Violent Extremism Summit at USC

SCI Director Dr. Erroll Southers spoke with NBC Los Angeles about the USC Safe Communities Institute summit on violent extremism. Dr. Southers said:

“We want to bring people together from all over the world to talk about extremist violence based on three different streams of thought – based on race, based on religion and based on issue orientation. What we want to do is make people more educated, more aware and talk about next steps with regard to policies and processes to reduce the risk of radicalization.”

The one-day program, “Global Solutions in the Age of Homegrown Violent Extremism,” took place at USC on November 14. Watch recorded video of the summit’s panel discussions and keynote addresses.

Watch the full KNBC interview:

Safe Communities Institute

The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy continues a more than 60-year tradition of research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable “whole-of-community” public safety strategies, policies, and programs. SCI takes a holistic approach to encouraging and informing public safety efforts through collaboration between all public safety disciplines and the communities they serve.

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