What We Do

The Interview Project

Rise to Peace seeks to fulfill its mission with a series of educational efforts. The foundation of these efforts is the “Interview Project,” in which we personally interview young people who formerly embraced extremist ideology and became misguided foot soldiers for groups such as the Taliban, al-Shabaab and ISIS – we travel around the globe to conduct these interviews and understand how these youngsters were recruited by these groups and what eventually enabled them to break the chains of extremism.

The Say Hello Campaing

The purpose of our activity is to bring communities together around the world. Our team of volunteers “Hello” to strangers on the streets, and at school, work, and everywhere they go to promote relationships between communities and to spread the message of hope, change, and peace to the people of the world.

Active Intelligence Database

The Active Intelligence Database is an initiative created by the Rise To Peace team in an effort to spread information and facilitate education on the threat of global terrorism.

Annual Symposium

Rise to Peace also holds an annual “Interview Project” symposium, in which we present a speakers’ series to provide an in-depth analysis of radicalization and extremist recruitment and what can be done to blunt these efforts. The first “Interview Project” Symposium will be in 2017 in Washington, D.C. (program details and agenda forthcoming).