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START researchers co-lead webinar series on security challenges in Malaysia


START researchers co-lead webinar series on security challenges in Malaysia

September 6, 2021Erin Copland

START partnered with the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) to co-host the "2021 Webinar Series: Migration, Security and Regional Militancy in Sabah and the Greater Sulu Celebes Sea" this summer.

This series was part of the joint research project “Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah,” which focuses on security issues in Sabah, Malaysia.

The webinar series sought to provide awareness, knowledge-transfer, and capacity-building in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) to local scholars, practitioners, early career researchers and students, based on research findings on pertinent issues related to security, migration and regional militancy in Sabah and the greater Sulu Celebes Sea.

The topics covered in the series included ethical consideration in social science research during Covid-19, migration and the security context in Sabah, understanding the differences of security threats in peninsular Malaysia and regional and governmental responses to security challenges in the Sulu Celebes Sea.

Recordings of the webinar series can be seen on START's Multimedia page, at these links: