IGE to Lead Delegation to 4th Annual Sino-U.S. Counterterrorism Dialogue

IGE to Lead Delegation to 4th Annual Sino-U.S. Counterterrorism Dialogue

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From August 3-August 6 IGE will lead a delegation of U.S. scholars and practitioners to participate in The Fourth Annual Sino-U.S. Counterterrorism Dialogue in Beijing. The dialogue will explore holistic and multidisciplinary approaches that address not just the symptoms of violent extremism, but also its root causes.

From August 3-August 6, the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) will lead a delegation of U.S. scholars and practitioners to participate in the Fourth Annual Sino-U.S. Counterterrorism Dialogue in Beijing hosted by Dunjiao Network, U.S-China New Perspectives Foundation, and the Pu Shi Institute for Social Science (PS). The track 1.5 dialogue is unique in its ability to bring together key stakeholders from the Chinese and the U.S. government, military, and civil society. The dialogue will continue to build on the trust and understanding of previous dialogues (see press releases for 2015 and 2016) enabling participants to engage in frank and substantive discussion about challenges, opportunities, and practical solutions.

This is a pivotal time for IGE’s continued work on terrorism, specifically with China. Fostering greater cooperation with China on this issue is a growing priority for the U.S. as the global threat of violent extremism continues to evolve, particularly in regions such as South Asia and the Middle East where U.S. and Chinese interests increasingly overlap. As in previous years, this dialogue will serve as a platform for pragmatic engagement and communication between both the U.S. and China through post-dialogue engagement as well as published reports and media outreach—in parallel with future track-one bilateral engagements.

IGE’s continued participation with the Sino-U.S. Counterterrorism Dialogues in Beijing is a key part of our year-round commitment to engage with U.S. and global leaders and non-governmental organizations on counterterrorism and countering violent extremism. Such engagement allows IGE to advocate for more holistic, multidisciplinary approaches that address not just the symptoms of violent extremism, but also its root causes.