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The Power of Persuasion in Countering Terror

Michael Ortiz
Former Deputy Coordinator for Countering Violent Extremism, U.S. Department of State

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The Author is Michael Ortiz

Michael R. Ortiz was appointed by Secretary of State John Kerry to serve as the first U.S. diplomat focused on countering violent extremism (CVE) policy at the Department of State.  As Deputy Counterterrorism Coordinator, Ortiz led diplomatic efforts to persuade foreign governments and the UN to implement CVE policies and programs. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor at the White House, was the Director for Legislative Affairs at the National Security... Read More

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