A class of students from USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) has been invited by the US Department of State in Washington to the finals of P2P: Challenging Extremism, an initiative managed by EdVenture Partners through which the US Government has called on university students around the world to develop positive social media narratives to challenge extremism.
The group of students, under the supervision of UNESCO Chair and USI professor Lorenzo Cantoni, assisted by Dr. Silvia De Ascaniis, devised #faces4heritage as part of the graduate course on eGovernment (Master of Arts in Public Management and Policy). In competition with 44 other higher education institutions, the project developed at USI in Lugano has entered the finals, alongside a class from the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point, and one from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, a leading university in Pakistan and one of the top institutes in the Asian continent.

Read the full press release by USI – Università della Svizzera italiana

#faces4heritage: a ‘face-off’ against extremism