Overcoming Extremism Conference Report
By Frederick Barton, Karin von Hippel, Shannon Hayden and Mark IrvineMar 21, 2008
The increased targeting of civilians by terrorist groups is of critical concern, particularly as these groups utilize the latest technologies and tools for carrying out violent attacks. The international community needs new methods to disrupt these attacks and protect civilians in more comprehensive ways, including better partnerships with local actors.
Overcoming Extremism’s panels were selected in order to cover a broad range of topics and viewpoints, and this resulted in the emergence of five cross-cutting issues during the two day event.