UNESCO-PREV Chair Annual Report 2018 Now Available

The UNESCO-PREV Chair Annual Reports provide a comprehensive overview of its organizational structure; statistics; actions, activities and impacts; financial partnerships and grants.  The 2018 Annual Report is now available and includes structure-related actions, such as team member recruitment, website creation, the gradual implementation of internal structures, the initial phase toward a global mapping of expertise and bank of specialists set to expand over the coming years. It also contains several major research projects, scientific publications, and numerous training, awareness and knowledge transfer activities. To view the 2018 Annual Report, please click here.

The UNESCO-PREV Chair invited to conduct a workshop in Colombia

 The City of Bogotá, Colombia and its Chamber of Commerce invited Pablo Madriaza, the General Coordinator of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, to lead a two-day workshop on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence in schools from August 26 to 29, 2019. Representatives of various public sector institutions attended the event whose aim was to develop a preventive protocol against violent radicalization adapted to secondary schools. Much of Colombia’s recent history has been marked by the presence of extreme left and right-wing armed groups, some of which are recognized by Public Safety Canada as terrorist groups, including the FARC [Fuerzas Armadas

“Praising and/or Cursing God Through Music” now available online

Vivek Venkatesh, Director, Project SOMEONE, and Éric Bellavance, historian, biblical scholar and course lecturer at Université de Montréal, McGill University and Concordia University, recently edited Praising and/or Cursing God Through Music, a special issue of Théologiques, a journal from the Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences at Université de Montréal. Fifteen local, national and international researchers contributed to this publication that explores this subject from the point of view of a variety of academic disciplines.  The issue is now available online here.

COORDINATOR FOR THE PREV-IMPACT PROJECT

The UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Extremism (PREV) is looking for a COORDINATOR FOR THE PREV-IMPACT PROJECT. To learn more about the position and the application process, please click here. Please apply by Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5 pm the latest.

Outreach Event – Google Trust and Safety

Initiatives like the Christchurch Call to Action emphasize the international and domestic need for enhanced collaboration among a range of actors including the digital industry, researchers, practitioners, civil society and governments, in tackling violent extremist and terrorist use of the internet (VETUI). Public Safety Canada organized this event as an opportunity for Canadian experts representing these sectors to engage with representatives from Google, including their Trust and Safety team and Jigsaw. The Google team reviewed their approach to VETUI, covering areas such as policies and procedures, as well as how they draw from existing knowledge, information and best practices. This was

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