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Highlights 2015: The Future of Security

Each week we will present some of our favorite moments from past Atlantic Dialogues. As the conference enters its fifth edition, we hope to demonstrate the breadth and the longevity of the discussions and subjects covered throughout the conference’s history and importantly, to spread ideas formed in the conference with a larger audience.

In this segment, Aminata Touré, former Prime Minister of Senegal, discusses the growing threat of radicalization in Africa. According to Touré, in a globally connected world radicalization in one area can easily affect another. The global nature of the threat requires global solidarity. To best counter extremism tomorrow, the root causes of radicalization must be addressed today.

Can global institutions adapt to tackle the “soft” aspects of counter extremism? Radicalization has a set of causative factors that are both diverse, and often complexly subjective. How can the global community coordinate an adequate response to a threat with so many causes?

For a complete session description and more information on the 2015 Agenda click here

To view the complete plenary session, The Future of Security, click here.