Secretary of State John Kerry Gives Support for the Strong Cities Network Global Summit

The Strong Cities Network (SCN), run by the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), brought together key stakeholders for the first Strong Cities Network Global Summit which took place in Antalya, Turkey on 11-12 May. US Secretary of State John Kerry has recorded a video highlighting the importance of the Strong Cities Network and the…
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First-Ever Global Summit Of Cities Reinforces Powerful Message For Countering Extremism at the Local Level

More than 200 representatives from 50 global cities met last week in Antalya, Turkey last week for the premiere Strong Cities Network Global Summit to explore the role of municipalities in countering violent extremism. More than 200 representatives from 50 global cities met in Antalya, Turkey last week for the premiere Strong Cities Network Global…
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In the spotlight: US Secretary John Kerry’s speech at SCN International Visitors Leadership Program

The Strong Cities Network received a resounding endorsement from US Secretary of State John Kerry, as he addressed a delegation of SCN members participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program in Washington DC. Secretary Kerry spoke passionately on the need to tackle the drivers of extremism from the community level and praised the work of…
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Beyond Narco-Trafficking: The Lessons of Medellín

Authors: Daniel Hooton & Sabine Barton, Strong Cities Network Once branded the world’s most dangerous city, Colombia’s second city has transformed into a vibrant hub for innovation, putting inclusion and cohesion at the centre of its efforts to tackle violent crime. The valuable lessons learnt along the way reach far beyond drug crime and can be…
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SCN Launched at the United Nations in New York

The Strong Cities Network was launched on 29 September in New York on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Welcoming remarks were offered by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who also introduced a Keynote address by U.S….
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Strong Cities Network International Visitors Leadership Program

The U.S. Sate Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs organised the first Strong Cities Network IVLP from 27 February to 19 March, 2016. Exchange visitors travelled to Washington, Los Angeles, Denver, Columbus, Indianapolis and Chicago where they connected with U.S practitioners and gained insight int local CVE strategies.

In the spotlight: Montgomery County Model

The Montgomery County Model (MCM) is an innovative community-led model developed by WORDE in partnership with Montgomery County. It focuses on generating public awareness about the risk factors of violent extremism and empowering the appropriate figures to intervene with vulnerable individuals before they choose a path of violence. Part of the initiative operates through the…
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