On 6th April 2011 Noman Benotman, a senior analyst at Quilliam, was a keynote speaker at a major international event on ‘counter-narratives’ at the Hague that was held by the United Nations and the government of the Netherlands. Noman discussed al-Qaeda’s use of narratives and how the international community can help to challenge these narratives and develop useful counter-narratives. Other speakers included high-level representatives of the governments of the Netherlands, the UK, the US and Canada.