In this video, Rector of International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak and U.S. Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdir provide opening remarks to the first day of the International Symposium on Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (ICVE) in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, a multi-disciplinary symposium that aims to bring together scholars, researchers, and practitioners from the region and around the world to promote collaboration, present research findings, and discuss policy implication on preventing/countering violent extremism. Their remarks are followed by a project overview from Deputy Dean of Academic and Research ISTAC-IIUM Danial Bin Mohd Yusof and START Executive Director Amy Pate, as well as a panel on “U.S. and Malaysia Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism” featuring U.S. State Department representative Barbara Paoletti, Principal Assistant Director of the Bukit Aman Special Branch’s Counter-Terrorism Divison (E8) Normah Ishak and CFS IIUM and Counterterrorism Analyst Ahmad El Muhammady. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this video are the speaker’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of START, the University of Maryland or the United States government.