Explore this page to learn about events held by the UNESCO-PREV Chair and its partners, which include webinars, summer institutes, conferences and panels.

The legal and Political Issues of the Fight Against Terrorism

Location: Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Brussels

Start Date: 14/03/2019 12:00 pm   End Date: 14/03/2019 4:00 pm

GREPEC (Groupe de Recherche en Matière Pénale et Criminelle) and CReSPo (Centre de Recherche en Science Politique), de l’Université Saint-Louis – Brussels, organized the conference-debate – “The legal and Political Issues of the Fight Against Terrorism: A Comparative Approach Between Belgium and France.” Despite the Islamic State losing ground in Syria and Iraq, the fight against terrorism remains an important issue for European states today. For several years, France and Belgium have multiplied their efforts to prevent attacks similar to those of November 13, 2015, in Paris and March 22, 2016, in Brussels. Faced with a vague and polymorphous threat,

Building Connected Communities – A Woman’s Journey for Human Rights

Location: Vancouver, BC

Start Date: 12/03/2019 7:00 pm   End Date: 12/03/2019 9:00 pm

Equitas organized a community dialogue in Vancouver –Building Connected Communities – A Woman’s Journey for Human Rights. The guest of honor was Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, a Hungarian human rights specialist currently based in Senegal, who has worked with civil society and multilateral organizations in various countries, including Somalia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. and with the Government of Hungary in the areas of discrimination, racism, minority rights, social inclusion and other related issues. She is the former a Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The community dialogue was facilitated by a diverse panel including Silvio

Secularism, Radicalization, Islamophobia

Location: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

Start Date: 04/03/2019 10:00 am   End Date: 04/03/2019 4:00 pm

CEFIR offered the following workshops: Secularism, Radicalization, Islamophobia: A series of Trainings on Current Notions. The CEFIR team offered a series of workshops to various audiences in the Montérégie. On March 4, Associate Researcher Stéphanie Tremblay, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at UQÀM, trained educators at the Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on the issues surrounding the notion of secularism. On March 12, director Martin Geoffroy, a professor at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, facilitated the workshop The Paths of Radicalization to the CIUSSS Montérégie-Est. As social workers, specialized educators and front-line psychologists are often the first to respond to violent radicalization, it

Forum Dialogue+ in Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Start Date: 01/03/2019 10:00 am   End Date: 01/03/2019 4:00 pm

The Dialogue Plus Project of the “Organisation Actions Interculturelles” (AIDE), organized the Forum Dialogue Plus in Ottawa. The Dialogue + Forum brought together in one place young people in action wishing to contribute to initiatives leading to dialogue and intercultural understanding, as well as actors and decision-makers from various sectors (political, municipal, education, youth, immigration, economic, community, health and social services, employability). More information here

Religious, Sectarian and Ethnocultural Violence

Location: Longueuil, Quebec

Start Date: 22/02/2019 9:00 am   End Date: 22/02/2019 5:00 pm


The Centre for Research on Society, Law, and Religion, Université de Sherbrooke (SoDRUS) and the Chair organized a study day on February 22 in Longueuil, on the theme of “Religious, Sectarian and Ethnocultural Violence: Legitimation Speeches, Partisan Activism, Perspectives at the Heart of Democracies in Western space.” This study day aims to shed new light on the discourses and representations of religious, sectarian and ethnocultural violence by questioning social issues such as freedom of conscience, criticism of the sacred and the justification of violence through sacred texts.

Violent Radicalization: The Dilemmas of Prevention and Intervention

Location: McGill, Montreal

Start Date: 20/12/2018 12:00 pm   End Date: 20/12/2018 1:00 pm

SHERPA collaborated on a series of webinars on global mental health. Violent Radicalization: The Dilemmas of Prevention and Intervention. Radicalization leading to violence is a global social phenomenon affecting both majority and minority groups with significant consequences on individual and collective well-being. This may be related to mental health issues in multiple ways – not just because psychological and psychopathological factors are crucial for radicalization leading to violence, but also because psychological distress, grief and trauma are important public health consequences of this form of violence, which can also feed off rage and despair. Speaker: Dr. Cécile Rousseau, Professor of