Countering Boko Haram and violent extremism is focus of DC program featured on C-SPAN

CCLP and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy presented a Washington DC forum on countering violent extremism with a specific focus on Boko Haram in Nigeria. The program was organized by CCLP senior fellow Adam Powell III, who also serves as president of the Public Diplomacy Council.

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Click here to watch the forum on C-SPAN.

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The discussion forum featured Leo Keyen, Director of Voice of America’s Hausa Service, and Margot Shorey, Counter Boko Haram Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of State. Click here to download Margot Shorey’s presentation.

Following a discussion of Boko Haram’s history, its non-violent origins, and strategies to defeat the terrorist group, audience members asked questions about diplomatic strategies for the U.S. to strengthen ties with Nigeria’s government in combating Boko Haram together.

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Photo credit: Yingqian Chen