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Farah Pandith

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Farah Pandith

Senior Advisor for Thought Leadership, Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream; Author "How We Win"
Farah Pandith

FARAH PANDITH is a foreign policy strategist, former diplomat, and a world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism. She is the author of the book "How We Win" and has written for publications including The Economist, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. She served as a political appointee under three presidents, and most recently as the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, serving both Secretaries Clinton and Kerry. She has served on the National Security Council, at the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development in various senior roles. She was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council, chairing its countering violent extremism task force. She is currently a senior fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and senior advisor for Thought Leadership at the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream. In fall 2020, the Muhammad Ali Center named Pandith the first-ever Muhammad Ali Global Peace Laureate for her proven track record of and commitment to promoting diversity, cohesion, and respect. Her current focus in this role includes launching a non-partisan Commission that aims to chart a bold vision for the future of U.S. leadership in civility and compassion at home (and abroad). Pandith was born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India, and raised in Massachusetts. www.farahpandith.com