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Family Counseling for De-Radicalization Programs/Home Base, Germany? Daniel Koehler (Princeton/Free University Berlin) has a Grreat new Market Niche and References, courtesy 2015-formed “Center for Cyber and Homeland Security” (post published 8-1-2016)

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This post goes with my recent “Munich /  Strong Cities Network” which, after the “PREVIEW” stating some of my main concerns and reasons for posting, starts with some articles  and maps on the Syrian migration crisis and Germany’s leadership response to it.  (“Munich” as symbolic for recent terrorist events in Germany AND France).

 

In which a young man like this….
has a program to save (de-radicalize) young men like this…It’s too late for the one with the beard — this young Canadian-born Muslim convert man died fighting for Isis.


 

 

 

 

 

 

I just read, and sometimes when I read, I smell something familiar.  I smelled it on the first read-through of a certain address and bookmarked it mentally (and on wordpress).  The terms were unfamiliar to me, and it took (not too) long to figure out where they fit together — who goes with whom, and WHICH nonprofit was running the training curricular for behavioral modification programming aimed at the family level.

Terms such as BAMF, “GIRDS,” HAYAK, “Mothers for Life” and so forth make more sense when we have located them in geography (GIRDS didn’t make that too easy), type of entity (GIRDS website doesn’t self-identify, but others citing it do — it’s a German nonprofit) and in time, i.e., when was it started — not to mention, and personality / by whom.

Hayak Canada may have been a group, but as their GoFundMe and “Launchpad” didn’t really get off the ground, it looks like the Hayak (Canada) founder is staff on GIRDS.

BAMF — still working on this one — was a government institution also in Germany.

Eventually I came to this Center and underneath it — note, it doesn’t seem to show through cellphone, only from computers, and when viewed on computers, will be tab with a drop-down menu on the top banner, and it is from that drop-down menu that I was able to view “SENIOR FELLOWS.”

(website at GWU)

 

For a few bonus points (information learned), Koehler is a Fellow over at the GWU “Center for Cyber & Homeland Security” — with out of 10 FELLOWS, only 3 women, and only 1 from the USA (as to college).

After writing this and part of the next post, I found that yes there is a connection between Daniel Koehler, the young man to left, above as an expert CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) and the Strong Cities Network.  This was advertised at a Brookings Institution meeting back in November, 2015.  It took quite a bit of hunting to find this documentation — it’s not exactly showing at the front door of the organizations involved:

http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/11/09-countering-violent-extremism-intervention (This link mentions Daniel Koehler, below, in passing as a family counselor at a German “Hayat” — and while mentioning GWU’s “Program on Violent Extremism” doesn’t really show his US background (Princeton) and involvement with Candians (Christiane Boudreau). This Nov. 2015 predates by about a MONTH the formation of GWU’s “Center for Cyber & Homeland Security” (and under there, “Program on Violent Extremism.” He is currently among 10 “Senior Fellows” there…

Let’s look at what that Nov. 9 “EVENT” link at BROOKINGS actually says:

The Islamic State’s recruitment of foreign fighters has thrust the debate over how to counter violent extremism (CVE) onto the center of domestic and international security agendas. How might nonconventional methods of early intervention such as counseling, education, and community building better prepare governments and communities for the CVE challenge?

I am finding, in my readings, that no matter what the subject matter “PROBLEM” is, certain sectors are going to push the same type of solutions.  The TIMING of this one precedes by one month the creation of GWU’s “CCHS” (see this post) and references featuring Daniel Koehler, who I mentioned in passing in the MUNICH post.  Altthough the Program on Extremism is mentioned, that Daniel Koehler is a “Senior Fellow” there (if he was at the time) or had any connection to it at the time, is NOT mentioned.  See also that “Institute for Strategic Dialogue” ?

That institute is based in London and is from where the Strong Cities Network is basically run — but does this BROOKINGS EVENT (abstract) mention this?  NO!.

On November 9, the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, in conjunction with the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, hosted a panel of experts to discuss the causes and possible solutions to violent extremism. The panel featured Lorsenzo Vidino, director of the GWU’s Program on Extremism, whose work focuses mainly on developing policy solutions to violent extremism in the United States. The panel also featured Daniel Koehler, who has served as a counselor for Hayat, a German intervention program that helps families prevent relatives from engaging in violent extremism; Rashad Ali, who is trained in Islamic theology and jurisprudence, a former member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, and has worked on de-radicalization initiatives in prison, probation, and community settings in the United Kingdom for over five years; and Angela King, deputy director of U.S.-based Life After Hate, and co-founder of its Exit USA program, which supports individuals leaving far-right organizations and educates communities about root causes of violent extremism. Brookings Fellow Will McCants moderated the discussion.

Angela King’s “sector” is American far-right skinhead — From Florida, she was arrested in 1998, released early for good behavior in 2001, since earned some degrees, and this particular Chicago-based nonprofit was formed in 2009.  She is the “Deputy Executive Director” and not board chairman.

Growing up in South Florida, Angela King struggled with her identity. She became confused about the messages she received from her church and family on issues like sexual identity and racial stereotypes. Disenfranchised, Angela began acting out and felt welcomed for the first time by a group of racist skinheads. Though the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing made Angela reconsider her beliefs, she knew that abandoning her skinhead affiliates would result in retaliation.

Angela was arrested in 1998 and sentenced to six years in prison for her part in an armed robbery of a Jewish-owned store. Angela was released from prison three years early, in 2001, for good behavior and cooperation with the authorities. She has since graduated from the University of Central Florida with an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Angela routinely works as a keynote speaker, consultant, and character educator in schools, communities, religious centers and elsewhere.

One of the reasons I’m pushing through this post is after discovering that the CVE tactics developed for “de-radicalization” and preventing “violent extremism” includes for practice on far-right issues, too, which gets frightening — not all far-right people are skin-heads.  The potential for this to be used upon people who simply are dissident, is frightening at some levels. Meanwhile, people such as Angela Davis have positions at Northwestern University….

“WHO WE ARE” (summary on the web-page):

LIFE AFTER HATE // Staff & Board of Directors

Our LAH specialists are accomplished individuals—executives, entrepreneurs, community leaders, published authors, public and motivational speakers, academics, and innovators—who represent a spectrum of industries, such as technology, entertainment, publishing, media, fashion, finance, writing, academia, substance abuse rehabilitation, and more.

“About Us” page –

OUR HISTORY

 Life After Hate, Inc., a 501(c)(3) U.S. non-profit, was created in 2009 by former members of the American violent far-right extremist movement. Through powerful stories of transformation and unique insight gleaned from decades of experience, Life After Hate serves to inspire, educate, guide, and counsel. Whether working with individuals who wish to leave a life of hate and violence, or helping organizations (educational, civic, government, etc.) seeking knowledge and insight on the roots of intolerance and extremism, Life After Hate works to counter the seeds of hate we once planted. Through personal experience and unique skillsets, we have developed a sophisticated understanding about what draws individuals to extremist groups and, equally important, why they leave. Compassion is the opposite of judgment and we understand the roles compassion and empathy play in healing individuals and communities

You know I was going to look this up.  And, by EIN#, despite the nice-looking website, we have a SINGLE (marked “initial” “2011” filing of ONE Form 990EZ — claiming 0 assets, 0 activity, 0 nada nothing — and with a CPA from Racine Wisconsin for this Chicago, Illinois organization.  I just quoted a 2015 “featured” promo of this organization by none other than Brookings, which brings Brookings judgment into question:  SOMETHING AIN’T RIGHT WITH THIS PICTURE!

ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
Life After Hate Inc. IL 2011 990EZ 9 $0.00 45-3039640

Books were in the care of “Arno Michaelis” so I searched him and found (Nov. 2011 date) “The Forgiveness Project” and a story line + photo about his transformation (the photo links to his story; from there, explore the website).  Note that  “The Forgiveness Project” is a London-charity started by a freelance journalist Mary Cantacuzino, with forewords by Archbishop Desmond Tutu (and the like) and a street address that reads “Buckingham Palace Road”

Photo, by Jeff Pearcy, is also the LINK to “The forgivenessproject.com” references his “mylifeafterhate.com” but what I’m looking for is tax returns for “Life After Hate” the nonprofit…

Contact us: info@theforgivenessproject.com | Tel: +44 (0)207 821 0035 | Write to: The Forgiveness Project, 42a Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0RE, UK


(This is fair copyright use as posted at bottom right of this blog). I am telling people that “The Forgiveness Project” exists and as a public interest (USA) referencing one of their featured transformations who forgot (?) to file his tax returns but which organization “Life After Hate”is still being “feted” by Brookings Institution, which exerts a significant influence on my federal government).

Arno’s story at “The Forgiveness Project” (2011) references “Serve2Unite.org,” so I went there and found a “fiscal sponsor” acknowledgement:

http://www.serve2unite.org

Serve 2 Unite exists to inspire the practice of peace. S2U Students are inspired to open their hearts and minds to perspectives that celebrate human interdependence, understanding that we are all in this experience together, and that what happens to one of us matters to all of us.
Your tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor Arts @ Large will help S2U reach more young people and make student chapters possible for schools with limited budgets, as well as empower our web presence and outreach efforts.

ARTS @ LARGE since 2001 (or so it says) wants to transform the schools and culture, as you can imagine.  … The website is filled with copyright marks…

Since 2001, Arts @ Large has engaged K-12 students in experiential learning that inspires knowledge and transforms education.  Our nationally-recognized program uses the arts to cultivate vibrant, inclusive, innovative school communities where students excel and grow.

THE ARTS @ LARGE 3-YEAR COMPREHENSIVE MODEL INCLUDES:

  • Guiding school leadership teams to craft unique programmatic themes that fit the needs of their students, families and the school community.

  • Developing innovative partnerships with the artist community, higher education, community organizations and the business community to provide in-depth student experiences.

  • Crafting professional development for teachers and artists that help to transform curriculum design into arts-rich experiential learning that meets the needs of a diverse student-body.

  • Engaging families and communities in celebrating student work through exhibitions, performances and community events.

I see that “Arts @ Large” has a Wisconsin address, is featuring “Cornerstone Projects” labeled “CIVIL RIGHTS” “ECO-LITERACY” “PEACEMAKING” and “CREATIVE” and that it has a testimonial from someone at PCAH.

“PCAH” (see image) is “Presidential Committee on the Arts and the Humanities,” and IF I could keep up with my own writing, I would show the connection to the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, Inc. (http://wpdi.org) promotion or endorsement by “Turning It Around” schools, which the PCAH features.  Too much info for THIS post, however!

Seal “President’s Committee on the ARTS and the Humanities” found in testimonial at “ARTS @ LARGE”

(ETC..!!!)

BACK to the BROOKINGS EVENT of February 9…

 

What is Will McCants’ specialty?  Brookings “Experts” pages tells me he has a doctorate from Princeton, and his first book (which I’d like to read) was published, courtesy Princeton, in 2011.  Sounds highly academically qualified…and looks still young.

Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy
Director – U.S. Relations with the Islamic World..

Will McCants, Brookings Fellow, the Image is the Link.

From 2009 to 2011, McCants served as a U.S. State Department senior adviser for countering violent extremism. He has also held positions as program manager of the Minerva Initiative for the Department of Defense; an analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and SAIC; and a fellow at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center. He is the author of “The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State” (St. Martin’s Press, 2015).

McCants is the founder of Jihadica.com, an academic group blog focused on the global jihadi movement. The blog has been featured on the cover of The New York Times, and described by Wired magazine’s Danger Room as “the gold standard in militant studies.” In 2011 and 2012, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of its FP’s Top 100 “Twitterati.”

McCants is the author of numerous articles on Islamist politics and terrorism, including the headlining article of Foreign Affairs’ 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Edition. He also edited the Militant Ideology Atlas, which identified the key ideologues in the global jihadi movement, and also translated, from Arabic into English, a book written by an al-Qaida strategist. Much of his current writing is devoted to Salafi parliamentary politics in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

His first book, “Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam” (Princeton University Press, 2011), traces the history of cultural debate in the Middle East after the Greeks, Romans and Arabs conquered the region. He is also working on a book about the scriptural history of the Quran.

McCants has a doctorate from Princeton University and has lived in Israel, Egypt, and Lebanon.

Affiliations: Johns Hopkins University, faculty  (SIDEBAR on “EDUCATION” reads:   “M.A. and Ph.D., Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University M.A., Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona B.S., History, Lander University”

DNK “Lander University” so looked it up to find South Carolina’s second-smallest public-funded baccalaureate university.  Wiki says, started –for “females” in the 1800s by a Methodist clergyman, and did not admit men until 1943 (!!).  It was at one point taken over by a nonprofit “lander foundation”, then a County, and finally the state got involved.

 It remained a women’s college until 1943 when men were first admitted.

In 1948, when the Methodist Conference, pursuant to a policy of consolidation of its education efforts decided to end support of Lander College, interested citizens of Greenwood formed the Lander Foundation as a non-profit corporation and leased the College from the Church.

In 1951, the Greenwood County obtained the College name and property from the Methodist Conference. The South Carolina General Assembly created the Greenwood County Education Commission, known as the Lander Foundation, to serve as the board of control of the College. Lander thus became the only four-year liberal arts college in the United States to be controlled and financed by a county government.

In 1973, Lander College became a state-supported college and in 1992 its name was changed to Lander University. The institution is now completely co-educational.   {{About 2,700 students, it says}}

{OK, then…so if Will McCants graduated from the “university” then he did so after 1992.  In my book, that’s still young.}

Next quote is from another event listed on the same general page.  However, it doesn’t have that much information, and recommends people “join the conversation on Twitter” (#CVE). The “more Information” link on the page doesn’t work.

I want to look also (just found) an event listed on the same page at Brookings, similar in subject matter:

Feb. 4 Brookings Event, “Countering Violent Extremism: Improving our Strategy for the Future

The recent deadly attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and the Jewish market in Paris were sharp reminders of the continuing threat of violent extremism in the West. With similar attacks in Ottawa and Sydney, and a concerning number of Westerners moved to fight in Syria, preventing acts of violence by extremists has become a top priority. To help the United States and its allies move forward, the White House announced that it will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism on February 18.

On February 4, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the state of U.S. efforts to counter violent extremism and possible counterterrorism strategies for the future. Bringing together a panel of experts on counterterrorism and radicalization, the conversation raised questions about the efficacy of the current U.S. approach, successful practices of counterterrorism programs both domestically and abroad, and strategies for countering violent extremism going forward

{setting the stage for the recommendations we are now seeing — family counseling….etc.}

FACT SHEET: The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (2/18/2015 press release — notice three cities:  Boston, Los Angeles and “Twin Cities” are mentioned). OBVIOUSLY the quote below only selects a few samplers from a much longer page….

… Three cities—Greater Boston, Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities—with the leadership of representatives from the Federal Government, have created pilot programs to foster partnerships between local government, law enforcement, mayor’s offices, the private sector, local service providers, academia, and many others who can help prevent violent extremism.  Federal departments and agencies have begun expanding support to local stakeholders and practitioners who are on the ground serving their communities.  Each city created an action plan tailored to addressing the root causes and community needs they identified.  The pilot framework developed by these three cities emphasizes the strength of local communities with the premise that well-informed and well-equipped families, communities, and local institutions represent the best defense against violent extremist ideologies and offers three overarching components.

The Federal Government is supporting these efforts in a number of important ways. In conjunction with the Summit, we are announcing new steps to advance our whole-of-nation CVE efforts, including by:

  • Appointing the first-ever senior level, full-time CVE Coordinator at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); …. ….
    • Sponsoring a joint DHS and DOJ symposium for local partners to collaborate and share best practices on intervention and prevention framework development and implementation in 2015; and
    • Joining Canada and the United Kingdom to bring together researchers from four robust and comprehensive research programs to deliver practical, timely and plainspoken results to practitioners. This international compilation will ensure the best results are validated and shared with those who need them most

Searched separately, Daniel Kohler and a Minnesota Judge who flies to Germany  ~ and Koehler flies back to Minnesota — to see about “soft” diversionary solutions for those convicted of planning to join ISIS.

(Be aware I have just jumped forward over one year in time to March, 2016 — above links were to Feb. 2015 or Nov. 2015, mostly…)

Judge orders study of terror defendants before sentencing

IssuesMukhtar Ibrahim , Laura Yuen  MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) March 2, 2016 

U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis (Courtnery Perry for MPR News)

A federal judge presiding over the cases of several men accused of plotting to join the terror group ISIS is launching the first steps of a de-radicalization program for four men who pleaded guilty.

Abdullahi YusufHanad MusseZacharia Abdurahman and Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame will be placed in an intervention study program led by the U.S. Probation Office for the District of Minnesota, which will contract with the German Institute on Radicalization and De‐radicalization Studies.

• Full coverage: Called to Fight

U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis flew to Germany in December to meet with Daniel Koehler, director of the institute, who will carry out the individual risk assessments and provide a written report about his findings and recommendations to the court.

“We’re setting up the first program in the country. And it’s baby steps. And you can see — we tried to find the best expert possible to help us,” Davis said. “As you know these cases go on for a long period of time and we can do a lot while they are sitting in jail.”

Koehler, who will visit Minnesota in April, will evaluate the four defendants who pleaded guilty and also train a team from the U.S. Probation Office.

The “Terrorism Disengagement and Deradicalization Program” will identify the individual driving factors of radicalization, according to court documents filed Wednesday morning.

You can just about visualize the similarity between “batterers’ intervention” classes — except that the (incidentally half Princeton-educated) expert was flown in from Germany.  Notice also the timing of Feb. 2015 mentioned for starting this:

The German Institute on Radicalization and De‐radicalization Studies will come up with a “recommended disengagement and de‐radicalization intervention program tailored to the individual defendant’s circumstances and underlying radicalization factors.”

In a briefing with reporters, Davis said recommendations and assessments from the study are intended to help him make sentencing decisions as he assesses whether an individual is open to treatment

That is “GIRDS!”

There’s no guarantee that interventions programs will work, Koehler said, and the only thing he can do is assess the four defendants and “explain what I think is the reasons for the radicalizations and what I think could work in terms of de-radicalizations.”

“Luckily, I can pass that it on to judge Davis to work out what to do with it,” he said.

Davis said this new program is different from the Countering Violent Terrorism (CVE) program launched by the U.S. Justice Department in 2014 in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Boston. Some Minnesota Muslims have questioned the CVE’s intent and raised concerns that it’s simply a way to gather intelligence.

The CVE program is locally known as Building Community Resilience and is spearheaded by the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Andrew Luger, who said in a statement that he supports the court’s efforts.

“I am fully supportive of the court’s new initiative to rehabilitate those who have pled guilty to terrorism related crimes,” U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger said. “Our office looks forward to working with the community, the families of the defendants and experts to assist in ending terror recruiting in Minnesota. This program is one important step to address terror recruiting by assisting those who want to reject the call of ISIL.”

SECTION on BROOKINGS INSTITUTION INFLUENCE — Background-color is Light-blue.

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AFTER THIS I’ll return to the PROGRAM ON EXTREMISM web pages at http://CCHS.GWU.EDU

Brookings’ previous and long-standing influence on domestic SOCIAL (HHS-driven especially) policy regarding family counseling, welfare, fatherhood promotion and marriage is well-known in these circles, to have granted Ron Haskins an extraordinarily loud, privileged, and multi-dimensional megaphone through the “Center for Families and Children” which, incidentally, started up in 2001, putting it about the time of as I recall 9/11 and Homeland Security as a major front-page issue nationally.

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION — NOT WISE TO IGNORE ITS INFLUENCE ON US WELFARE, CRIMINAL<,INTERNATIONAL and OTHER POLICIES:

Their website, “EXPERTS” (more will load, alpha by last name with each click on “Load More”):

EXPERTS  (brookings.edu/experts)

Brookings brings together more than 300 leading experts in government and academia from all over the world who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of public policy issues.

You may notice names such as Ben Bernanke, Arne Duncan,  and several others.  Here’s Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill both bios and work histories which I recommend and exhort people to become aware of and consider.  Many are “Nonresident” senior fellows.  Of those who formerly worked for government, but now are pulling salaries from either Brookings alone, or Brookings AND elsewhere, this would then be in addition to their public pensions….

So, would those people drawing public pensions as former civil servants, and with all the prestige and connections, be likely to reveal where the federal government, state governments, or county governments MIGHT JUST be through sequestering the budget, stockpiling assets and doing exactly as Walter Burien (and others reporting on the CAFR) have been documenting for years — government entities (thousands nationwide) stockpiling income-producing assets, which these government entities own — and then hitting up the public to pay off the debt for them.  

 ….. Judging by Haskins’ and Sawhills’ writings — NO.  Don’t bite the hands (plural) that feed you.

WHAT THE IRS FORMS TELL — mostly, that BROOKINGS is PRIVATELY FUNDED, MOSTLY, and (2) EXPANDING ITS OWN “STOCKPILE” (endowments, investments) while holding onto a $39M tax-exempt bond from Washington D.C. (dated 2009), and expanding its states in which it, apparently, solicits more contributions.


The Brookings Institution is an “*.EDU” and not a “*.ORG” although it’s marked 501©3.  It was founded in 1939, i.e., right before the US entered World War II, and as you can see is showing total assets about ½ BILLION at this point.  A look at its tax return 2014 Part I ($349M Gross Receipts, but about ⅓ of that only Program-related), Part VIII (Revenues — mostly private donations, but $10M through sale of $252M (or so) of Securities) and Part X (Balance Sheets, showing Beginning vs. End of Year Assets / Liabilities / Balances in two page-long columns) shows on Lines 11 & 12 that apparently around $100M was moved from “Other Securities” into “Public-Traded Securities” where $318M of the total assets (Gross) of $496M sits.  They have an endowment fund — significant — and also future pledges, savings, and cash — and plenty of it.

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ORGANIZATION NAME ST YR FORM PP TOTAL ASSETS EIN
Brookings Institution DC 2014 990 52 $496,001,963.00 53-0196577
Brookings Institution DC 2013 990 50 $462,634,222.00 53-0196577
Brookings Institution DC 2012 990 50 $436,930,915.00 53-0196577

For a relative size comparison (for example, even of Page 1 — but I also recommend of pages 11 (Parts X) or 9 (Part VIII-Revenues), here’s for Fiscal Year 2008.  Any earlier, and the tax return form is different, not showing “Current/Prior Year” or certain header information on its page 1).  The FY2008 shows about HALF the gross receipts of only six years later. If you’re willing to scroll through, although Ron Haskins does NOT show as Senior Fellow (which is odd), Isabel V. Sawhill (who co-directs a center with him) does, at a salary of around $153K.  Rebecca M. Blank (also well-known in these policies circles) had a salary of over $200K.  The primary funder is private donations.

Back then, and now, they also had a significant endowment, and a tax-exempt bond (producing income for which it was not taxed) of $39 million dollars.

ALSO of interest — in the FYr 2008, Part V line 4b, “At any time during the calendar year, did the organization have an interest in, or a signature or other authority over, a financial account in a foreign country (such as a bank account, securities account, or other financial account)?” read in “QA and UK” i.e., Qatar and the UK.  In FY2013, “IN” (India) was added to that list.

In more recent years, multiple US States are shown in Part VI, C, Disclosure,  where Brookings was required to file a return

Year 2008 US States where it had to file:  CA ,CT ,IL ,MA ,MD ,MI ,MN ,NJ ,NY ,OH ,PA ,VA

Year 2014 US States where it had to file:  AK,AL,AR,CA,CO,CT,FL,GA,IL,KS,KY,MA, MD,MN ME ,TN ,VA ,WA ,WI ,WV ,MI ,MO ,NC ,ND ,NJ, NH ,NM ,NY ,OH ,OK,OR,PA ,RI ,SC  

  • [ones from 2008 marked by different color; only “MN” (which has since got its “Strong City” — Minneapolis) dropped off the list.

ORGANIZATION TAX-EXEMPT PURPOSE (p.1) NOW READS SIMPLY:  “Organize policy issues and produce practical ideas.”

Page 2, in a little more detail shows just how all-encompassing it is:

THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION (BROOKINGS) IS A PRIVATE, NON-PROFIT, INDEPENDENT PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH ORGANIZATION BROOKINGS’S MISSION IS TO CONDUCT HIGH-QUALITY INDEPENDENT RESEARCH AND, BASED ON THAT RESEARCH, TO ADVANCE INNOVATIVE, PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ADVANCE THREE BROAD GOALS STRENGTHEN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, FOSTER THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL WELFARE, SECURITY AND OPPORTUNITY OF ALL AMERICANS, AND SECURE A MORE OPEN, SAFE, PROSPEROUS AND COOPERATIVE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM FOR MORE THAN 90 YEARS, BROOKINGS HAS ANALYZED CURRENT AND EMERGING ISSUES AND PRODUCED NEW IDEAS THAT MATTER -FOR THE NATION AND THE WORLD RESEARCH AT BROOKINGS IS CONDUCTED TO INFORM THE PUBLIC DEBATE AND PROVIDE HIGH-QUALITY, NON-PARTISAN ANALYSIS ON THE CHALLENGES FACING AN INCREASINGLY INTERDEPENDENT WORLD

Quoting from the middle row of the table, Fiscal year 2012 (YE “2013” displayed)….

From page 2, “Program Purpose Accomplishment” Part III, I’ll just quote two from “4c” — 4a ($19M expended) and 4b ($14M expended) were, respectively FOREIGN POLICY and ECONOMICS.  This is “4c” in two parts as it’s shown:

(Code ) (Expenses $ 12,513,242 including grants of $ ) (Revenue $

METROPOLITAN POLICY THE METROPOLITAN POLICY PROGRAM (METRO PROGRAM) PROVIDES DECISION MAKERS WITH CUTTING-EDGE TREND ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND POLICY IDEAS THAT EMPOWER METROPOLITAN AREAS TO COMPETE AND PROSPER THE PROGRAM BELIEVES THAT FUTURE PROSPERITY IS DEPENDENT ON DELIVERING A NEXT ECONOMY THAT IS FUELED BY INNOVATION, POWERED BY LOW CARBON, DRIVEN BY EXPORTS, RICH WITH OPPORTUNITY, AND LED BY METROPOLITAN AREAS-WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY BUILDING SMART, SUSTAINABLE PLACES THAT EMBRACE DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC CHANGE AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN THE PAST YEAR, THE METRO PROGRAM RELEASED FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND TREND ANALYSES ON PATENTS, STEM JOBS, AIR AND PASSENGER TRAVEL, CREATED STATE-BASED ADVANCED INDUSTRY STRATEGY FOR COLORADO’S AEROSPACE SECTOR, RELEASED TWO BOOKS -THE METROPOLITAN REVOLUTION AND CONFRONTING SUBURBAN POVERTY IN AMERICAN, AND CONTINUED THE SUCCESSFUL GLOBAL CITIES INITIATIVE A JOINT PROJECT OF BROOKINGS AND JPMORGAN CHASE METRO PROGRAM EXPERTS ALSO EXAMINED ISSUES RELATED TO EXPORTS, INFRASTRUCTURE, POVERTY, EMPLOYMENT AND IMMIGRATION IN ADDITION TO PUBLISHING NUMEROUS WORKS OF SCHOLARSHIP IN FY 2013, THE METRO PROGRAM HELD OVER THIRTY-FIVE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EVENTS, AND METRO PROGRAM EXPERTS PRESENTED IN OVER TWENTY BRIEFINGS AND TESTIMONY BEFORE WHITE HOUSE AND AGENCY COMMITTEES, CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES AND SUBCOMMITTEES, AND STATE AND LOCAL COMMITTEES

(Code ) (Expenses $ 9,587,355 including grants of $ ) (Revenue $

GLOBAL ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM EXAMINES THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES PRESENTED BY GLOBALIZATION, WHICH HAS BECOME A CENTRAL CONCERN FOR INTERNATIONAL POLICYMAKERS, BUSINESS LEADERS, THE MEDIA AND CIVIL SOCIETY GLOBAL ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS ADDRESS THE ISSUES SURROUNDING GLOBALIZATION WITHIN THREE KEY AREAS THE DRIVERS SHAPING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, THE ROAD OUT OF POVERTY AND GLOBAL PUBLIC GOODS. IN THE PAST YEAR, THE RESEARCH AGENDA FOR THE PROGRAM WAS CENTERED ON THE STATE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY, REFORM OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, MAKING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE MORE EFFECTIVE AND TACKLING THE ISSUE OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IN ADDITION TO PUBLISHING NUMEROUS WORKS OF SCHOLARSHIP IN FY 2013, GLOBAL ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT HELD NUMEROUS EVENTS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

A few points (oddities?) — between 2012 and 2013 Fiscal Year (2014 isn’t shown yet above), Speaking of Part X, Lines 11 & 12 — you can see they INCREASED (moved) by almost $40M — from $184M to $212M into Line 12, “investments — other securities”  but the next year, took around $100M of that and moved it back into “Public Traded” (Line 11), leaving only about $9.5K (barely anything) in the “Other Category.  Here’s a printout from the Schedule D for FYear 2012 showing the “description” of those $212M “Other Securities” which were disposed of (and more put into public traded securities) the next year: (to see image full-size, go to Schedule D, Part VII, (about page 22) here)  All it says is “Closely held equities” for the $212M.

Compare printouts of Balance Sheets Year 2012 with Year 2013.  Unfortunately, the left-hand margin cuts off the Line#s, but not too hard to figure out — 11 & 12 are right beneath the inset for “Land & Equipment” labeled 10a and 10b).

Brookings Institutn FY2012 Part X BalanceSheet (PAGE 11 only) Under %22Land%22 inset, See Lines 11 & 12 (Beg:YearEnd) $$. (Image's LeftMargin crops the Line#s off) $212M L12=%22Other Securities%22Brookings Institutn FY2012 Part X BalanceSheet (PAGE 11 only) Under “Land” inset, See Lines 11 & 12 (Beg:YearEnd) $$. (Image’s LeftMargin crops the Line#s off) $212M L12=”Other Securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS COMPARED TO (Watch Changes in Lines 11 & 12, Investments – Public Traded vs. Investments – Other Securities ):

Brookings Institutn FY2013<~~** Part X BalanceSheet (PAGE 11 only) Under %22Land%22 inset, See Lines 11 & 12 (Beg:YearEnd) $$. (Image's LeftMargin cropsL#ss off) Line 11 PUBLIC-TRADED=$318,867,969 but ONLY $9,532 in L12 %22Other Securities%22Brookings Institutn FY2013<~~** Part X BalanceSheet (PAGE 11 only) Under “Land” inset, See Lines 11 & 12 (Beg:YearEnd) $$. (Image’s LeftMargin cropsL#ss off) Line 11 PUBLIC-TRADED=$318,867,969 but ONLY $9,532 in L12 “Other Securities

 

 

 

 

 

(ENDING “BROOKINGS” SECTION):


 

 

NOW I AM BACK TO THE “CCHS.GWU.EDU” SENIOR FELLOWS.

J.J. McNab, the only woman from the USA on the George Washington University (in D.C.)-based “Center for Cyber & Homeland Security”, happens to have a UCBerkeley degree and is apparently on CCHS because of her speciality in Sovereign movement extremists in America.  Here’s the Link, and she’s under “Fellows” under the menu item “PROGRAM on EXTREMISM

I’ve included another young woman, however, the third woman, “The Right Honorable Hazel Blears” has significant legislative and government experience in Great Britain.  Please note from her bio blurb, there is a UK government “Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,” which shows a more direct connection to Strong Cities concept….

I ran across this about a year ago, and realized the US is copying this British practice of undermining the State control and attempting to get direct Central government relations to local communities.  On follow up of the current inhabitant of this particular Office in the “DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT” appointed July 14, 2016 — in the administration change immediately post-Brexit (i.e., after Prime Minister Theresa May replaced Prime Minister David Cameron after the June 23? referendum in which Britain said, “We Want Out!”), I learned yet more about just how British President Obama (not that former Presidents Clinton or Bush also weren’t so-inclined) when connecting the “London Early Years Foundation” (One of his wiki links) to the “Social Impact Finance” model imported to the US from Great Britain, and in Great Britain, directly connected to, first the Treasury (i.e., “the Crown”) and the “G8”, i.e., the eight “developed nations” whose GDP represents (at the point I read) about 50% of the global GDP.

One thing at a time here, though:

SECRETARY OF STATE (UK) FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT –> RELEVANT –> SEE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.

PREVIEW OF THAT, THOUGH:

THE MOST RECENT APPOINTEE TO THIS POSITION, Sajid Javid (the Right Honorable) had a career in banking (Chase Manhattan NY, working in South America, and Deutsche Bank, then Deutsche Bank International, work in Singapore) and left there in 2009 to move smoothly as a Conservative and representing a largely rural/wealthy suburban conservative district (also by Demographics, 96% white British in 2012) district in “Worcestershire” in 2010.


Over the last fifteen years, the Right Honourable Hazel Blears has occupied various key positions in the British government on issues related to terrorism, radicalization and engagement with Muslim communities. …represented the city of Salford in the British Parliament from 1997 until 2015. From 2006-2007 she served as the Chair of the Labour Party. Blears served as Britain’s Police and Counter Terrorism Minister from 2003-2006…From 2007-09, Blears served the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and was responsible for formulating policies to tackle radicalization. Hover Cursor HERE to read more Here…

The Right Honorable Hazel Blears is one of only three women of CCHS’ “Senior Fellows,” and with direct government positions of influence — UK.  = = = = >  See towards BOTTOM of this post for more.


From J.J. MacNab’s presence on this (recently formed) Center, we can see that no matter how much the talk is of Islamist Terrorism, the ultimate goal is ANYONE who might be challenging government — although in this country, that’s supposed to be a basic, understood premise, as the original colonists challenged domination by the British monarch so long ago….

J.J. MacNab is one of the nation’s leading experts on Sovereign Citizens, Tax Protesters, U.S. paramilitary militia groups, and related anti-government extremist organizations. MacNab received her Bachelors in International Relations from the University of California at Berkeley. She has testified before the U.S. Senate and other governmental agencies on subjects ranging from the growth of extremists groups to the financial scams used to recruit new members to these groups. MacNab writes a regular column on the subject of anti-government extremism at Forbes. She has appeared as an expert on CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, NPR, and on numerous other television news and radio shows. In 2005 The Wall Street Journal published a front-page profile on her tax protest movement research. She has been featured in three documentaries on the subject of domestic terrorism in the United States and Canada. … MacNab is the author of the forthcoming book, “The Seditionists: Inside the Explosive World of Anti-Government Extremism in America,” scheduled to be published in late 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. The book takes readers deep into the movement, including its racist history, recent growth, and factors that drive members towards violence. In addition to her research and writing, MacNab works as a consultant for various federal, state, and local regulatory and law enforcement agencies. She travels around the United States and Canada, teaching at law enforcement, judicial, and legal conferences….

 


Dina al-Rafaie (image and caption to right) of this center is a PhD Candidate in Zurich, was born in Qatar to Egyptian parents, then after education at University of Cairo, went to Germany/Munich.  I can see the qualifications — and that she has no particular connection to the United States by work (except if this is a paid position) or education, or having lived here).

Dina al Raffie is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Zurich researching nonviolent drivers of radicalization into violent Islamic extremism. Born in Qatar to Egyptian parents, al Raffie studied strategic management at the German University in Cairo and then earned a Masters in International Security Studies from the University of the German Federal Armed Forces in Munich. Having lived in Europe since 2010, al Raffie conducts firsthand research in radical Islamist political ideology in non-Muslim majority countries, particularly secular democracies. Her research has explored the impact of nonviolent radical Islamist narratives on religious identity in Europe and questioned common standards for assessing de-radicalization. Her work also examines social and identity dynamics of radicalization, countering violent extremism, and the role of women in terrorist organizations. …(more credits….) Al Raffie’s work with the Program on Extremism at George Washington University focuses on identifying factors that create an environment conducive to violence and extremism and the radicalization of females. [That would be, women — or women & girls — they’re referring to?, or does this include “females” of other species???]

In addition to the articles on Munich terrorism, Syrian Migrant Crisis,  in particular a May 2, 2016 address “The Islamic State -a Global Threat” address by an American Ambassador seems to have had two types of recommendations that caught my eye and inspired a further look:

  • Only the City of Dresden was a member of Strong Cities.  It was suggested others may want to join. (Munich was not…)
  • It seems that some similar tactics that the US might be using to counter Domestic Violence & Battering are suggested for use in Germany, under different names and forms, and public/private partnerships with “family counseling,” Which brought up some new-to-me group or government entity names (like “BAMF” or those in the paragraph below)., but somewhat familiar concepts:  the public/private partnerships will take care of this by outreach to just about everyone.

http://www.trustwomenconf.com/Christiane Boudreau (link name slightly different).

Christianne Boudreau is founder of the Hayat Canada Family Support organization and active participant in the Extreme Dialogue educational program. As a mother personally affected by the impact of violent radicalization processes in her own family she decided to give her own experiences a voice and step forward for other families sharing similar problems. Christianne has been featured in international media on various topics related to prevention and intervention with violent radicalization and is now counselling other families. She is also coordinates the mothers network “Mothers for Life” with Daniel Koehler of GIRDS, which brings together mothers of radicalized jihadis, to give them a stronger voice globally through active initiatives and events.  Christianne continues to speak and present at various international events to create a humanistic understanding and the importance of support and understanding for the families affected.

(This is a “TrustWomen” conference sponsored by “Thompson Reuters Foundation” and Ms. Boudreau was found under “previous Speakers” — page down, last name alphabetical, under 2015..I see Ayaan Hirsi Ali in there…)

Boudreau’s son Damien was radicalized in Canada? and killed in fighting for ISIS.  She eventually connected with a woman from France who had undergone something similar.  The term “Hayat” however was from Germany; so the Canadian mother forms a chapter of the German group:

Mother of dead Canadian jihadi launches de-radicalization effort (‘I can’t just let Damian die in vain,’ says Christianne Boudreau by Adrienne Arsenault CBC News, 9/14/2014)

Canadian-born Muslim convert Damian Clairmont left Calgary in 2012 for Syria, where he was killed while fighting with ISIS.

The mother of Damian Clairmont, a Calgary man who in January died fighting with ISIS in Syria, says she’s tired of waiting for Canada to take action on de-radicalization. She is starting her own program for families of Canadian jihadis so other mothers don’t lose their sons to the clutches of extremism.

“It’s a lot to take on, but I don’t know what else to do,” Christianne Boudreau said.

The pair {{Mother from France who lost TWO sons, one as a suicide-bomber, to ISIS, and Canadian mother}} decided to form an international mothers group, determined that there must be a way to intervene and stop the radicalization process before it’s too late. They are sharing best practices as they find them and are both poking at their respective governments to step up.

Christianne Boudreau met Dominique Bons, whose son also died fighting with ISIS, in Toulouse, France. The pair are forming an international mothers group to help families intervene and stop the radicalization process. (CBC)

Boudreau has also set her sights on establishing the Canadian chapter of a German group called Hayat. That means “life” in Arabic, and its aim is to work with families to help de-radicalize young men and women.

Hayat is an offshoot of a German organization called “Exit,” which has had good success in deprogramming neo-Nazis as if plucking them from a cult. Hayat adopts similar methodology and applies it to dealing with militant Islamists.

After meeting with its organizers in Berlin, Boudreau came away convinced that with the right funding and staff, a Hayat chapter could make a difference in Canada.

Read more of article here

[GoFundMe 2014 shows little support — two $1,000 donations and six others in 21 months, only $2.26K)

The group “GIRDS” states that it’s supporting the Canadian Hayak Family Support group.  “GIRDS” stands for “German Institute for Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies :  (This article at the “GIRDS” website):

Canada Needs a Stronger Deradicalization Program  by Jonathan Wade, CD for The Sentinel

  •  3.04.15  [[This article is pretty long and eventually gets around to the Hayat Canada topic.  I’d still read it, as he’s recommending Canada copy practices from Denmark, and involve the local mosques in the process…. interesting article…]]

Jonathan Wade and his wife at Russian embassy in Canada. He started “The Sentinel” (and has written for HuffPost Canada also) and as  a Afghanistan & Haiti disabled vet explains his interest in Russia and the Arctic as an important geopolitical zone in the “About” page of “The Sentinel.”

Featuring the new Hayat Canada Family Support Foundation, which was strongly supported by GIRDS and its staff trained in family counseling using the unique GIRDS training course, Jonathan Wade explains the Canadian deradicalization landscape and potential role models from other countries. Read the full article here


“My name is Jonathan Wade and I am a combat veteran of Afghanistan. Today, I am retired and a disabled veteran. I write because it helps me stay informed and interested on military and foreign affairs.”I created The Sentinel Analytical Group (TSAG) to offer a platform to other writers that are interested in writing unbiased analysis about Russian military and foreign affairs.

“I served in the Canadian Forces from 2000 to 2014 where I deployed to Afghanistan and Haiti. As a combat veteran of Afghanistan and light infantryman, I lived through very tense and complicated situations.

“Throughout those situations, I have gained valuable insight on the ground and valuable tools that I still use today, giving me a good advantage on analysts who never deployed to a war zone or in a disaster-stricken area such as Haiti.

“Three years ago, I started being interested in Russia, one of the main reasons why I created this blog … ” [http://thesentinel.ca/about-the-sentinel/]

 

This part MAY sound familiar to people studying family court programming in the USA _- just change a few of the terms, right?:

Saudi Arabia has one of the most successful program[s], focusing mostly on religious re-education and nurturing a family support system. Having said that, Canada would have to adopt a system that fit with the Canadian way of life, which is by far more ‘Westernized’ than Saudi Arabia. Denmark created a superb program for returning fightersCNN has published an article about that program: “Here’s how the program works: Any returning fighter is eligible for help getting a job, a house, an education, and psychological counseling — just like any other Danish citizen. Those returning must be screened by police, and anyone found to have committed a crime will be put through the courts and possibly prison.” The program has been pretty effective and mostly called a crime prevention program with a focus on jihadis. Canada could study this program and create his own based on the effectiveness of the Danish program.

Sound a little bit like Prisoner-Re-Entry under “Responsible Fatherhood” programs,  HHS-sponsored, in the USA?

The National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Islamic Social Services Association wrote a handbook called: United Against Terrorism, challenging extremist messages of violence through the Quran and Prophet Muhammad’s teachings. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was also a partner in the booklet but pulled its support from it due to an “adversarial tone.” In fact the CBC wrote that a RCMP statement stated: “After a final review of the handbook, the RCMP could not support the adversarial tone set by elements of the booklet and therefore directed RCMP Manitoba not to proceed with this initiative,” the statement said.

However, Andrew Swan, the Manitoba’s Justice Minister fully supports the initiative and was even present at the launch. As a matter of fact, he told the media: “I’ve had a look at the booklet, and again, it’s in many ways very similar to the way we’ve tried to make parents and communities aware of the risk of gangs.”

Granting the benefits of such a booklet, the real deradicalization programs are run by the local Mosques. It is through the teaching and hadith that we can achieve a successful program. While the Government has to offer both its help and support, it is the Imam’s job to successfully run a deradicalization program in his community and be on the lookout for the first signs of radicalization.

Wow.  Reminds me of the domestic violence community (many of whom are not religious at all) reaching out to “faith-based leaders” and offering them to oversee protecting (women and children primarily) in their communities from violence, and to set a “line in the sand” on this as preachers, pastors, and rabbis (and imams)…  As a survivor of CHRISTIAN religious-“based” (rationalized) DV, and knowing just about how that works (at least two decades of exposure, not just from one place) — this is a really frightening concept.  Those same faith-leaders are the ones who for so long were facilitating the abuse…. and/or participating at times….

A great example is Mohammed Shaikh, director of the Masjid el Noor mosque in Toronto. Mr. Shaikh is the father of Mubin Shaikh, whose work contributed to the imprisonment of 18 convicted terrorist – most commonly known as the Toronto 18.

The radicalization of Canadian Muslims is a priority issue in today’s world. A good part of the problem comes from radical Islamic scholars who are actively spreading the wrong messages. Initiative such as the ‘Detox’ program will greatly strengthen the message against the radicalization of Muslims in Canada, and should be adopted by all true Muslims.

etc.

Just one more reference shows how Daniel Koehler (referenced in the Ambassador’s speech re: Global Threat: Islamaic State) fits with GIRDS (he apparently directs it).  The website itself noticeably lacks an “About Us” page or any identification with a nonprofit charity, or a geographic location.  It’s just “up there” like a blog, but calling itself an Institute.

THIS is regarding an “application” of Mr. Koehler’s “Risk Assessment” on a Minneapolis Probation situation!

Detainee Assessment and Deradicalization Trainings for Probation Staff in the United States (found at “GIRDS/Projects”)

On March 2, 2016 District Judge Michael Davis of the Federal Court in Minneapolis ordered the risk and deradicalization assessment for four detainees who wanted to travel to Syria and join the “Islamic State”. For this assessment Judge Davis requested the services of GIRDS Director Daniel Koehler, who is one of the world’s most recognized experts in this field. In addition to the assessment Judge Davis asked Mr. Koehler to provide unique training for probation officers in order to design a new deradicalization program in Minnesota, which has seen the highest number of foreign fighter related cases in the United States.

This approach is the first time in the history of the United States and will introduce a complete new strategy in dealing with home-grown radicalization with the assistance of GIRDS. Our experts will be deeply involved in designing and implementing the program, as German expertise on the field of deradicalization has been made internationally recognized by the work of GIRDS and other organizations. …

And on “GIRDS Staff”, Daniel Koehler, we see a young man (still) with primary education Princeton/ and “Free University Berlin” who pretty quickly figured out the market niche (family counseling for deradicalization), got honors and positions back home (George Washington University) and has been going about at a WHOLE different level from, say, AFCC professionals doing basically similar things, only not regarding “deradicalization”….

Christiane Boudreau also shows as staff.  Also like some in the family court reform movement we have men using women as avenues to get to the potential clients, i.e., “Mothers for Life.”

http://girds.org/staff  (click on drop-down “Koehler” site.  Or read it at the CCHS/Fellows link which (unlike “GIRDS.org” at least admits that GIRDS is a nonprofit – but not in which country.  I had to go to NGO Diary for confirmation that it’s located in Germany (and not much more info on it there, either)…

https://cchs.gwu.edu/daniel-koehler — where “CCHS” stands for ‘Center for Cyber & Homeland Security” at — as you can see — George Washington University (he is one of 10 “Fellows” there. Three of them are women, only one woman, however, from the US.

 

 

 

(website at GWU)

(NGO Diary):  German Institute on Radicalization and Deradicalization Studies GIRDS is an NGO located in Germany .Contact address is at Hermannstrasse 224 12049 Berlin. Driving Directions to German Institute on Radicalization and Deradicalization Studies GIRDS is shown in the map below.The NGO activities listed on NgoDiary.com often includes: Social services,Law, Environment, Religion and Culture, Counselling,Education,HIV/Aids,Training and Research,Business,etc. Contact German Institute on Radicalization and Deradicalization Studies GIRDS directly using the contact details above. – See more at: http://www.ngodiary.com/counselling/1133/german-institute-on-radicalization-and-deradicalization-studies-girds#sthash.xJumi2IS.dpuf

OK, so CCHS was established only last December (2015) — it’s at a university, but already has a “Corporate Membership Program” (Kind of reminds me of that NGA- Center for Best Practices, or the NGLA’s “Corporate Fellows” program also, the latter you can read about on my “Table of Contents” page under “Council of State Governments.”

Program on Extremism is a separate tab on the main website, differentiated from the PROJECTS.  This Program On Extremism seems a smaller unit on there with its own “TEAM” (four people — one woman, educated and working primarily in England, on Radicalization of women), FELLOWS (the 10 I referred to of which Koehler is one), “ISIS in AMERICA” link, etc.)


It’s just a “Think and Do Tank,” that’s all …..  based in Washington D.C…. with Board, Staff, Senior Fellows, Projects, Task Forces, Members… and maybe some Interns…

About CCHS

Mission

The Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) at the George Washington University is a nonpartisan “think and do” tank whose mission is to carry out policy-relevant research and analysis on homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity issues.  By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, CCHS develops innovative strategies to address and confront current and future threats.

CCHS was established in early 2015 and integrates the activities and personnel of the Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) and the GW Cybersecurity Initiative

Corporate Membership Program

The GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security has established a new Corporate Membership program to provide a means for companies (for-profit and not-for-profit) with interests in the areas of cybersecurity, counterterrorism and homeland security to support the work of the Center and participate in its activities, including through events developed with the specific interests of its corporate members in mind, including roundtable discussions on key policy and regulatory issues and regularly scheduled off-the-record events.

FOOTNOTE SECTION:

SECRETARY OF STATE (UK) FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

I HAVE BEEN STUDYING (I.E., “NOTICING”) THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS INTENTIONAL BYPASSING OF STATE LINES WITH A FOCUS ON TARGETING “COMMUNITIES” AS PERVASIVE POLICY — IN VARIOUS AGENCIES. IT’S REALLY OBVIOUS IN CERTAIN PLACES — BUT NOT IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES; MORESO, IF ONE IS FOLLOWING FEDERAL PROGRAMMING, I.E., FROM TOP-DOWN AND OUT-SIDE IN.


the WWW.UK.Gov website for this Department has lots of “what we do” and a scanty definition of who it is.

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s job is to create great places to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area.

DCLG is a ministerial department, supported by 10 agencies and public bodies.

Found on the page — sound familiar, U.S. Citizens?

The Rt. Honorable Sajid Javid (image from his UK Parliament page)

<==As of just this past month, July 18, 2016, the current holder of that role (Sec. of State for that Department since 2016) is Sajid Javid.

[Wiki says] The Right Honorable Sajid Javid is British-born (1969) of Pakistani parents, British-educated through college (graduation 1991), after which he joined the conservative party (and campaigned against the Brits joining the EU Exchange rate), immediately joined Chase Manhattan Bank in NY (many years in South America), back to England 2000, joined Deutsche Bank in 2004 (time in Singapore and further leadership positions in Emerging Markets, etc.) and  returning to England in 2009 just in time to do politics and in Feb. 2010 win an election to become an MP (Member of Parliament) for “Bromsgrove,” when the former member, a woman, resigned over expense scandals.  His education was through a Technical College, not the “Oxford, Cambridge” elitist route.  Unsurprisingly, particularly with the banking background, he has ended up in government, and being profiled as a new-generation conservative.

BROMSGROVE (wiki): “As a largely rural constituency with affluent residential areas, Bromsgrove District is strongly Conservative-supporting area with further seats being won by the party in the local elections at the expense of ‘other’ candidates.[10]” …Bromsgrove has its own youth branch of Conservatives called Bromsgrove Conservative Future, a Labour Party[16] and Labour club and Liberal Democrat Party.[17] …

DEMOGRAPHY: According to the 2001 census the population of Bromsgrove is 29,237 and the population for the larger Bromsgrove District is 87,837.  In Bromsgrove, White British is by far the largest race, at 96% of the district population (87,837) with 4% (3,734) from an ethnic minority.[20] [<=2012 data]

Wiki map locates Bromsgrove with Worscestershire, and that District within Great Britain (inset map, red). Wiki for Bromsgrove.

(Got time to read this from his Wiki ?)

At ‘[University of] Exeter he studied economics and politics and became a member of the Conservative Party.[4][5]

When he was twenty, Javid attended his first Conservative Party Conference and campaigned against the Thatcher government’s decision in that year to join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), calling it a “fatal mistake”.[6]

Javid joined Chase Manhattan Bank in New York immediately after university, working mostly in South America. Aged 25, he became the youngest vice-president in the history of the bank.[7] He returned to London in 1997, and later joined Deutsche Bank as a director in 2000. In 2004 he became a managing director at Deutsche Bank and, one year later, global head of Emerging Markets Structuring .[8]

In 2007 he relocated to Singapore as head of Deutsche Bank’s credit trading, equity convertibles, commodities and private equity businesses in Asia,[9] and was appointed a board member of Deutsche Bank International Limited. He left Deutsche Bank in 2009 to pursue a career in politics. His earnings at Deutsche Bank would have been roughly £3m a year at the time he left.[10]

Javid is a trustee of the London Early Years Foundation, was a governor of Normand Croft Community School, and has led an expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, to show his support of Help The Aged.[11]    ….

That “LONDON EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION” (‘LEYF”) which, unlike more normal words that Wiki tends to hyperlink to) caught my attention and has connected some of the dots in a topic of ongoing concern to me, the involvement with Americorps (Basically “CNCS”) with the pushing of “Social Impact Funding.”

The learning on this one, as on many, comes from exploring other pages of the website, including links to “Partners.”

Next post on this just about written…  Will link it back here ASAP.

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August 1, 2016 at 9:02 pm

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martinplaut

Journalist specialising in the Horn of Africa and Southern Africa

Let's Get Honest! Blog: Absolutely Uncommon Analysis of Family & Conciliation Courts' Operations, Practices, & History

'A Different Kind of Attention Develops Sound Judgment' | 'Suppose I'm Right Here?...' (posted 3/23 & 3/5/2014). Over 680 posts, Public-Interest Investigative Blogging On These Matters Since 2009.

iakovos alhadeff

Anti-Propaganda

Red Herring Alert

There's something fishy going on!

The American Spring Network

News. by the people, for the people. The #1 source for independent investigative journalism in the Show-Me State, serving Missouri since 2011.

Family Court Injustice

It Takes "Just Us" to Fight Family Court Injustice

The Espresso Stalinist

Wake Up to the Smell of Class Struggle ☭

Spiritual Side of Domestic Violence

Finally! The Truth About Domestic Violence and The Church

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