This isn’t just a problem that governments have to solve. This is a problem that every citizen in the world needs to get engaged in.

Farah Pandith, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

What are the ways in which people—overwhelmingly young people—become radicalized? Farah Pandith, an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former special representative to Muslim communities at the U.S. Department of State, has traveled the world talking to young people in search of answers to these questions. She sat down with Caroline Netchvolodoff, CFR’s vice president of education, for a conversation about radicalization, including the role of identity, the need for a greater commitment from all parts of society to counter extremism, and the reason why the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" should be avoided.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

Radicalization Explored
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