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Farah Pandith


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Farah Pandith is a world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism and author of How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat (2019). She served as a political appointee under three presidents on the National Security Council, at the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, and most recently as the first-ever special representative to Muslim communities. She was a senior fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2016 to 2023 and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In fall 2020, the Muhammad Ali Center named Pandith the first-ever Muhammad Ali Global Peace Laureate.

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