November 10, 2020

Online Symposium: Unlocking the Power of Football

On November 10, 2020, Ali Soufan, Founder of The Soufan Center, participated in the ‘Online Symposium: Unlocking the Power of Football.’ The high-level digital event took place during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly and was organized by Football for Peace, the United States Government, the State of Qatar, and the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT). Utilizing the power of sport, the event looked at ways to safeguard individuals from being recruited into violence and highlighted the role that governments, the private sector, civil society organizations and communities can play to do more together. Mr. Soufan participated in a panel looking at the current challenges when countering and preventing violence today.