Written by Student Rights on 10 August 2015 at 12pm

Panel event dicusses new Student Rights report

On 30 July 2015, Rupert Sutton, the Director of Student Rights at The Henry Jackson Society, Lloyd Randle, a former Prevent Engagement Officer at Hampshire Constabulary, and Dr Usama Hasan, the senior researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, discussed the issues raised in Student Rights’ new report ‘Preventing Prevent? Challenges to Counter-Radicalisation Policy On-Campus’.

The speakers examined the problem itself, including the frequent invitation of extremists onto campuses; the on-the-ground experiences of counter-radicalisation delivery staff, including the challenges posed by student opposition; and the tactics and narratives used by extremists to undermine efforts to challenge extremism on our campuses since the early 1990s.