Cynthia Schneider

Cynthia P. Schneider is a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. She teaches, publishes and organizes initiatives in the field of cultural diplomacy, with a focus on relations with the Muslim world. Schneider co-directs the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown, as well as the Los Angeles-based MOST Resource (Muslims on Screen and Television). Additionally, she co-directs the Timbuktu Renaissance, an innovative strategy and platform for countering extremism and promoting peace and development, which grew out of her work leading the Arts and Culture Dialogue Initiative within Brookings’ Center for Middle East Policy. From 1998-2001, she served as US Ambassador to the Netherlands.
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Music Can Combat Extremism in South Asia

Indigenous culture, especially music, is the way to reach young Pakistanis and counter extremism. On June 22, the global campaign to counter violent extremism (CVE) lost one of its most powerful messengers when gunmen linked to the Pakistani Taliban murdered the beloved qawwali singer Amjad Sabri in Karachi. Not that Sabri was working with the US State Department, the Pentagon or any... Continue Reading

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