The (Un)Making of an Extremist

Recent years have seen rising political extremism in both Europe and the United States, from Neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville to ISIS jihadists in Brussels. One of the hardest challenges facing counterterrorism officials is what to do with the thousands of extremists who, for a variety of reasons, decide to step back from the battlefield. Hear former extremists discuss how they rebuilt their lives after extremism, and how the government and private sector can encourage would-be extremists to rejoin society?

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: Society

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