How can we combat extremism at home and abroad? Find out on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Just Security and the Project for the Study of the 21st Century will present a discussion about countering violent extremism, between former senior UN counterterrorism official, Richard Barrett and Just Security’s Faiza Patel. Just Security’s co-editor-in-chief, Professor Ryan Goodman, will moderate the event taking place at NYU School of Law. This event is open to the public/media, and we encourage anyone interested in our work to RSVP for this great discussion.

What: Countering Violent Extremism: A Q&A Discussion with Richard Barrett and Faiza Patel

When: Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:00am–11:30am

Where: NYU School of Law, D’Agostino Hall (Lipton Hall), New York City


Richard Barrett is a former British diplomat and intelligence officer, who headed the United Nations Monitoring Team concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban for nearly a decade. Barrett and is a recognized expert on violent extremism and the measures that can be taken against it.

Faiza Patel is a Founding Editor of Just Security, and serves as the Co-Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Patel is also a member of the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries.

Ryan Goodman (moderator) is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Just Security and the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at NYU School of Law.