Women in Terrorism: A Year After San Bernardino

Cruel Intentions

On December 1, 2016, the George Washington University's Program on Extremism hosted a discussion with Women in International Security (WIIS) examining women's efforts to advance the jihadi movement in the U.S. and abroad. After launching the Program's latest publication, Cruel Intentions: Female Jihadists in America, panelists Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, Naureen Chowdhury Fink, and Audrey Alexander, who authored the report, discussed the evolving threat posed by female jihadists in the West. After debunking misconceptions and highlighting key trends, the panelists identified strategies to mitigate women's contributions as plotters, supporters, and travelers. 

Speakers:

  • Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, President, Women in International Security (WIIS)
  • Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Policy Specialist, Gender & Counterterrorism/CVE at United Nations Women & Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate
  • Audrey Alexander, Research Fellow, GW Program on Extremism

Moderator: Lorenzo Vidino, Director, GW Program on Extremism