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Virtual Dialogue “The use of Internet in the spread of violent extremism: challenges and best practices”

  • 9/18/2020 10:00 AM
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Event date: 9/18/2020 10:00 AM Export event

Persons in charge of the presentations:

Luz Elena Baños, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the OAS
Mia Bloom, Professor of Communication and Middle East Studies, Georgia State University
Carola García-Calvo, Principal researcher for the Program on Violent Extremism and Global Terrorism at the Elcano Royal Institute and Associate Professor at the University of King Juan Carlos  (URJC)
Eduardo Jaramillo, Director General for the United Nations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Jehangir Khan, Director of the United Nation Counter Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) and the Office of Counter-Terrorism
Brett Kubicek, Manager-Research, Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence. Public Safety Canada. Government of Canada 
Daniel Stauffacher, President, ICT4Peace Foundation
Maki Teramoto Sakamoto, Director General for the Protection of Mexicans Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Alison August Treppel, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE for its acronym in Spanish) /OAS
Farah Urrutia, Secretary of Multidimensional Security, OAS


The Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism of the Organization of American States (OAS), in collaboration with the Government of Mexico, invites you to join us for a virtual dialogue on the “The use of Internet in the spread of violent extremism: challenges and best practices”.

On May 2018, OAS Member States approved the Declaration “Strengthening hemispheric efforts to address and counter violent extremism that is conducive to terrorism”.

The virtual dialogue is expected to address:

  • How has violent extremism evolved in a digital society?
  • What trends can we expect in light of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What specific actions can be taken to prevent and counteract it?
  • What are the challenges that the public and private sector face in preventing and addressing the use of the internet in the spread of violent extremism?
  • What programs, initiatives or good practices exist to tackle the spread of extremist content online?

This event is free-of-charge. The event is open to the general public after registration on the platform link provided.

Simultaneous interpretation English/Spanish will be provided.

The event will be recorded and will be available on video later on the CICTE Twitter account @oea_cicte