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Women's Project Explores Ways to Prevent Violent Extremism

Maya Yamout has seen the root causes of terrorism firsthand.  In her home country of Lebanon, Yamout interviewed more than 25 prisoners accused of terrorism-related charges and developed behavioral analysis profiles of what leads young men to terrorism. Yamout was one of nine women from eight countries who came to the United States as part of a project on women preventing violent extremism. The two-week project, developed by the U.S. State Department in partnership with the...

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