Global Center Partners with Hedayah to Offer CVE Trainings
Tracking Progress: Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism in East Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa
Roles of Women and Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
Hanging by a Thread: The ongoing threat to Somalia’s remittance lifeline
Global Center Analysis of the UN Security Council Resolution 2178 on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Latest Publications

Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Community Resilience in the Greater Horn of Africa

This report outlines ideas for strategies, programs, and initiatives that can be implemented to prevent and counter violent extremism in the Greater Horn of Africa and increase human security and community resilience. Suggestions include training officials and frontline practitioners to enhance their engagement with communities, improving service delivery and reform of the security and criminal justice sectors, introducing disengagement and reintegration programs, promoting subregional cooperation and information sharing, fostering youth leadership, engaging the media and the private sector, and strengthening the capacity of and engagement with civil society actors. Read More

Policing and (in)security in fragile and conflict-affected settings: A review of perspectives on policing in sub-Saharan Africa

Developed for the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, this paper presents series of thematic discussions derived from the literature on policing in a number of African countries. Taking a developmental and human security perspective, the paper focuses on the diffuse networks of non-state and state providers that serve as the primary safety and security providers for a vast majority of communities. While hybrid policing systems vary in capacity and end-user satisfaction, traditional statutory policing structures are generally characterized by severe dysfunction, politicization, and abuse with impunity. Considering the diverse challenges faced by many national police actors on the continent, the paper questions the efficacy of prevailing state-centric security assistance programs and their overwhelming focus on strengthening “enforcement” capacities. It cautions donors to take a more considered approach to ensure their police assistance activities are supporting the protection-not the predation-of local communities. Read More

Latest Events

White House CVE Summit and the Way Forward: A Discussion with Under-Secretary of State Sarah Sewall

11 May 2015 | Washington, DC

The Global Center hosted a closed-door roundtable discussion with Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Dr. Sarah Sewall, on the plans and activities to move forward the February 2015 White House CVE Summit’s follow-on Action Agenda. The roundtable was moderated by the Global Center’s Head of Research and Analysis, Naureen Chowdhury Fink and participants included a broad spectrum of civil society actors working on relevant issues including human rights, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, women, peace, and security, and international policy. Read More

Resilience in the Face of Conflict and Terrorism: Exploring the Roles of Women

22 April 2015 | New York, NY

The Global Center hosted a lunchtime discussion with Ambassador Rend Al-Rahim, co-founder and President of the Iraq Foundation, on building the resilience of women and communities in the face of conflict and violent extremism in Iraq. The Iraq Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to the support and promotion of democracy, human rights, and civil society in Iraq, and Amb. Al-Rahim has also served as Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States from 2003-2005. During her presentation, Amb. Al-Rahim underscored the complexity and urgency of the direct and indirect effects of conflict and terrorism on communities, especially including the rise in sexual and gender-based violence, such as rape and sexual slavery. Read More