What’s wrong with CVE? The limits of a paradigm


28 June 2017


Egmont Palace, 8bis, Place du Petit Sablon, 1000 Brussels

Chair: Rik Coolsaet

Speaker: Peter Mandaville

Dr. Peter Mandaville was Senior Advisor on CVE in the Obama administration (2015-2016). He served in the Secretary of State’s Office of Religion & Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of State where he led that office’s work on ISIS, CVE, and sectarian conflict in the Middle East. He is Professor of International Affairs in the School of Policy & Government at George Mason University and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and an Adjunct Scholar with the RAND Corporation. From 2011-12 he was a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff where his work focused on the U.S. response to the Arab Uprisings. He is the author of the books Islam & Politics (2007, 2nd edition, 2014) and Transnational Muslim Politics: Reimagining the Umma (2001) in addition to several co-edited books, many journal articles, book chapters, and op-ed/commentary pieces in outlets such as the International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, The Atlantic and Foreign Policy. He has testified multiple times before the U.S. Congress on topics including political Islam and human rights in the Middle East. His research has been supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Henry Luce Foundation.


Doors will open at 17:15