TSAS Highlights

Counter-Terrorism: Assessing the Policy Response

Save the Date!  Brown Bag Event on October 2 Join us on Friday, October 2 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for an engaging presentation by Benoit Gomis, author of Counter-Terrorism: Assessing the Policy Response. The event is free to attend. Light lunch provided. Date: Friday, October 2, 2015 Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. […]

Benoit Gomis on travel bans to terrorism hotspots

Benoit Gomis has written a piece for World Politics Review on why a travel ban to terrorism hotspots (already in place in Australia, and recently proposed by Stephen Harper) is, at best, likely to be ineffective, and, at worst, counterproductive. See the full article here: http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/16543/travel-bans-to-terrorism-hot-spots-won-t-deter-foreign-fighters

David C. Hofmann

TSAS congratulates David C. Hofmann, a TSAS junior affiliate, who has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology at State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He will be defending his dissertation on charismatic authority in terrorist groups in the Department of Sociology and Legal […]

TSAS Affiliate: Joanna Amirault

We would like to congratulate Dr. Joanna Amirault on being awarded one of Simon Fraser University’s 2015 Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medals! Supervised by a TSAS affiliate (Dr. Martin Bouchard), Joanna defended her doctoral dissertation Criminalizing Terrorism: The Impact of Context and Cohort Effects on the Sentencing Outcomes of Terrorist Offenders in August 2014. […]

Critical Infrastructure in Context workshop summary

The security of critical infrastructure (CI) has become a key concern for governments and security authorities in the post-9/11 period. On March 6th 2015 the Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiative @ Dalhousie University hosted a research workshop titled Critical Infrastructure in Context: Markets, Media & Communities in order to come to terms with some of the […]

Mitacs Internships

The Mitacs Accelerate program supports research projects with non-academic partners.* (minimum 4 months, with multi-year possibilities in one application). Each standard internship is valued at $15,000 as a grant awarded to the professor (no overhead is deducted by the universities) • $7,500 (cash) from the partner organization(s) and $7,500 from Accelerate • $10,000 minimum stipend […]

TSAS response to incidents in St. Jean sur Richelieu and Ottawa

[français au-dessous] TSAS is dedicated to the responsible investigation of radicalization, terrorism, security, and their impacts on societies. We stress the importance of relying on empirical research, facts, and evidence in the analysis of incidents such as the recent attacks in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa. Canada has a long history with terrorism and political violence, as […]