Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 19th. Click here to view the webinar recording.
Webinar Description: Dr. Lisa Schirch is the North American Research Director for the Toda Peace Institute and Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding. During the webinar, she provided an introduction to violent extremism (VE) through an ecological, systems-based lens and present a VE model that outlines three types of interventions (counterterrorism, P/CVE and peacebuilding). Participants explored the theories of change related to identifying 25 factors that correlate with VE and the interplay between different paradigms of interventions and how they can best complement each other. The webinar also examined the impact of the three intervention types on civil society and their roles in addressing VE.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Lisa Schirch is the North American Research Director for the Toda Peace Institute and Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Dr. Schirch is a member of several advisory and research review panels, including for the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work in this area over the last twenty years includes local engagement and research in Kenya, Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, as well as teaching about civil society, conflict prevention and peacebuilding at US military and NATO academies.