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Program Fact Sheet: START's CVE Education and Training Initiatives


Program Fact Sheet: START's CVE Education and Training Initiatives

Abstract: 

In concert with START’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) research, START is heavily involved in CVE education and training. 

  • The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs funded a 2.5 year scholarship program, the Countering Violent Extremism Fellowship Program, focused on educating four undergraduates for five semesters and two summers in both domestic and international CVE efforts and best practices.
  • START’s Education Director and Executive Director won funding from the University of Maryland to develop and co-teach an undergraduate course on Innovation of CVE, in which students use design thinking methodology to develop their own concepts for CVE programming.
  • START is launching an innovative faculty-lead study abroad course to Singapore focused on deradicalization and disengagment, community engagement, and countering violent extremism.
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Training and Education Division has funded START to develop and deliver CVE training on a national scale over the next three years.  START’s CVE training curriculum will be based on data and findings from START research, which includes consistent engagement with CVE professionals currently implementing CVE programs around the country. For additional information regarding this initiative please contact training@start.umd.edu.

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START Author(s): 
William Braniff
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