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Center for University Excellence

The Center for University Excellence (CUE) at American University serves as a hub for national and global dialogue on pressing issues facing higher education and society.

Committed to Educational Excellence

The Center for University Excellence at American University cultivates new knowledge for the improvement of a learned society and the broader public good. CUE is an enabling institution that brings university research expertise to pressing problems in the public domain. We emphasize the critical role higher education plays in creating and sustaining inclusive, just, and democratic societies. Our focus is research, discourse, and public engagement with the most pressing questions facing society and higher education today.

For the next several years CUE will examine three overarching areas of inquiry. They include:

  1. Extremism, Polarization, and Conflict in the U.S. and Globally
  2. Undergraduate Student Progress, Academic Success, and Inclusive Diversity
  3. Strengthening the Academic Infrastructure and the Use of Technology

Center for University Excellence

Media

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    Reaching the Other: How to Dialogue with those whom we Differ Greatly

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    Can web-fuelled violence be stopped? | Inside Story

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    My Descent into the Alt-Right Pipeline

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    'America's Hard Path Forward': Shamil Idriss and Cynthia Miller-Idriss on CNN

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    Webinar | Online Radicalization

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    The Boogaloo Ballad Of Henry Graves | Disinformation & Online Radicalization in the Age of COVID-19

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    Coronavirus: Nationwide Protests Over Stay-In-Place Orders | NBC Nightly News

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    Meeting the Challenge of White Nationalist Terrorism at Home and Abroad (EventID=109964)

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    🇳🇿 Analysis : Shooting attacks on two mosques in New Zealand | Al Jazeera English

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    Hate in the Homeland -- The New Global Far Right

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    2.1 The Role of Nationalism in European Community Building

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    Webinar Part 2: The U.S. Election and the Extreme Right

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    How Misogyny and Toxic Masculinity Produce Right-wing Extremism

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    Alternative social media sites fuelled pro-Trump mob

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    CBC News: The National | Calls for Trump’s removal after Capitol riot | Jan. 7, 2021

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    Reformed Neo-Nazi Explains How People Fall Prey to QAnon Online | MSNBC

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    Big Ideas in Education Part 2- Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss

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    Analyzing the Capitol rioters and role of extremists

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    Brian Hughes: How militias might intimidate voters at US election

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    What Is PERIL

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    Jim Zirin-How Far Will the Far-Right Go-Cynthia Miller-Idriss

PERIL and C-REX Webinar Series

PERIL is co-sponsoring a webinar series with the University of Oslo's C-REX, "Researching the Far Right: Methods and Ethics". The series includes globally recognized scholars and is moderated by PERIL's Brian Hughes. Sign up to receive an invitation to join webinars.

Upcoming 2021 Webinars:

Nov. 11, 2021, 3-4PM: "From demonization to normalization: Reflecting on far-right research"

Dec. 9, 2021, 3-4 PM : "Risk of researching right-wing extremism: How the far right threatens and intimidates scholars"

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