Somalian Candidate Shares Goals to Reduce Violence and to Fight Extremism

By Mohamed Abdirizak, candidate for President of Somalia, Special for  USDR

Mohamed Abdirizak, a leading candidate for president of war-tornSomalia, will speak on Thursday, June 2 in Washington, DC, about his strategies for mitigating the root causes of violent extremism that is migrating to the United States, and how to block the web-based radicalization of American  youth.

  • WHO: Mohamed Abdirizak, candidate for President of Somalia
  • WHAT: Press conference to discuss countering violent extremism, U.S. Policy and the Somalia election
  • WHEN: 2:00 pm ET, Thursday, June 2, 2016
  • WHERE: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

Abdirizak served as the Resident Country Director for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Nairobi, Kenya where he represented NDI to the government of Somalia, the diplomatic community, and local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). He has also served as a political advisor to the special representative of the secretary general at the U.N. Political Office for Somalia  (UNPOS).

Mohamed Abdirizak was born in Mogadishu, Somalia and currently serves as the founder and executive director of Somali One, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help Somalia achieve peace and stability through accountable and democratic governance. To learn more about Mohamed Abdirizak visit

SOURCE Mohamed Abdirizak, candidate for President of  Somalia

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