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Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Executive Director, The Soufan Center

Executive Director

Naureen Chowdhury Fink

@NaureenCFink

Naureen Chowdhury Fink is the Executive Director of The Soufan Center. She previously served Senior Policy Adviser on Counterterrorism and Sanctions at the United Kingdom’s Mission to the United Nations, leading representation and negotiations in the Security Council and General Assembly. Prior to that, she has worked with UN Women and the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), joining several country CT assessment visits and strengthening integration of gender issues into the full spectrum of counterterrorism measures.

Before joining the United Nations, she was head of research and analysis for the Global Center on Cooperative Security, leading on the multilateral security portfolio focused on international response to terrorism and violent extremism, armed conflict, political instability, and the role of international and regional actors. In doing so, she built on earlier work at the International Peace Institute, where she developed the portfolio on counterterrorism and transnational security threats. She has also been an active contributor to IPI’s Global Observatory, writing on issues relating to terrorism, peace operations, and international diplomacy.

She has developed and implemented CT and CVE projects across the globe, in regions as diverse as West Africa and South Asia for example, and has published widely on counterterrorism, gender, peace operations, the UN, and deradicalization/reintegration efforts. She has been a key speaker in several high-level conferences and regularly briefs senior officials, experts, and the media on these issues.

VIDEO INTERVIEWS

CTV News

Security Prepare for Inauguration Day

January 20, 2021

CTV News

Security ramped up ahead of inauguration

January 18, 2021

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

RADIO & PODCAST INTERVIEWS

CONVERSATION SIX

Daniel Byman & Naureen Fink

September 24, 2021

TAKING APART TERROR

Does Terrorism have a Gender?

August 10, 2021

CONVERSATION SIX

Mollie Saltskog & Naureen Fink

July 27, 2021

CONVERSATION SIX

Naureen Fink & Bruce Hoffman

May 27, 2021