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.
Present interview to the schools and to the public
Rise to Peace then presents the “Interview Project” to grade schools and universities around the world – from Miami, Florida, to Washington, D.C., to Kabul, Afghanistan, we convey these valuable lessons to educate the youth and prevent them from embracing the extremist narrative.
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).