CGP currently has three major programs. Each of the programs is a thematic area of focus for CGP scholars. The programs include:

Political IslamViolent ExtremismAmerican Muslims

Political Islam

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It is vital for the United States to understand Political Islam and the diversity of Islamist groups as they continue to shape the contours of politics in Muslim societies.

Violent Extremism


The ongoing struggle against Violent Extremism and the ideology extremist groups perpetuate is central to our effort at CGP. This includes efforts to understand the motivations that lead to radicalization and to provide responses to help mitigate the threat.

American Muslims

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CGP believes that understanding the issues faced by American Muslims domestically is essential in our broader effort to tackle and improve relations with Muslims abroad.