Lahore, January 05, 2017 (PPI-OT):While overpowering its competitors, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) won the 3rd National Championship held here at Railway Stadium. WAPDA secured 91 points […]Read More »
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Lahore, December 30, 2016 (PPI-OT):The National Selection Committee led by Chief Selector Mr. Inzamam ul Haq today finalized the 15-member ODI squad against Australia after consultations with the team Head […]Read More »
Islamabad, December 24, 2016 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Army won Quaid-i-Azam Archery Championship organized by Islamabad Archery Club at Pakistan Sports Complex here. Director General, Pakistan Sports Board, Dr. Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera was […]Read More »
Punjab Chief Minister congratulates Test Cricketer Misbah ul Haq on winning ICC Merit of Cricket Award
Lahore, December 22, 2016 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated Test Cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq on winning ICC Merit of Cricket Award. The Chief Minister said that by winning ICC […]Read More »
The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will meet in open session in Room 385 of the Russell Senate Office Building (2 Constitution Avenue NE) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, December 8 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The Commission Members will welcome a panel of experts to discuss Countering Violent Extremism through Public Diplomacy. Growing interest among governments to counter extremist violence raises questions regarding best practices, actor coordination, government-civil society relations, civil and human rights, and public policy, among others. In addition to addressing the material and political conditions contributing to violent extremist attitudes and behavior, communications have been identified as a key variable in any transition towards or away from extremism. Agencies throughout government have directed resources to understand the role of media, including social media, in facilitating acceptance of extremist violence.
This panel aims to highlight the various ways in which public diplomacy can contribute to combatting extremist attitudes and violence around the world by highlighting best practices and lessons learned. The following experts will discuss social media campaigns, as well as development and resilience-building efforts that contribute to combatting violent extremism in the long-term:
Abbas Barzegar, Principal Investigator, Civic Approaches to Combatting Extremist Violence Initiative
Sheldon Himelfarb, President and CEO of the PeaceTech Lab at the U.S. Institute of Peace
Alicia Kearns, Director, Global Influence and former Head of Counter-ISIS Communications for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK)
Peter Mandaville, Senior Advisor in the Secretary of State's Office of Religion & Global Affairs
Sarah Sayeed, Senior Advisor to the Mayor of New York City, Community Affairs Unit
Haroon Ullah, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Source: U.S Department of StateRead More »