Video: Going Global 2015 - universities and radicalisation

Going to extremes: universities and radicalisation


June 2014


Dr Louise Richardson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of St Andrews, UK

Bill Rammell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Ehsan Masood, Editor, Research Fortnight, UK

Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Vice-Chancellor, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Professor Mohammed Farouk, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University – Kashere, Nigeria

Professor Marie Breen-Smyth, Chair in International Politics, University of Surrey, UK


This session explored and debated radicalisation within universities, questioning if we really understand the phenomenon and to what extent it is global or context specific.

The panel members also discussed to what extent radicalisation can be understood through religion, politics and economics. 


See the interview below with Professor Mohammed Farouk. Professor Mohammed Farouk, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University – Kashere, Nigeria discusses his contribution to this session.

Do we really understand the radicalisation phenomenon? What exactly is it? To what extent is it global, or context-specific? And to what extent can it be understood through religion, politics and economics?

Related links

Session link: Going to extremes: universities and radicalisation

News Article: Education is key to tackling radicalisation

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