Building Alliances - Preventing Terror

Brussels, Belgium, 17 October - 18 October 2017

Following a disturbing and deadly wave of recent terrorist attacks in Finland, France, Spain, Sweden and the UK, the Building Alliances – Preventing Terror conference provides the foremost platform in Europe to discuss terrorism, terrorist financing and communications, and extremist ideologies.

Organised by the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) – a leading non-profit, non-partisan international policy organisation led by distinguished former world leaders and diplomats – the unique two-day conference will bring together senior policymakers and officials, as well as academics, industry representatives and advocates, who will share ideas for tackling the spread of extremism and terrorist propaganda in Europe and online.

With a focus on prevention, ten sessions featuring diverse and highly experienced panels will be marked by keynote addresses from European Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King, Sir John Jenkins, Executive Director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, former Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski and Dartmouth College professor Dr. Hany Farid.

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A sampling of the topics to be debated includes:

  • The role internet companies should play in blocking the malicious use of their online communication technologies and services;
  • Understanding extremist ideologies and improving local community engagement;
  • Increasing cooperation as a means for preventing future terrorist events; and
  • Disrupting terrorist finance networks.
Tuesday - 17 October 2017 and
Wednesday - 18 October 2017

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideologies. CEP was founded by Ambassador Mark Wallace, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and former Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend, and is led by a renowned group of former world leaders and diplomats. CEP combats extremism through technological, education, and advocacy programs designed to disrupt extremists’ financial, recruitment, and ideological support networks.

CEP is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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