Event Summary: Preventing the Next ISIS
Panelists Charles Dunne (Freedom House), Mohamed al-Tajer (BHRO), Dr. Robert Herman (Freedom House), Frederic Wehrey (Carnegie) and Sarah Margon (HRW) discuss extremism in the GCC.
12 February 2015 – Washington, DC – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), with Freedom House, hosted an event on 11 February at Freedom House entitled “Preventing the Next ISIS: How the U.S. Can Work With Coalition Partners to Combat Extremism in the GCC.” Dr. Robert Herman, Vice President for Regional Programs at Freedom House, moderated the discussion over how the United States can further encourage its GCC allies to combat extremism through a respect for basic human rights.
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