The Hollings Center initiative on Collective & Human Security evaluates critical security issues, ranging from the challenges of extremism to regional conflict. The initiative aims to find proactive and positive solutions to these challenges.





Rahma Dualeh on Violent Extremism in East Africa

Rahma Dualeh, the Director of Frontline Consult: African Solutions for African Challenges, discusses the international community’s response to extremist violence in East Africa. Specifically, she explains how violent extremism in East Africa differs from that of the Middle East, and offers suggestions for how the international community can tailor its response and resources to these…

Lia van Broekhoven on a Human Security Approach to CVE

Lia van Broekhoven, Executive Director of the Human Security Collective, addresses the question: “What is the human security approach to countering and preventing violent extremism?” She also discusses the potential roadblocks to using a human security framework to addressing violent extremism.  

Rabia Chaudry on American Muslim Identity

Rabia Chaudry, National Security Fellow at the New America Foundation and President of Safe Nation Collaborative, discusses changes to American Muslim identity following 9/11. She discusses how the rapid need for American Muslims to answer for broad aspects of Islam created the “professional Muslim” and offers ideas for how Muslims in American can reclaim personal…

Ahmed Younis on Reform Among American Muslims

Ahmed Younis, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Chapman University and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice for the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, explains his view of the need for reform among Muslim Americans. Specifically, he discusses the need for increased religious literacy to create a modern, just Muslim identity amongst youth and the concept…

Key Strategies in Countering Extremism: Experiences from the MENA Region and Pakistan

April 30, 2015 Kadir Has University Manal Omar, Acting Vice President of the United States Institute of Peace and Shafqat Mehmood, Co-founder and Chairman of Paiman Alumni Trust gave a talk at Kadir Has University entitled Key Strategies in Countering Extremism: Experiences from the MENA Region and Pakistan. The event was co-organized by the Hollings…


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