extremism before situations escalate and become violent. Focusing on the Middle East, she will discuss the development-conflict prevention nexus and strategies for cooperation among the development, diplomacy and military communities.

This talk will be moderated by Paul R. Miller, an adjunct faculty member in the International Development program at SAIS who teaches courses in humanitarian aid.

This Roundtable talk is co-sponsored by the SAIS Conflict Management program.

About Nancy Lindborg:

Nancy Lindborg is the President and CEO of the U.S. Institute of Peace, an independent, nonpartisan, and federally funded institute to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. Ms. Lindborg has spent most of her career working on issues of transition, democracy and civil society, conflict and humanitarian response. Previously, she served as the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at USAID and led response teams for the crisis in Syria, the droughts in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring, as well as the Ebola crisis. Prior to joining USAID, she was president of Mercy Corps, where she spent 14 years. She has lived and worked in Nepal and Central Asia.

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Johns Hopkins University - Bernstein-Offit Building

1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Room 500 (5th Floor)

Washington, DC 20036

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