The Global Counterterrorism Alumni Community of Interest Workshop will be held May 23 to 26 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. The theme will be "Countering Terrorist Narratives: Best Practices from around the Globe." This is the seventh successive Counterterrorism Alumni Community of Interest event in a series that stared with an inaugural workshop in October 2010. (Marshall Center graphic by U.S. Army Spec. Christopher Green /RELEASED)

Dates: May 23 to 26

Title: "Countering Terrorist Narratives: Best Practices From Around the Globe"

Objective: Objectives of this Global CT Alumni Community of Interest workshop are:

  • Operationalize the network of CT-focused alumni from the Marshall Center and other U.S. Regional Centers by developing and strengthening ties between alumni, encouraging the exchange of ideas and collaboration, and enabling a platform for partners and stakeholders to engage with, support, and elicit feedback from alumni.
  • Discuss and exchange ideas, best practices and recommendations for approaches to effectively counter terrorist narratives and propaganda and associated challenges involved.
  • Build, sustain and invigorate a networked and enlightened community of current and future leaders working in the field of counterterrorism.
  • Open dialogue and share Euro-Atlantic approaches for addressing emerging 21st century security challenges including asymmetric threats from non-state actors.


Workshop Director:  Professor James Howcroft is the COI coordinator and Program on Terrorism Security Studies Course Director.

Number of times the workshop has been held: This is the fourth alumni community of interest workshop this fiscal year.  This is the seventh successive Counterterrorism Alumni Community of Interest event that started with an inaugural workshop in October 2010.

Next Alumni Community of Interest Workshop:  June 20-24 "Countering Transnational Organized Crime"

Next Program for Terrorism Security Studies Resident Course: July 7 to Aug. 4

Workshop Demographics: There are 73 participants from 41 nations. There are 65 Marshall Center alumni.  The following charts provide more data about the community of interest workshop. (Tip: Click on chart to resize it):

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Photos from this workshop can be found on the Marshall Center Photo Gallery.