November 28, 2017

The 5th annual release of the Global Terrorism Index and a conversation about trends in violent extremism

The annual Global Terrorism Index (GTI) provides a survey of key global trends, patterns, and drivers of terrorist activity. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the GTI is based on data from the Global Terrorism Database, which is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland.


Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW,
Washington, DC

We invite you to join us for a summary of the findings of the fifth edition of the Global Terrorism Index, and a discussion of how it helps our understanding of trends in violent extremism, including highlights of USIP’s own CVE work.

Welcome Remarks and Overview
Nancy Lindborg
President, United States Institute of Peace

Michelle Breslauer
Director, Americas Program, Institute for Economics & Peace

Panel 1: Data, Trends, and Communications
Mark Leon Goldberg, moderator
Executive Editor, UN Dispatch

Erin Miller
Global Terrorism Database Manager, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Leanne Erdberg
Director, Countering Violent Extremism, United States Institute of Peace

Naja Nielsen
Chief Journalism Officer, Orb Media

Panel 2: Policy and Programmatic Implications
Shannon Green, moderator
Director and Senior Fellow, Human Rights Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Security

Kimberly Field
CVE Practice Area Director, Creative Associates International

Basil Cantazaro
Colonel, U.S. Army

Alexander Avanessov, invited
Global Programme Manager and Special Advisor, Preventing Violent Extremism, United Nations Development Programme

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