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Peer to Peer: Islam, extremism and violence

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The world saw a rise in extremism and violence in the last few decades. This rise has been particularly dramatic in the Muslim world where it manifested itself in the shape of a new ideology and which is now threatening national and regional peace. What is this ideology and how do you reconcile this ideology with Islam, a word that literally means peace? Where did it come from? Extremism or violence: which one is a bigger problem? And finally, is there any solution to this problem? This presentation will try to answer some of these questions.
About the speaker:
Shahzeb Khan was most recently the Deputy Commissioner Loralai of the Government of Balochistan. He was the officer in charge of the district and served as the provincial government's chief representative, responsible for implementing all the government's policies, monitoring the progress of development projects, and ensuring transparency. Shahzeb has also served the Pakistani government in other various leadership capacities. His area of focus is public policy and wishes to explore the realm of policymaking more in depth, especially areas such as change management and international development. Shahzeb received his BSPT in Physical Medicine at the University of Karachi.
Peer to Peer is a series for Executive Education graduate students and Humphrey Fellows to share issues, perspectives and experiences with Maxwell and the Syracuse University community.  
For more information contact Denise Mallory Breen at or 315.443.3159

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