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State Department International Visitor Leadership Program participants visit START HQ (Photo Gallery)


State Department International Visitor Leadership Program participants visit START HQ (Photo Gallery)

April 17, 2019Alexa Cottman-Robinson

Dr. Amy Pate, START's executive director and research director, spoke with a delegation of State Department International Visitor Leadership Program participants from the Near East and North Africa. Pate discussed START's research into countering violent extremism, as well as educational and training programming designed to build community resilience. Pate also briefed the delegation on studies of radicalization, deradicalization and rehabilitation. The visit was arranged by the World Trade Center Institutes’s Professional Exchanges Program. 

group photo of IVLP participants
Executive director and research director, Dr. Amy Pate welcomed a delegation of IVLP participants to START. 

A group of IVLP participants visit START HQ
START hosts a group of 18 researchers, youth specialists, police officials, news directors and community activists from countries in the Near East and North Africa. 

IVLP participants watch a lecture
Dr. Amy Pate’s lecture is translated for attendees.  

Amy Pate delivers a lecture
Dr. Amy Pate answers questions for IVLP particpants. 

Participant takes notes durring a lecture
An attendee takes notes on building community resilience.