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Farah Pandith

Author of How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat


Farah Pandith is a senior fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Farah is a diplomatic entrepreneur, foreign policy strategist and former diplomat. A leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism, she is a frequent media commentator and public speaker. Her book is How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat. She served as a political appointee under former US Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and she was the first ever special representative to Muslim communities, serving US Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.