Upcoming TSAS Events &

Professional Learning Opportunities

1) Junior Affiliate Research Workshop, July 21, 2017, Carleton University

Canada is experiencing its first real surge of interest in graduate studies focused on aspects of terrorism and counterterrorism, and this new wave of novice scholars are significantly expanding the range of topics under study from a Canadian perspective.

The TSAS Junior Affiliate Workshop offers a sample of some the original and high quality work underway, introducing some of the new scholars who will be shaping the next generation of research in Canada and internationally.

No charge to attend. See Agenda, Eligibility Requirements and Other Details below.

2) TSAS Summer Academy – July 17-21, 2017 Carleton University

Deadline for Policy Professionals EXTENDED until full or to June 28.

TSAS aims to cultivate a new generation of well-informed scholars and policy analysts. The Summer Academy is a principal part of this plan and brings together graduate students, post-doctoral students and policy makers and analysts, and law enforcement from across Canada to participate in a highly focused, week long, learning experience. The Summer Academy is designed to foster a comprehensive understanding of radicalization, terrorism, and security and how all of these intersect with the rapidly changing nature of Canadian society.

See Tentative Agenda and Details below.

Other Learning Opportunities

3) API:6339 “From Global to National Security: Emerging Trends and Challenges” University of Ottawa Graduate School of Public and International Affairs August 13-19, 2017

See Details below.

1) Junior Affiliate Research Workshop July 21, 2017

NPSIA, Carleton University Canal Building, CB-3101 http://carleton.ca/campus/map/

Open to Jr & Sr Research Affiliates of TSAS & Fed & Prov Government Employees

No Charge to attend, Lunch will be served. / RSVP to ec2ford@uwaterloo.ca by July 18th


8:30 am Arrival and Registration

8:45–9am Welcome & Introduction by Maxime Bérubé and Lorne Dawson

9-10am Keynote: Lorne Dawson, Sociology, Univ. of Waterloo

‘What is the Role of Ideology in the Radicalization of Western Jihadi Terrorists? The debate continues’

10 – 10:30 am COFFEE BREAK

10 – 12 pm Panel 1: Understudied fields in terrorism

1) ‘Kidnapping for Ransom: Ideologies, Outcomes, and Strategies for Canada.’ Muna Osman, MA, NPSIA, Carleton and Josiah Witherspoon, MA, NPSIA

2) ‘Terrorism Hoaxes: The Canadian Experience.’ Nicole Tishler, PHD, NPSIA, Carleton University

3) ‘Nascent Insurrections: Understanding Militant Group Escalations from Low-level Violence to Sustained Armed Conflict.’ Michael Shkolnick, PHD, NPSIA, Carleton

12 – 1 pm LUNCH

1– 2:30 Panel 2: Radicalization and Violent Extremism

4) ‘The Recruitment and Radicalization of Youth in Terrorist Organizations: A Nexus Between Online and Offline Behaviour.’ Ashlee Babcock, MA Ballsilie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo

5) ‘Understanding the Diversity of Jihadi rhetoric : Who, says what, and how?’ Maxime Bérubé, PhD, Criminology, Université de Montréal.

6) ‘Salafi-Jihadism and Canada’s Public Safety: The Role of Ideology in Radicalization.’ Yaqub Ibrahimi, PHD, Carleton University

2:30 – 2:45 pm BREAK

2:45 – 4:15 pm Panel 3: Counterterrorism

7) ‘Community Focused Counter Radicalization Initiatives: An Analysis of Project Leaders’ Experiences, Perceptions and Lessons Learnt.’ Ahmed Kawser, PHD, Research Fellow with the Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS) University of Manitoba.

8) ‘The Rhetoric and Practice of Counter-Terrorism in Canada: Vilification, Stigmatization, and Marginalization of Muslim Communities’ Aziz Rahman PhD, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba

9)’How violent extremism can best be countered at universities and colleges in Canada’ Katie Ford, PHD Sociology, University of Waterloo

4:15- 4:30pm Closing remarks

2) TSAS Summer Academy, NPSIA, Carlton July 17-21, 2017

Registration Deadline EXTENDED for Policy Professionals until full or July 28, 2017. Registration Details at: http://tsas.ca/events/summer-academy/

Tentative Program

Mon. July 17 – Context

1) Jeremy Littlewood, Professor, NPSIA, Carleton University

‘History of Terrorism in Canada’

2) Susheel Gupta, Director, Air India Victims’ Families Association;

Vice-Chairperson, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

‘Terrorism in Canada: Victim’s Perspective’

3) Craig Forcese, Professor, Law, University of Ottawa

‘Critical Legal Perspectives on National Security’

4) Colonel Francis Paccagnini, Homeland security attaché / Embassy of France

‘Lessons from the Terrorist Attacks in Nice and Paris’

Tues. July 18 – Responding to the Threat

1) Ritu Banerjee, Director, Operational Policy and Review, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness at the Public Safety and National Security Committee

‘Roles and Responsibilities for National Security’

2) Rauri Nicholason, Deputy Director-General, Counter-terrorism Division, CSIS

‘CSIS Perspectives on National Security’

3) Steve Nordstrom, RCMP

‘Role of RCMP in National Security’

4) Phil Gurski, Ex-CSIS analyst, Current CEO Borealis Threat & Risk Consulting

‘A Day in the Life a Security Analyst’

Wednesday July 19 – Research on Radicalization and Terrorism

1) Lorne Dawson, Sociology & Legal Studies, Religious Studies, University of Waterloo

‘The Social Ecology of Home Grown Terrorism’

2) Amarnath Amarsingam, Research Fellow, Institute for Strategic Dialogue

‘Western Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq’

3) Barbara Perry, Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

‘Far Right Extremism in Canada’

4) FINTRAC Panel: 3 Panelists representing 3 aspects of financial intelligence functions (strategic, tactical, & policy perspective)

‘FINTRAC: An overview of the Centre’s role in detecting, deterring and preventing the financing of terrorist activities’

Thursday July 20 – Engaging with the Community

1) Kevin Farrell, British Embassy,

‘Countering Violent Extremism in the UK’

2) Ghayda Hassan, Professor Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal

‘Countering Violent Extremism’

3) Marian Misdrahi, Sociologist, Centre for Prevention of Radicalization to Violence,

‘Countering Violent Extremism’

3) Other Learning Opporuntities

University of Ottawa Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Summer School Program

API 6339 “From Global to National Security: Emerging Trends and Challenges” August 13-19, 2017

This intensive, week-long summer course will seek to introduce students to an understanding of some of the key challenges facing the global system from security threats. It will address the ways in which those challenges are presented and analyse the efforts to counter them domestically, in a Canadian context.

Among the topics to be covered will be the following:

The global and Canadian security environments
Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
Espionage and its impacts
The Canadian intelligence and security system
Cyber aggression and cyber security
Security and democracy
The Future of security and insecurity
The course will be led by Professor Wark, one of Canada’s leading experts on security and intelligence issues. Invited guest experts will join the course for selected topics.

Admission is on a first-come, first serve basis with course registration numbers capped. The final deadline for admission is Monday, July 31.

Interested participants seeking more information about the course may contact Professor Wesley Wark at Wesley.Wark@uottawa.ca For registration inquiries please contact France Prud’Homme at frprud@uottawa.ca