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.

Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Canada

Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Canada: An opinion piece written by Vivek Venkatesh, Co-Chair UNESCO-PREV. The co-holder of the UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism at Concordia University, Vivek Venkatesh, wrote an opinion letter in the newspaper “Le Devoir” highlighting the importance of the terrorist threat from far-right groups in Canada. More information here.

Official Launch of the UNESCO-PREV Chair

With nearly one hundred guests, the official launch of the UNESCO-PREV Chair took place on February 23, 2018, at the Université de Sherbrooke, in the presence of the Minister of International Relations and Francophonie, Christine St -Pierre, the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie of the Government of Canada, the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Mr. Sébastien Goupil and the Representative of the Government of Quebec from the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO, Mrs. Maria Mourani, the Rector of the Université de Sherbrooke, Mr. Pierre Cossette and the President of the Université