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Breakout Session “D-Goals of Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: Educating for Development, Diversity, and Dialogue”

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Baku, April 27, AZERTAC

Breakout Session “D-Goals of Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: Educating for Development, Diversity, and Dialogue” addressed some of the educational tools that contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal and targets, which are also relevant in helping to prevent violent extremism.

Questions raised at the breakout session included What are some examples of good practices in the prevention of violent extremism through education?; What are the challenges in the area of educational programming/projects for the prevention of violent extremism? How do we best educate students and professionals about religious and cultural diversity to prevent violent extremism?; How do we best prepare teachers, social workers, faith leaders, practitioners in health, and fellow employees as well as family and friends of individuals to recognize tendencies that may lead the individuals to the path of violent extremism?

The session was moderated by Abdulaziz Sachedina, Professor, IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies, George Mason University.

Speakers were Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Belén Alfaro Hernández, Ambassador at Large for Alliance of Civilizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Mark Fowler, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Emna Jeblaoui, President, International Institute of Human Development, Vincenzo Morlini, Chief Executive Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs, Zainal Bagir

Executive Director, Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University.

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