Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Apply Now to Spend 10 Days in Singapore and Earn 3 Credits Studying Extremism & Deradicalization!

UMD 2015 Summer Abroad: 10 days in Singapore
3-credit course: “BSST338S/BSST638S - Countering Violent Extremism and Deradicalization in International Contexts”

Ever wondered why people commit terrorist acts? Or why they stop? How about what we can do to curb terrorism? Join us for a class designed to help answer these questions.

This course looks and feels like a traditional summer term class until we pack up and head to Singapore for 10 days. There, we’ll put to use the theoretical understandings gained on terrorist radicalization, deradicalization, and countering violent extremism, engaging with in-country experts and START researchers to look at the Singaporean deradicalization process in prisons. Upon return to the U.S., you’ll present group projects explaining real-life policy recommendations for deradicalization and countering violent extremism programs.

Apply by March 1st!

Questions? Contact Marcella Morris at