CATO Event featuring CGP Senior Fellow, Muqtedar Khan:
Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is a U.S. government program that provides resources to targeted communities, predominantly American Muslims, ostensibly to root out extremism before it results in violence. The program involves law enforcement agencies that partner with community leaders such as teachers, religious leaders, and health professionals to identify allegedly at-risk community members and steer them away from violence.
The program is controversial for a variety of reasons. Is the government’s theory of radicalization sound? Is the Muslim community unfairly singled out? Are targeted communities compromising their rights by assisting the government, or is this a productive partnership? Has the election of Donald Trump changed the CVE discussion? Join us for a timely and important debate.
- Heidi Ellis, Ph.D., Director, Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center
- Alice LoCicero, Ph.D., President-elect, Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (Division 48 of the American Psychological Association)
- Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program
- Moderated by Patrick Eddington, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
- Abed Ayoub, Legal Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
- Muqtedar Khan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware
- Ayaan Dahir, Minneapolis Young Muslim Collective
- Moderated by Adam Bates, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch it live online at www.cato.org/live and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoCVE. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.