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WISE Up Summit: Knowledge Ends Extremism

WISE Up Summit: Knowledge Ends Extremism

Date(s) - 10/26/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Carnegie Institution for Science


0-100 USD
Contact Person:

(212) 870-2551
Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality & Equality (WISE)


Please Join us at a historic gathering of hundreds of religious and community leaders, scholars, academics, policymakers, lawmakers to launch WISE Up:Knowledge Ends Extremism at a full day Summit in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street North West, Washington, DC 20005. Registration starts at 9:00 AM, with the Summit beginning promptly at 9.30 AM and ending at 5:00 PM.

October 26th will be your WISE Up day as you learn about this multi-faceted campaign aimed at preventing the spread of extremist ideology and hate crimes in America. You will see how knowledge is the most powerful tool against all forms of extremism. This day-long Summit is aimed at uniting Americans of goodwill to strengthen our national unity.

Summit Schedule:

9:00 – 9:30am: Registration

9:30 – 10:00am: Press Conference

PART 1: Voices of American Muslims

10:15 – 11:15am: Panel 1 – “History of Islam in America” and “Challenges Faced by American Muslims”

11:15 – 11:45am: Panel 2 – “Crafting an American Muslim Identity”

11:45 – 12:00pm: “Spotlight on Notable American Muslims”

12:15 – 1:30pm: VIP Lunch and Buffet Lunch

PART 2: Emergence of Extremist Ideology

1:30 – 2:30pm: Panel 1 – “The Social and Political Landscape of Extremism” and “Islamic Theology vs. Extremist Ideology”

2:30 – 3:00pm: Panel 2 – “Why Women Join ISIS” and “How Women Lead Peacebuilding”

PART 3: Preventing Extremist Recruitment

3:15 – 4:15pm: Panel 1 – “Understanding Extremist Recruitment and Early Intervention”

4:15 – 4:45pm: Panel 2 – “Highlighting 40 True Heroes and Heroines, Past and Present”

4:45 – 5:00pm: “WISE Heroes: Muslim and Interfaith Initiatives

The Summit will be livestreamed at

For questions, please contact or (212) 870-2551

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