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Countering Violent Extremism: The Trump Era

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Countering Violent Extremism: The Trump Era

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 The Cato Discussion for a timely and important debate.

Event Details

  • Date: October 4, 2017

  • When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Where: Cato Institute, Hayek Auditorium



Earlier Event: October 3
In Conversation with Hisham Matar
Later Event: October 4
Protecting Children in Armed Conflict