News | February 21, 2017

Kawa Hassan to Address Global Peace Convention on Terrorism and Authoritarianism

EastWest Institute (EWI) Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program, Kawa Hassan, will be speaking at the 2017 Global Peace Convention in Manila, the Philippines. 

Hassan will deliver his insight on root causes of the emergence of extremist organizations, particularly the Islamic State, with focus on the Middle East and North Africa regions. Hassan will join the panel for “Dialogue & Trust: Real Lessons in Countering Violent Extremism” on March 1. 

EWI partners with the Global Peace Foundation to organize the four-day convention, bringing together leading global experts and practitioners to share best practices and develop multi-sector partnerships for sustainable peace and development and the achievement of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A combination of plenary and parallel sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to share, learn and collaborate on achieving a collective impact.

In September last year, Hassan delivered remarks on "How to De-glorify and Discredit ISIS" at the the Global Peace Leadership Conference in Belfast organized by the foundation. He also participated in the panel on "Ethical Leadership in Action." 

Click here to see the full schedule of the Manila convention.