Vivek Venkatesh, one of the UNESCO-PREV Chair’s co-holders, alongside Tiana Gaudette (Simon Fraser University) and Ryan Scrivens (Michigan State University), recently published a new article titled “The Role of the Internet in Facilitating Violent Extremism: Insights from Former Right-Wing Extremists” in Terrorism and Political Violence.
Concordia University’s Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) has received a prestigious grant of $1.8 million spread over the next seven (7) years from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC), one of the province’s most renowned research funding institutions.
Justine Castonguay-Payant, doctoral student in education sciences at the Université de Montréal and member of the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR), and Martin Geoffroy, director of CEFIR and professor of sociology at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, recently published a research report titled “Radicalization, sensitive subjects and co-constructions of knowledge: a review of the literature”. This report explores key research on approaches to addressing sensitive topics, particularly radicalization, in college education. This question is at the heart of the educational community’s concerns about issues that can affect both students and teachers.