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  • Dr. Bernardo Arévalo de León, Interpeace, Talk on Peacebuilding

    The Global Initiative is delighted to host  Dr. Bernardo Arévalo de León,  Senior Peacebuilding Advisor for Interpeace, a major peace building NGO with missions in twenty conflict or post-conflict countries across the world.  He will be speaking on  Peacebuilding in Contexts of Non-Conventional Violence: A Practioner’s Lessons. Please click title for details.

  • Issue 3 of Global Initiative’s Nigeria Tracker Released


  • Director Derek Harvey on PBS NewsHour

    Global Initiative Director Derek Spoke to Judy Woodruff on April 18th, 2015, offering insightful analysis on ISIL and how it has capitalized on vulnerabilities of Iraq’s security forces. When asked what the strengths and weaknesses are of the Iraqi army are, who’s in it, and why has it been having so much difficulty as of late […]

The Price of Extremism

The Price of Extremism

The execution style murder of three young North Carolina students, two of whom were hijab wearing Muslim women, raises questions regarding the rise of Islamaphobia in the United States in the form of hate crimes. Some will argue that the motive for the incident has not been clearly established and was simply the unfortunate outcome […]


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