PODCAST: Dr. Gary Slutkin on Countering Violent Extremism

A new podcast series sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Commission on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) explores the violent extremism phenomenon – its causes, manifestations, and responses. The episodes feature different experts and practitioners, building a mosaic of voices and viewpoints on CVE from all around the world.

In this episode, Dr. Gary Slutkin discusses Cure Violence’s unique public health approach to violence reduction and how it could be applied to more effectively prevent the transmission of extremist ideologies. His experience as an epidemiologist, academic, and practitioner provides an alternate view of the nature of violent extremism and suggests proven health-based strategies to stop its spread.

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