The 'MPOWER Project was invited to participate as expert contributors in an innovative conference on the power of narrative sponsored by the Department of Defense. The conference brought together practitioners from the DoD, NGOs, civil society and academia to discuss how narratives shape the world and how we can contribute to shaping narratives.
Christy discussed Identity Vulnerability and how this unique, human-centric approach to understanding extremism can inform narratives.
The conference also included several enlightening small-group and plenary discussions. We discussed what makes an effective story, whether and how the government should be involved in creating narratives, and how the various sectors can work together to promote peace.
The conference took place in Washington, D.C. on May 23rd and 24th.