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The “New Approaches to Countering Terror: Countering Violent Extremism” course offered by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), is a multi-week interactive course designed to help students explore both pragmatic and philosophical challenges that continue to shape the evolution of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a global security paradigm. START, a Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence and research, training, and education center housed at the University of Maryland within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS), serves as a leading voice in the national and international dialogue regarding CVE. START’s Director and the course instructor, Bill Braniff, will introduce the concept of CVE and explore the promise of CVE as a more comprehensive and proactive approach to the complex phenomenon of violent extremism. This 3.5 hour course will take an in-depth look at CVE as a relatively new area of policy and practice. As such, this MOOC can serve as an awareness-raising course, targeting anyone interested in terrorism, community resilience, security, policy and/or civil rights issues. The course is broadly interdisciplinary and has no prerequisites. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Differentiate between two ways of addressing violent extremism: counterterrorism (CT) and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE); 2. Explain the CVE spectrum of non-violent approaches to countering terror, including prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation/reintegration programs; 3. Make sound analytical judgments about CVE programs and their potential. START also offers a range of other online educational programs, including: 1. Summer/Winter Courses: https://www.start.umd.edu/education/summerwinter-courses 2. Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Security and Terrorism Studies: https://www.start.umd.edu/education/master-professional-studies-online 3. Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis: https://www.start.umd.edu/education/graduate-certificate-online...

Top reviews

AR
Nov 1, 2020

Learned a lot in this course on how communities can have a huge role in countering violent extremism. Also learned what stereotypes to avoid, and how to help my community.

NB
May 8, 2020

The Course is very well structured. The connection between academic interest and practical case studies is what makes this course unique.

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By john e p

Nov 2, 2020

This course immortalizes these lines of the song .."let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me".

As pilgrims in life, let us build a Culture of Peace to have a wonderful journey to the Land of the Great Beyond!

Greetings from Iloilo City, Philippines

Dr. John Erwin Prado Pedroso

By John W

May 19, 2020

This is a good course to understand countering violent extremism (hence the title). Additionally, it provides a number of good case studies and details CVE methodology. It is very good for anyone who needs to know about the subject or is joining in the delivery of CVE intervention.

By Alexander M

Apr 23, 2020

This course gives a valuable insight over perspectives of the society self-protection in cooperation with law enforcement and international security experts against hazardous elements of violent extremism wherever they come from.

By Christa D

Feb 6, 2020

Great course, easy and fair amount of work with very interesting topics. I feel much more informed on this entire subject area. This class busted a lot of things I thought to be true and just provided great information.

By Christopher L

May 19, 2020

The course is a must for anyone trying to understand the issues behind CVE anad CT and how to successfully engage in Prevention and Rehabilitation to avoid further radicalization and proliferation of VE ideology

By Antonio C V P

Feb 2, 2021

Muito bom e esclarecedor, sobre as novas abordagens alternativas para prevenção do engajamento ao terrorismo. Very good and enlightening, about new alternative approaches to prevent engagement with terrorism.

By Alerik E C R

Nov 2, 2020

Learned a lot in this course on how communities can have a huge role in countering violent extremism. Also learned what stereotypes to avoid, and how to help my community.

By Niharika B

May 9, 2020

The Course is very well structured. The connection between academic interest and practical case studies is what makes this course unique.

By Jofre P H

Apr 19, 2020

Curso espectacular. De entrada parece poca cosa, pero dan mucha información de calidad en vídeos muy concretos. Enhorabuena y gracias.

By Christopher M

Nov 3, 2020

It was an eye opener and has really positively impacted on my skills as a safety and security Governance professional

By Robert W

Aug 30, 2020

Very interesting and useful course for those wondering how to help one's community combat Violent Extremism.

By Lauren K

Aug 30, 2020

Very well laid out and easy to follow. The last module was a bit long in comparison to the others.

By Adrian B

Jun 21, 2020

Interesting and good introduction on how to deal with violent extremist behaviour

By Reuben P

May 22, 2020

An excellent course giving a clear overview of the issue facing the entire world.

By Carlos E N

Jul 9, 2020

short but good, a different approach to terrorism studies but an enjoyable one

By Brian V

Nov 12, 2020

Extremely interesting topic; one that needs more attention, greatjob

By Ferhat G

Jul 16, 2020

The course very well prepared and extremely beneficial. Thank you.

By Phillip-Baron T R

Jan 20, 2020

Short but comprehensive. Great CVE information.

By mahmure u

Nov 8, 2020

Thank you so much for everything

By Nuri U

Nov 8, 2020

Thank you so much for everything

By Meyer N

Apr 18, 2020

Excellent course! Thank you! :-)

By Giovanni M

Jan 25, 2020

Great Course with great material

By Zulu S

Mar 3, 2020

This course is an eye opener!

By Pg. A H

Jul 11, 2020

Excellent!!! I Want more!!