Joint Statement: Commission for Countering Extremism

2018-08-10T19:11:13+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

A number of academics including Rob Faure Walker (University College London and PREVENT Digest) have launched a joint statement expressing their concern with the Commission for Countering Extremism. Amongst the signatories are Dr Tarek Younis (UCL & British Academy Fellow), Tom Smith (Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Portsmouth), Lee Jasper (Fmr Policing Director

Why UK’s ‘Prevent’ programme doesn’t work

2018-04-20T19:24:55+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

In 2015, a new statutory duty was placed upon universities across the UK: to remain vigilant to signs of extremism. A set of guidelines, dubbed "Prevent", were introduced to oblige universities to carry out risk assessments on the chances of students being drawn into "extremism", as well as to train staff on how to "challenge

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