04 Mar Report: PVE Forum Post-event Analysis
The Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) Forum was a full day forum co-presented by The ’MPOWER Project and Counter Extremism Project on October 17, 2018 at Scandinavia House, New York City. The Forum was co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Norway and Jordan. The Forum brought together a group of experts, practitioners, and policymakers in an event designed to discuss the major challenges in PVE today, as well as to brainstorm possible solutions to those challenges. It was attended by an international academic, practitioner, and policy-making public sector audience as well as representatives from the intelligence, marketing/advertising, and technology arenas in the private sector. The Forum included many interactive sessions in which participants could interact with and learn from one another. A wide variety of issues were discussed, including why a preventative approach is critical in today’s landscape, what the best practices for preventing violent extremism are, and how various aspects of someone’s identity can contribute to their likelihood of attaching to violent ideologies. The following report presents an analysis of the Forum, including key insights, action items and policy recommendations.