As the event went on, the discussion shifted from looking at the negative influences to understanding the positive actions needed to counter or prevent violent extremism.

“It’s really about creating a resilient environment so that we don’t push people toward violent extremism,” said Mr. Berkuti, emphasizing the value of long-term efforts to cultivate good governance.

Bringing these researchers and practitioners together led to a dynamic conversation that unpacked the complex factors involved in preventing and countering violent extremism, and highlighted the central role that governance can and should play.