The Hollings Center’s Next-Generation Dialogue series connects a rising generation of experts and professionals across Muslim-majority countries with their American counterparts...
Hollings Center Regional Policy Dialogues cover consequential and challenging topics that link Muslim-majority nations and the United States.  Dialogues center on subjects...
The Hollings Center’s Higher Education Dialogue series fosters cooperation between universities and other institutions of learning through the exchange of ideas, expertise...
Our Speaker Series provides a way to dig deeper into issues that arise from a dialogue conference with a broader audience or to engage on current events...
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Recent Reports

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Bridging the Disconnect between Education and the Economy

February 2015. Six years following the onset of the global economic crisis of 2008, national economies have struggled to make up lost gains. Unemployment remains above pre-crisis levels in many countries, particularly among youth. Throughout Muslim-majority countries, such as Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, and Libya, the high rate of youth unemployment has led to multi-faceted negative…

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Challenging Extremist Ideology, Propaganda and Messaging: Building the Counter-narrative

April 2015. Violent extremism has been a predominant regional and global security challenge for several decades, but in recent years, it has become more attractive to disenfranchised people all over the world. A combination of theology, political ideology and media savvy messaging make groups like Daesh, Al Qaeda and al Shabab relevant and uniquely positioned…

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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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Video: Breaking the Cycle: Creating Solutions for Water Security in the Middle East

  On January 21, 2015, the Hollings Center for International Dialogue held a panel entitled, “Breaking the Cycle: Creating Solutions for Water Security in the Middle East.” Event Description: Often overshadowed by political turmoil, the Middle East faces increasing environmental and resource-based challenges, notably its depleting water resources. Overuse enabled by government subsidies, growing demographic…

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