A New ISD Report on Extremism and Deradicalization

ISD’s new report titled “An imprecise science: Assessing interventions for the prevention, disengagement and de-radicalisation of left and right-wing extremists” by Jacob Davey, Henry Tuck and Dr Amarnath Amarasingam is now available online. In it, the authors examine the global fight against extremism and online deradicalization and offer an evaluation of the effectiveness and challenges of different approaches.   To read the report, please click here.

New UNESCO-PREV Chair General Coordinator

We are pleased to welcome Sylvana Al Baba Douaihy as the UNESCO-PREV Chair General Coordinator.    Sylvana is an engineer with a master’s degree in Multimedia and Networks from l’Université des pères Antonins in Lebanon (2007). Although initially trained in multimedia engineering, Sylvana has a deep passion for politics, religion and modernity. For this reason, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in contemporary religious studies at Université de Sherbrooke, under the supervision of Professor Sami Aoun. Her thesis focuses on loyalties during the speeches of the Two-Year War in Lebanon from 1975 to 1976. Sylvana is also a teacher in the continuing

New PREV-IMPACT Project Coordinator

The Unesco-PREV Chair is pleased to introduce Lydie Christelle Belporo, PREV-IMPACT Project Coordinator. Lydie holds two master’s degrees in international relations and law from Université de Montréal, and has published a book and numerous articles on the link between multinationals and human rights violations. She has held research and coordination positions with the Réseau des opérations de paix de l’Université de Montréal and the International Bureau for Children’s Rights in Montreal for a project in Burundi. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the School of Criminology at Université de Montréal and her research interests focus on trajectories leading to

Vivek Venkatesh Discusses Social Pedagogy and Hate at The Walrus Talks

UNESCO-PREV co-Chair and Project SOMEONE Director, Vivek Venkatesh recently spoke at The Walrus Talks Living Better in Toronto, on October 29, 2019. During his seven-minute talk, Vivek discussed the role of social pedagogy in negotiating and understanding different perspectives, as well as sharing his personal connection to hate and the transformative effect it has had on him. To listen to the talk please click here. Photo: Amir Asif

Challenges and Solutions in the Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education: Promoting Evidence-Based Activities for Youth Resilience and Engagement

As part of the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference, UNESCO-PREV co-Chair, Vivek Venkatesh, will be participating in Challenges and Solutions in the Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education: Promoting Evidence-Based Activities for Youth Resilience and Engagement. Organized and moderated by UNESCO, this side event will feature interactive debate among experts and practitioners around ‘effective’ PVE-E activities. For more information, please click here.

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