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Countering the 'Countering Violent Extremism' Narrative

Countering the ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Narrative

What’s at issue? In 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program “seek[ing] to develop and expand efforts at the community level to counter violent extremist recruitment and radicalization to violence.” While these are noble and important goals, and areas of focus for grant projects are indeed appropriate aims for combatting violent extremism, the Department of Homeland Security’s approach is flawed on enough levels that faculty p ...

Faculty for Civil Rights

Faculty for Civil Rights

Faculty Forward Network members expressed their concerns to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors regarding a board policy proposal that would bar the UNC–Chapel Hill School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights from providing legal representation to people in need. In particular, this policy would limit the preparation of law students to practice civil rights law. An attack on UNC’s Center for Civil Rights will hurt the students and people the center serves, but it bears national signi ...