Author Archives: Sylvana

“Is There Radicalization in Chile?” Webinar on September 30th

Location: Online

Start Date: 30/09/2020 5:00 pm   End Date: 30/09/2020 6:30 pm

Pablo Madriaza, the scientific coordinator of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, has been invited to participate in the online conference “Is there radicalization in Chile? The Chilean Social Explosion and Comparative Evidence”. Organized by the Center for the Study of Conflict and Social Cohesion of Chile (COES), the event will take place on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (Quebec time).

Vivek Venkatesh at the 3rd World Congress on Transdisciplinarity

Location: Online

Start Date: 29/01/2021 9:00 am   End Date: 29/01/2021 9:00 pm

The International Centre for Transdisciplinary Research and Studies (CIRET) in France, the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) in Mexico, the UNESCO Transdisciplinary Chair on Human Development and Culture of Peace at the University of Florence (UTC) in Italy and the Centre for Transdisciplinary Education (CETRANS) in Brazil are co-organizing the Third World Congress on Transdisciplinarity. The event, which will be held from October 30, 2020 to September 3, 2021, will take place in virtual venues.

Vivek Venkatesh, co-holder of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, will participate in the academic activities of this virtual congress on January 29, 2021.

Vivek Venkatesh, co-titulaire de la Chaire UNESCO-PREV, participera aux activités académiques de ce congrès virtuel le 29 janvier 2021.

“From Antisemitism to Deep-State Theory: Understanding Conspiracy Theories to Better Confront It” Webinar

Location: Online

Start Date: 17/09/2020 10:30 pm   End Date: 17/09/2020 11:30 am

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRMV) and the Consultative Centre for Jewish-Israeli Relations (CIJA) are co-organizing a webinar called “From Antisemitism to Deep-State Theory: Understanding Conspiracy Theories to Better Confront Them”. The virtual event will take place on September 17, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30.

Marie-Ève Carignan, UNESCO-PREV Chair’s Director of the Media Division, will be a panelist alongside Jeff Yates, journalist at Radio-Canada, and Rudy Reichstadt, of Conspiracy Watch.

The Université du Québec à Montréal Unveils A Fact Sheet on the UNESCO-PREV Chair

During the summer of 2020, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) launched a series entitled Focus on Research and Creation. In the area of prevention and evaluation, a portrait of the UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism (UNESCO-PREV Chair) was presented.

Upcoming Concordia Webinar about PROFILE

Concordia University will be offering a webinar with guest speaker Vivek Venkatesh who will discuss the recently launched PROFILE. It is a toolkit that creates awareness around the impasse of systemic racism and profiling and offers possible ways forward.

The UNESCO-PREV Chair at EUROCRIM2020 Conference

In partnership with the University of Bucharest’s Faculty of Law, the European Society of Criminology will host its 20th EUROCRIM annual conference on September 10th and 11th, 2020. Pablo Madriaza, from the UNESCO-PREV Chair, will participate in the event as a panelist.

New Article on the Link Between the Internet and Violent Extremism

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.

Prestigious FRQSC Grant for Concordia’s CSLP

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.