The Growing Urgency of Youth Radicalization in Sri Lanka, The Diplomat Magazine, 10 October 2017

The Diplomat carried an analysis of Sri Lanka’s youth radicalisation problem and suggested a number of possible countermeasures. Educational partnerships were identified as a possible way to advance resilience to extremism. Yale-NUS College was cited as an exemplary example of a transnational educational partnership, and that a liberal arts education model was better suited to counter the narrow ideologies of radicalization than a technically-oriented ‘STEM’ educations. The College was also praised for its urban planning design; in particular, the skygardens on every three floors of the College’s residential buildings were cited as a space that allowed students of different backgrounds to share a common space and foster social cohesion.

 

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