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Peter Weinberger "Trauma-informed approaches to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)"


Peter Weinberger "Trauma-informed approaches to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)"

Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 

8400 Baltimore Ave., Suite 250, College Park, MD 20740

Studies have shown that trauma is often a factor in radicalization to violence. Recent findings in neuroscience have given insights to the both the origins of, and the means to heal, traumatic stress. On Thursday, November 17th from 10:00 - 11:00 am, Peter Weinberger will discuss how trauma-informed approaches can be used in programs to counter violent extremism.

Dr. Peter Weinberger is a Senior Researcher with a focus on countering violent extremism (CVE). He is a specialist on the role of religion in shaping identity, and related religious approaches to managing and addressing issues of conflict. He also has expertise on the interplay of psychosocial factors with security and conflict, how issues like stress and trauma can be understood and addressed when designing and implementing strategies for community resilience. Weinberger has worked in the Middle East, Northern Ireland and the western Balkans.

Prior to joining START, Weinberger was a Senior Program Officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace (2008-2015), an Assistant Professor at the School of International Service at American University (2004-2008) and a Research Professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University (2003-2004). He received his doctorate in International Relations from the London School of Economics.