Quelling Violent Extremism with Public Health Tools

The rise of radicalization and violent extremism is a worldwide threat that seems to defy military solutions and cannot be countered only by the vigilance of law enforcement. A body of scholarship and experience suggests that the tools of public health may have an underutilized role to play in confronting terrorism by helping to identify at-risk individuals, building resilient communities hostile to extremism, offering nonviolent forums for expressing grievances, and strengthening mental health services. Can health-centered interventions really change hearts and minds and turn potentially violent people in other directions?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

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