EUCLID’s Online Master in Terrorism Studies and Deradicalization
EUCLID’s online master in terrorism studies and deradicalization is unique in that it is offered by an intergovernmental treaty-based organization with a university mandate. EUCLID has a specialized expertise in global affairs, including interfaith studies. EUCLID is a partner of several organizations that are relevant to this program, notably the World Mediation Organization (Berlin) and two affiliated institutions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IsDB, ICCIA).
This new program addresses a tremendous global need for truly qualified professionals able to serve at all levels of government and civil society as experts in the field of what is generally referred to as Islamic radicalization leading to the clear and present threat of violent extremism or even terrorist actions. EUCLID’s approach to delivering the highest possible level of competency in terrorism studies as well as deradicalization solutions is both multilevel and multidisciplinary.
- Multilevel means that MTSD graduates will be able to function at various levels, global, national, local (city), communal and inter-personal.
- Multidisciplinary means that the program brings together knowledge from various areas of competence, including psychology, sociology and religious studies.
EUCLID is uniquely qualified in terms of educational philosophy because it does view this field of study from US-centric or Euro-centric perspectives. It frankly tackles the issue of Islamophobia as well as realism, ” laïcité” and cultural imperialism in order to form well-informed and balanced experts who may come from a variety of national and religious backgrounds.
Radicalization and terrorism are foremost threats globally, not only in Western Europe but also in Muslim-majority countries such as Iraq and Jordan. Although the percentage of Muslims that are radicalized in the sense of being willing to engage in terrorist acts is extremely small, the fact that there are more that one billion Muslims in the world today, many living in very adverse circumstances, has led to tragic events associated with the phenomenon known as Islamic radicalization.
This program aims precisely at training highly knowledgeable and competent experts who will be able to meet the tremendous demand for professionals at all level of society, academia and government. It is important to note that this programs covers not only violent Islamic radicalization but also other forms of terrorism and radicalization, including but not limited to far-left, far-right, neo-nazi, islamophobic, national Hindu, Christianity-inspired, State sponsored and eco-terrorism.
These are some of the critical topics covered in EUCLID’s unique online master in terrorism studies and radicalization – unique because offered by an international intergovernmental organization committed to facilitating dialogue and conflict resolution, as well as unique for being delivered completely is distance / online format. This program is also unique for blending personal level psychology with high level issues (diplomacy, inter-religious dialogue) and practical skills (mediation), the purpose being to offer a comprehensive coverage of this broad topic.
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Photo above: EUCLID Secretary General with Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad (Jordan)
Photo above: EUCLID Pr Erdmann lecturing on Mediation and Peace Building