Monday, November, 13, 2017

CEP Event to Probe Solutions to Online Extremism, Newseum, Washington DC

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November 13 panel discussion to feature Dr. Hany Farid, Peter Bergen, and Fran Townsend

(New York, NY) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) will bring together a distinguished group of experts on November 13 in Washington, D.C., for a public discussion of the challenges of extremism and terrorism in an online world.w:

CEP will be sponsoring a panel discussion on the “rights and responsibilities of social media platforms in an age of global extremism” on Monday, November 13th from 3-5 p.m. at the Newseum. The event will bring together leading voices in the American legislative, national security and practitioner worlds to discuss solutions to the challenge of extremism and terrorism content online. The panel will break down the impact of extremist content through the lens of global communications technologies, highlighting its role in the radicalization process of American and Europeans who have subsequently joined extremist groups abroad or committed acts of domestic terrorism. The event participants will also highlight potential solutions to this critical issue, from technological to political action, that might serve to counter extremist propaganda more effectively.

The panelists include: Dr. Hany Farid, Chair of Computer Science at Dartmouth; Peter Bergen, Vice President of the New America Foundation; and Fran Townsend, CEP President and former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush. Greta Van Susteren will be moderating the panel.

In addition to the panelists, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin will be framing the panel discussion with 25-30 minutes of opening remarks.

Monday, November 13

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001