Paul Turner: Expert Speaker on the Prevention of Violent Extremism in Switzerland

Paul Turner, expert speaker on the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) and Conflict Resolution will visit Switzerland.

Paul Turner, the Technical Director for Countering Violent Extremism and the Senior Peacebuilding Advisor at Creative Associates (Creative), is travelling through Europe on a U.S. State Department speakers program from the 1st to the 5th of October. He will spend a few days in Macedonia and will then be in Switzerland for several days. Mr. Turner will talk to and with a variety of audiences from thinks tanks to local and federal governments.

In his talks, he will address questions on how the situation in Middle Eastern and African countries may affect radicalization in Switzerland and what Switzerland could do in terms of measures to prevent violent extremism (PVE) in these countries. He will also describe the nine indicators he developed to identify radical behavior as well as best practices on how to mitigate risk factors. Finally, he will talk about what is being done in the U.S. across the PVE spectrum from prevention to reintegration.