Peer-to-Peer: Challenging Extremism

Project: Research project

Project Details


Peer-to-Peer: Challenging Extremism Peer-to-Peer: Challenging Extremism The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University possesses the capabilities and subject matter expertise necessary to use the client-provided reading list with a radicalization primer and best practices for online safety, and design and implement curriculum centered on targeted violence and terrorism prevention (Tasks 1.c-e). We will also develop a modular semester-long curriculum featuring modules on (1) targeted violence and terrorism, (2) its impact on civil society, (3) its intersection with digital tools and platforms, (4) effective mechanisms to prevent the spread of terrorism and targeted violence using online campaigns or tools, (5) online safety, and (6) 508 compliance. In crafting this curriculum, Team Credence will leverage existing resources wherever possible to maximize efficiency. For example, we will propose to adapt elements of OTVTPs Community Awareness Briefing and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) research for the module on terrorism prevention. Similarly, we will collaborate with the NIJ and the DHS Office of Science and Technology to feature their program evaluations on effective mechanisms for prevention. We will also reach out to current and former DHS Centers of Excellence such as the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism and National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education to feature their work and recruit their SMEs as mentors for the participating teams. Team Credence member McCain Institute has a history of coordination with the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) in past roles, so will take the lead on coordinating with the HSAC to ensure that the goals of the student innovation labs align with the latest research and departmental priorities. We will meet with HSAC personnel each semester to identify emerging research trends and priorities to feature in the curriculum for the upcoming term. The McCain Institute team will also monitor emerging research and collaborate with DHS Science and Technology and the NIJ as appropriate.
Effective start/end date9/30/209/29/22


  • US Department of Homeland Security (DHS): $601,791.00


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