OUR LATEST NEWS

Find the latest news related to the activities led by the UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Extremism and its network, including notable interventions of our experts in the media, in this section.

Deconfinement: There Is No Perfect Solution

Professor David Morin, co-holder of the UNESCO-PREV Chair, is co-author of this text on deconfinement in Quebec. While the situation appears to be stable in other parts of Quebec, Montreal is among the cities most affected worldwide by the COVID-19 pandemic. In certain boroughs and more importantly in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs), the situation far exceeds the government’s capacity to assist certain segments of the population. The COVID-19 pandemic has thus turned into a sectoral humanitarian crisis.

“Peace, Citizenship and Resilience in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts” Webinar

An initiative of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), the panel “Peace, Citizenship and Resilience in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts” is part of the webinar series “Societies We Want”. The panel will take place on May 28, 2020 from 10:00 to 13:00 via Zoom and will also be broadcasted on Facebook and Youtube.

COVID – Is Misinformation a Phantom Threat?

Organized by the DiploLab in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy in France, the debate “COVID – Is Misinformation a Phantom Threat?” took place on May 14th via videoconference. Marie-Ève Carignan, the UNESCO-PREV Chair’s Head of Media Division and professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, participated in the discussion.

A UNESCO Chair Is Launching An Online Course to Counter the Rise of Violent Extremism and Hate Speech

The world is experiencing an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While initiatives and actions of solidarity and dialogue are numerous, messages of hate and intolerance are spreading. Fake news, misinformation and disinformation are being used to target people, communities, countries, and research institutions. To help address these issues, the UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism (Canada) is launching the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘From Hate to Hope: Building Understanding and Resilience’.

COVID-19: Poll Finds Conspiracies Are Gaining Ground

Youth are more likely to believe in conspiracies, as are Canadians living outside Quebec. Nearly one in ten Canadians believes in conspiracy theories surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary findings from a team of researchers at the Université de Sherbrooke. In addition, adherence to conspiracies appears to be related to psychosocial stressors.

COVID-19 Is Creating A World Crisis in Education

The knock-on impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been wide-ranging and far-reaching, touching everything from economies to health systems and social norms in every corner of the globe. Some of its most significant impacts have been in the area of education. Here is how the response is shaping up—plus our recommended online resources.