This roundtable kicked off a series of exploratory discussions on women, terrorism, and violent extremism. Panelists discussed the effectiveness of our policy responses and how gender dynamics affect the root causes of violent extremism and terrorism, as well as how gender should be incorporated into current policy initiatives.
• Ms. Sanam Anderlini, Co-founder and Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)
• Dr. Kathleen Kuehnast, Senior Gender Advisor at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)
• Dr. Paul Pillar, former official of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and now a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
• Dr. Lorenzo Vidino, Director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security