The Role of Formers in P/CVE and Peacebuilding Workshop



On Thursday, February 17 and Friday, February 18, the Centre for Global Security Challenges and START will host a two-day workshop on the role of former extremists in P/CVE and Peacebuilding. This event is free and open to the public, but if you wish to participate in the workshop please email Md Didarul Islam at

This workshop is jointly organized by the Centre for Global Security Challenges at the University of Leeds and START at the University of Maryland. This workshop aims to shed light on the role of former extremists and former combatants in P/CVE and peacebuilding initiatives across a range of contexts, bringing together academic and practitioner expertise. It will facilitate an exchange of evidence, ideas and experiences on what extent formers can contribute to P/CVE and peacebuilding, what the challenges are in their involvement and how these can be overcome.

The workshop will include contributions from a forthcoming book, Former Extremists: Preventing and Countering Violence, as part of the START-Oxford University Press Book Series.