Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: The Role of Migrants and Migration
We cordially invite you to a workshop on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: The Role of Migrants and Migration on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in Washington D.C. As scholars, policymakers, and practitioners, you recognize the plethora of positive impacts migration offers to both countries of origin as well as destination. Evidence suggests that migration can contribute to economic progress, global diversity, and social cohesion. Among these benefits, but often overlooked, is evidence suggesting that migrants and migration can also serve as a powerful means to counter violent extremism. It is, therefore, imperative that we unite to review existing data, dispel dangerous myths, and offer policy solutions to better frame the emerging discourse on migration and countering violent extremism (CVE). In light of the increasing global migration “crisis” and the skewed media coverage it has received, the World Bank’s KNOMAD Thematic Working Group on Migration, Security and Development organizes this timely workshop to discuss positive and negative aspects of migration through the lens of preventing and countering violent extremism.
Fiona B. Adamson, Phil Triadafilopoulos, Feargal Cochrane, Amy Cunningham & Khalid Koser, Youssouf Kiendrebeogo & Elena Ianchovichina