Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Summer Study Abroad in Singapore: Countering Violent Extremism and Deradicalization

 In this program we work closely with the Nanyang Technological University's International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research Center and their researchers, and we are putting together a fantastic itinerary and set of guest lectures! The course overall focuses on radicalization and deradicalization theories and programs that implement disengagement, deradicalizaiton and Countering Violent Extremism programs in prisons and in society writ large. Singapore is seen as a world leader in these pursuits, and we travel there to hear from the experts from the academic, government, and non-profit side of these programs and others like them from across the Middle East and South East Asia!

This program is designed with busy students in mind. We know you may already have a job or an internship lined up for the summer--or other things you need to take care of, so spending 4-weeks abroad (while appealing) may not be feasible. Because you aren't the only student in that position, we built this program to your schedule's needs better. We are in-country for 10 days, so you'll only have to miss about a week of work or internship to participate. The coursework in advance of the trip and afterward is all online and can be completed remotely.

More specifics on the program--like dates, costs, specific activities we're currently working on, and how to apply can be found here