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December 21 , 2017 Stacey

U.S. winners named for Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism fall 2017

Eleven U.S. schools participated in the fall 2017 Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism program, and on December 15, judges announced the winners:
First Place: University of Central Oklahoma
Second Place: University of Rhode Island
Third Place: University of Massachusetts Lowell
All of the participating schools this term were EdVenture Partners (EVP) program veterans, including all three winning schools…

November 15 , 2017 Stacey

Exclusive ad agency internship held for P2P participants

Earlier this year, EdVenture Partners’ Peer to Peer (P2P) program alumni were given an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apply for a summer internship at M&C Saatchi London, which prides itself on being the biggest independent creative agency network in the world. “M&C Saatchi was delighted to welcome two alumni from P2P to our team last summer,” said Alex Guittard, Director of Governance at M&C Saatchi London…

October 18 , 2017 Stacey

Blog series on how to achieve success, bring P2P ‘big ideas’ to life (No. 4)

This edition features Olivia “Livia” Hauck, who is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. While at RIT, her P2P team, It’s Time: EX Out Extremism (ExOut), won first place at the Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism spring 2016 finals held at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Since winning first place in her P2P semester, Livia has joined EdVenture Partners as a Program Coordinator…

September 26 , 2017 Stacey

Blog series on how to achieve success, bring P2P ‘big ideas’ to life (No. 3)

This edition features Dr. Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, Faculty Adviser and, at the time of the project, was Interim Dean in the School of Arts & Science at American University of Nigeria. He helped to lead “I Am A Believer” to a first-place finish at the P2P Africa regionals in fall 2016, followed by a second-place finish at the P2P finals in spring 2017 for Women Against Violent Extremism (WAVE). EdVenture Partners estimates that around 25 percent…

August 16 , 2017 Stacey

Blog series on how to achieve success, bring P2P ‘big ideas’ to life (No. 2)

This edition features Dr. Jacco Pekelder, Associate Professor, History of International Relations at Utrecht University (Netherlands), and honorary professor of Contemporary History of Western Europe at Saarland University, Saarbrücken (Germany). In spring 2016, he served as faculty advisor to Utrecht University’s Dare to be Grey team, who tied for first place at the Peer to Peer: Facebook Global Digital Challenge finals…

July 26 , 2017 Stacey

P2P winners provided roundtable discussion opportunity in Washington

Before departing Washington, D.C., after the Peer to Peer (P2P) U.S. and international finals events, all seven student teams were invited to attend a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Policy Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, July 20, at the Harry S. Truman Building, before departing for their home states and countries. This was an exclusive opportunity for the teams, according to Lawrence, EdVenture Partners (EVP) account manager…