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Words Matter: The Rise of Violent Extremists Online and Why Our Youth Stand at a Crossroads

Wednesday, May 31
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
LACC, Room 411

Violent extremism is one of the leading threats of the twenty-first century, threatening world stability and prompting international-level and private-sector interventions. Faced with this growing threat, explore how educators and peacebuilders can work with international organizations, technology companies, and government agencies on strategies to build online community resilience and provide positive alternative narratives.

Haroon Ullah

Haroon K. Ullah is a scholar, diplomat, and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East. Haroon grew up in a farming community in Washington State and was trained at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he served as a senior Belfer fellow and completed his MPA. Haroon has a PhD in political science and public policy from the University of Michigan and was a William J. Fulbright fellow, a Harvard University presidential scholar, a National Security Education Program fellow, and a Woodrow Wilson Public Service fellow. He is also the author of Vying for Allah's Vote (Georgetown University Press, 2013). His recent book, The Bargain From the Bazaar: A Family's Day of Reckoning, published in March 2014 by PublicAffairs, has received widespread praise and acclaim, including from The New York Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, The Seattle Times, NPR, and Publisher's Weekly.

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