Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Farah Pandith is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, strategic advisor to the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. A political appointee in three presidential administrations, she was most recently the first-ever special representative to Muslim communities to former secretaries of state Clinton and Kerry, launching global youth-focused initiatives and networks to counter violent extremism. Prior to this appointment, Pandith was responsible for pioneering initiatives to counter violent extremism in Europe. She served on the National Security Council and at the US Agency for International Development. She left government in January 2014.