Working Group: Countering Extremism in France

Since the 2016 Nice attack, French authorities remain steadfast in countering radicalization of immigrant communities. With the election of President Macron, there is hope his administration will address the issues of physical security, social recognition, and integration that contribute to the challenges associated with homegrown extremism.

Join YPFP for a discussion with YPFP Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) members Sheila Archambault Helke and Stephanie Shaffer on their published policy brief: Countering Homegrown Cognitive and Behavioral Extremism in France: Policy Recommendations for a Critical Turning Point. The event will be moderated by CTWG member and D.C. based journalist Fatima Bhojani (@bhojaniF).


When: Wednesday, March 28

Check-in: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Discussion: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: University of California Washington Center, Auditorium

1608 Rhode Island Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036




*Sheila Archambault Helke is a national security professional based in Washington, DC, focusing on counterintelligence and counterterrorism. She graduated with an MA in international affairs from the Catholic University of America and a BA in international studies with a focus on the Middle East and Arabic language from the University of St. Thomas.


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*Stephanie Shaffer is a management consultant based in Washington, DC, where she provides advisory support to the public sector. Stephanie graduated with an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, concentrating on International Conflict Resolution and International Security with studies in systems thinking; she also holds a BA in Government from the College of William and Mary.


Fatima Bhojani

*Fatima Bhojani (@bhojaniF) is a D.C. based journalist focusing on counter-terrorism and national security. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and Reuters. Currently, she is a reporting fellow at the Center for Public Integrity. Bhojani earned her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.


* The views and opinions expressed by these panelists are strictly personal, and do not reflect the views and opinions of their affiliated organizations or employers.

March 28, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8pm
University of California Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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