Effectively Countering Extremism: A Comprehensive Grassroots Approach

August 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Effectively Countering Extremism: A Comprehensive Grassroots Approach @ Knight Conference Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

To successfully combat extremism, we must be able to identify and effectively challenge precursors to radicalization. Violent extremism often proliferates at the grassroots level, where susceptible individuals are able to isolate themselves from their wider communities without attracting too much attention. Without robust and proactive action at this level, we are poorly equipped to contain the threat of terrorism.

This program will feature three panel discussions with leaders of The TAM Group, a highly-trained and diverse group of experts on radicalization, Islamic theology, human development, social services, prison chaplaincy and community organizing.

This event aims to introduce the multidisciplinary expertise that is needed to effectively address the above-mentioned challenges. The panelists will offer case studies that highlight the success of the TAM Group’s methodologies.

Invited attendees include:

  • Hon. Muriel Bowser – D.C. Mayor
  • Peter Newsham – Metropolitan Police Department Chief of Police
  • Hon. Rushern L. Baker III – Prince George’s County Executive
  • Hon. Larry Hogan – Governor, State of Maryland
  • Mr. Malcolm Nance – Former Navy Intelligence Officer, Author, and Counter Terrorism Expert
  • Hon. Bilal Ali – State of Maryland Delegate
  • Hon. Terry McAuliffe – Governor, State of Virginia
  • Mr. Benjamin Jealous – Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate and Former President, NAACP
  • Hon. Anthony Brown – Congressman (4th C.D.), State of Maryland
  • Hon. Ben Cardin – Senator, State of Maryland
  • Hon. Elijah Cummings – Congressman (7th C.D.), State of Maryland
  • Hon. Gerry Connolly – Congressman (11th C.D.), State of Virginia
  • Hon. C. Anthony Muse – Senator, State of Maryland

This event is being co-sponsored by The TAM Group and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute.


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