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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Countering Extremism in Predominantly Muslim Countries

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:00am
SVC 209


Religious Freedom Series

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The rise of radical jihadi groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram are challenging perceptions of Islam both within the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and internationally.  This briefing will examine the views and opinions of Muslim populations living amidst radical groups, and identify ways international actors and policymakers can support those voices seeking to counter radicalism and support human rights, rule of law and religious freedom.

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Hosted by:

The Senate Human Rights Caucus
Co-Chairs Senator Chris Coons and Senator Mark Kirk

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Co-Chairs Congressman James P. McGovern and Congressman Joseph R. Pitts



  • Dwight Bashir, Acting Co-Director for Policy and Research, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, Director, The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers – Washington, DC Office
  • Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies


  • Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland
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