University of Jordan Team Wins Second Place of P2P Competition in Washington, DC

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A University of Jordan (UJ) team has won the 2nd place of the global fall Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Challenging Extremism competition which took place in Washington DC.

UJ’s team presented their digital counter extremism campaign ‘Athar’, which denotes that “small actions can make a big impact”, creating an electronic and printed Arabic content about good morals, moderation and rejection of extremism. The content was disseminated through social media platforms, and various events and activities held in schools, universities, and other educational institutions.

UJ president received the team members in his office and congratulated them on the win and paid special thanks to team leader Mohammad Al-Nashash for his tremendous efforts in overcoming all challenges and leading the team and the University towards this global achievement. During the meeting, team leader Mohammad Al-Nashash presented an explanation about ‘Athar’ and spoke about the team’s participation in the Competition and extended his appreciations on behalf of the team for the continued support and encouragement received from the University.

P2P is a global university initiative implemented in over 800 colleges and universities around the world, where university students from around the world develop and execute campaigns and social media strategies against extremism that are credible, authentic, and believable to their peers and resonate within their communities.

The competition is organized by NESA Center for Strategic Studies in partnership with Facebook and EdVenture Partners.

During this competition, three of the top teams from the Near East and South Asia region, from over 20 that made the previous rounds in the fall competition, competed in Washington, D.C. for the title of winner.