By Matthew Kredell
The USC Price School of Public Policy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas to engage in future collaborations, particularly in the area of homegrown violent extremism studies.
The MOU seeks to establish cooperative relations and develop academic interchange between the universities over a period of three years in the following ways: academic collaboration at all levels, exchange of faculty members, exchange of students and joint research activities.
“More people departed from France to become foreign fighters than any other European country,” explained Professor , director of the Safe Communities Institute at USC Price. “It’s the same as with Minneapolis [another area of SCI research], which has had more individuals leave than any other U.S. city. It’s a unique situation to be engaged in two target-rich environments, known for being home for individuals who left to become foreign fighters.”