TSAS Junior Affiliate Research Workshop
Friday July 21, 2017
NPSIA, Carleton University CB #3101

Open to Federal & Provincial employees &
TSAS Junior and Senior Research Affiliates
RSVP to ec2ford@uwaterloo.ca by July 18.
There is no fee to attend. Lunch will be served)

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.

Tentative Agenda:
8:30 am Arrival and Registration
8:45 –9 am Welcome & Introduction by Maxime Bérubé and Lorne Dawson
9-10:00 am Lorne Dawson, Professor Sociology & Legal Studies, University of Waterloo,
– What is the Role of Ideology in the Radicalization of Western Jihadi Terrorists? The Debate Continues
10:00 – 10:30 am BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 pm Panel 1: Understudied fields in terrorism (Moderator – M. Bérubé)
1) Muna Osman (MA, NPSIA, Carleton) and Josiah Witherspoon (MA, NPSIA)
– Kidnapping for Ransom: Ideologies, Outcomes, and Strategies for Canada
2) Nicole Tishler (PHD, NPSIA, Carleton)
– Terrorism Hoaxes: The Canadian Experience
3) Michael Shkolnik (PHD, NPSIA, Carleton)
– Nascent Insurrections: Understanding Militant Group Escalations from Low-level Violence to Sustained Armed Conflict
12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00– 2:30 pm Panel 2: Radicalization and violent extremism (Moderator – Katie Ford)
4) Ashlee Babcock, (MA Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo)
– The Recruitment and Radicalization of Youth in Terrorist Organizations: A Nexus Between Online and Offline Behaviour
5) Maxime Bérubé, PhD, Criminology, Université de Montréal.
– Understanding the diversity of jihadi rhetoric: Who, says what, and how?
6) Yaqub Ibrahimi, PHD, Political Science, Carleton
– Salafi-Jihadism and Canada’s Public Safety: The Role of Ideology in Radicalization
2:30 – 2:45 pm BREAK
2:45 – 4:15 pm Panel 3: Counterterrorism (Moderator – Nicole Tishler)
7) Ahmed Kawser (PHD, Research Fellow with the Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS)
– Community Focused Counter Radicalization Initiatives: An Analysis of Project Leaders’ Experiences, Perceptions and Lessons Learnt
8) Aziz Rahman (PhD, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba)
– The Rhetoric and Practice of Counter-Terrorism in Canada: Vilification, Stigmatization, and Marginalization of Muslim Communities
9) Katie Ford, (PHD Sociology, University of Waterloo)
– Governing Campus Extremism: The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Ontario
4:15- 4:30 pm Closing remarks