A comprehensive approach to preventing
radicalization, violent extremism and atrocity crimes:
activating voices from actors in the field

October 1, 2015, 1:15pm - 2:30pm

ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations, NY

All guests must register, by 2pm on Monday, September 28, 2015, by email:

The nexus between radicalization, violent extremism and the commission of atrocity crimes has become the focus of many current policy discussions. A recurrent question has been how to identify those individuals who are most vulnerable to radicalization and recruitment by violent extremist groups and how to intervene at an early stage and in the most effective way to prevent recruitment and rehabilitate those involved.

The Global Freedom of Expression and Information at Columbia University, with the embassies of Belgium, Morocco, and the Office of the UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect are bringing together individuals with expertise in preventing radicalization, incitement to violence and violent extremism in order to discuss creative and innovative approaches to addressing these challenges.

About the speakers:
Didier Reynders is the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium since 2004, Didier Reynders has been Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs since 2011.
Salaheddine Mezouar was appointed by His Majesty the King Mohammed VI nominated, on October 10th 2013, as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
Adama Dieng is the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.
Agnès Callamard is the Director of Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression & Information at Columbia University.
Mossarat Qadeem is an activist working on youth de-radicalization in Pakistan and South Asia.
Ahmed Abbadi is an Islamic scholar and the Secretary General of Rabita Mohammadia des Oulémas (Mohammadia League of Scholars).
Mubinoddin Shaikh is a former jihadist who is now involved in youth de-radicalization.

For more information and to donload the invitation, please go to our website at:

Bach Avezdjanov
Program Officer, Global Freedom of Expression and Information
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