About this event
As we have more and more discussions about extremism and polarization in the public sphere, community foundations and other grantmaking institutions are assessing how their organizations are being impacted by the current cultural and political moment. In this call, The Horizon Forum and Idaho Community Foundation will join the Regional Community Foundation Network for a discussion about how we think through issues of hate and extremist funding in philanthropy. The Horizon Forum team will share their latest research on extremism and polarization along with practical tools that are available to foundations as they renew their commitments to their values. Topics of this discussion include:
- Defining terms related to this work
- Due diligence on hate groups
- Donor engagement
- Policy development
This call is designed to be an informal conversation for participants to share questions, challenges and solutions with each other. Please contact Mares Asfaha with any questions.
Abbas Barzegar, Ph.D., Director, The Horizon Forum
Abbas Barzegar, Ph.D. serves as the director of the Horizon Forum where he stewards its collaborative and stakeholder-centered research programming. He is a term-member of the Council on Foreign Relations and maintains research and teaching affiliations with Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Emory University’s Masters in Development Program and George Mason’s Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies. He has years of applied research experience covering transnational Muslim civil society at the intersection of global Islamic revival and geopolitical conflict.
Nagham El Karhili, Research and Program Manager, The Horizon Forum
Nagham El Karhili serves as a research and program manager at the Horizon Forum. In her role, Nagham creates original research publications, including policy briefs, white papers and special reports. Prior to joining the Horizon Forum, Nagham was a Presidential Fellow at the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative, an interdisciplinary research hub focused on collaborative solutions for faith-linked conflict. Her previous positions were in academia, research, public relations and organizational consulting.
Cara Neilsen, Vice President, Philanthropy and Impact, Idaho Community Foundation