Lessons from South Africa: restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Strategies for political change
Join Dr. Houda Abadi and former South African Ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool, for a discussion on the lessons of apartheid - and on the processes of reconciliation and restorative justice. Recorded August 5th, 2020. About Transformative Conversations: Join civic leaders, policymakers, and community activists for Transformative Peace innovative series of conversations, seminars, and workshops. Led by our founder, Dr. Houda Abadi, this interactive program sparks provocative conversations around timely questions and timeless themes. Join us as we contemplate our moment in history, and together, let's navigate obstacles to peace and forge a path forward.
Countering Islamophobia and Fighting Radicalization: Two Parallel Struggles - part 2
Dr. Sahar Khamis hosted distinguished guest Dr. Houda Abadi, Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center. The discussion was about "Countering Islamophobia and Fighting Radicalization" Originally broadcast December 01, 2017. US Arab Radio can be heard on wnzk 690am and wdmv 700am. Listen on your phone by calling 1605-472-9011. please visit: www.facebook.com/USArabRadio/
Violent Extremism: Setting Priorities for Research
The near-daily litany of violence perpetrated by violent extremist groups like al-Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram illustrates the dearth of understanding about how these militant organizations successfully tap into social discord to advance their campaigns. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace and the RESOLVE Network on Thursday, September 29, as they convene researchers from around the world to help set priorities for policy-relevant research to identify effective responses. For more information about this event, visit: http://www.usip.org/events/violent-extremism-setting-priorities-research Connect with us! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=usinstituteofpeace Twitter: https://twitter.com/USIP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usinstituteofpeace/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usipeace/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/united-states-institute-of-peace Newsletters: http://www.usip.org/sign-usip-updates The United States Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. USIP does this by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s more than 300 staff work at the Institute’s D.C. headquarters, and on the ground in the world’s most dangerous regions.
Countering Islamophobia and Fighting Radicalization: Two Parallel Struggles
Dr. Sahar Khamis hosted distinguished guest Dr. Houda Abadi, Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center. The discussion was about "Countering Islamophobia and Fighting Radicalization" Originally broadcast October 20, 2017. US Arab Radio can be heard on wnzk 690am and wdmv 700am. Listen on your phone by calling 1605-472-9011. please visit: www.facebook.com/USArabRadio/
CAIR Georgia - Muslims Rebutting Extremism: Seminar & Training
Georgia's Muslim community plans to host its second annual "Muslims Rebutting Extremism" seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 29th, at 6:30 pm. During the anti-extremism seminar, expert speakers discuss the dangers posed by both anti-Muslim bigots and Muslim extremists, as well as effective ways to counter the propaganda of those groups. SEE: CAIR Georgia Holds Anti-Extremism Seminar in 2016: "Mainstream Muslims vs. Terrorists vs. Bigots" CAIR Georgia plans to live stream the event on its Facebook page starting at 6:30 pm. For safety reasons, the event is not open to the general public. Anyone who would like to attend the Atlanta event in-person, including community leaders, media, law enforcement, government officials and others, should RSVP through EventBrite or email email@example.com so that we can share the address with you directly. Scheduled speakers at the 2017 seminar include Dr. Houda Abadi, Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, Imam Arshad Anwar, leader of Roswell Community Masjid, and Edward Ahmed Mitchell, attorney and executive director of CAIR Georgia. "Muslim extremists and anti-Muslim bigots represent two sides of the same coin," Mitchell said. "By debunking their ignorant and dangerous arguments, we hope to push back against both illegal discrimination and terrorist propaganda." "As an imam, I feel a special obligation to educate our community, including parents and children, about the best ways to protect themselves from anti-Muslim harassment, as well as the online propaganda of extremist groups," said Imam Arshad Anwar, who once survived a bombing attack while attending school in Pakistan. "American Muslims do not hesitate to condemn hate crimes and terrorist attacks, no matter the race or religion of the perpetrators," said Dr. Houda Abadi, who has traveled across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa to conduct research studies about extremist propaganda, and leads workshops for religious leaders working to prevent violent extremism in their local communities. "We also take proactive steps to prevent and counter extremism by exposing and debunking their arguments, tactics, and goals."
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