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While it may come as a surprise to some, a panel of experts agreed that young girls may be as susceptible to the lure of extremist ideology as are young boys. During an event convened by the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project and Middle East Program, the discussion explored the role of women in extremists movements, providing the focus for this edition of REWIND.

Jane Harman
Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center

Farah Pandith
Former First-Ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State (2009-2014)

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini
Co-Founder and Executive Director, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)

Fatima Sadiqi
Fellow, Wilson Center Middle East Program

Timothy B. Curry
Deputy Director, Counterterrorism Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Global Women's Leadership Initiative

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative has hosted the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center since June, 2012. The Women in Public Service Project will accelerate global progress towards women’s equal participation in policy and political leadership to create more dynamic and inclusive institutions that leverage the full potential of the world’s population to change the way global solutions are forged.  Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more