Hitachi Center Speaker Series: Farah Pandith (F95)

Monday October 16, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Free

Speaker

Farah Pandith (F95)

The Fletcher School

HItachi Center Speaker Series

Location

The Fletcher School
ASEAN Auditorium
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Handicap Accessible

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Directions & Parking

Description

Farah Pandith F’95 is a diplomatic entrepreneur, foreign policy strategist and author. She is a world-leading expert and pioneer on how to halt extremist recruitment of Muslim youth. Appointed the first-ever Special representative to Muslim Communities (2009-2014), she was responsible for engagement with Muslims around the world. She served as a political appointee in the George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack H. Obama administrations at the National Security Council, US Agency for International Development and US Department of State. She is a frequent media commentator and public speaker. She is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She served on the Homeland Security Advisory Council from 2015-2017. Prior to re-entering government in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Ms. Pandith was Vice President of International Business at ML Strategies, LLC. Her book How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat will be released in 2018. Ms. Pandith received a master’s degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; she also serves as a member of its Board of Advisors. Ms. Pandith received an A.B. from Smith College.

Contact Information

Lupita Ervin
lupita.ervin@tufts.edu
6176275452

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