Sulaimani Forum 2016: Society Beyond Extremism - The War of Ideas

As military battles ensue, the war against extremism can only be won by conviction. Years of public diplomacy outreach have largely failed in curbing extremist recruitment. The panel looks at social trends and realities feeding into the extremist narrative in militarized societies, while presenting new approaches to winning the war of ideas.

Dov Zakheim - AUIS Board of Trustees; Former US Undersecretary of Defence
Yasmin Green - Director, Research and Development, Jigsaw
Alex Meleagrou-Hitchens - Director, International Center for the Study Radicalization
Choman Hardi - AUIS Professor of Literature and Gender Studies
Nibras Al Kadhimi - Fellow, Hudson Institute
Ranj Talabany - Zanyari