Preventing Violent Extremism: Using a Pan Disciplinary Approach

Event Time Online: 9:00am-12:30pm EDT (UTC-4)
In Person: 9:00am-17:00pm EDT (UTC-4)
The purpose of this conference is to present current research and expertise in a PVE panel.

About this event

Violent Extremism is a present and growing threat in Canada and around the world. As with so many complex problems, we need to tap into expertise across disciplines and look for ways to prevent violent extremism that takes creative and collaborative approaches.

This conference will include a morning of panels from experts in the field of PVE in the field of Psychology and Political Science. The first panel will examine the theories and contextual factors that need to be taken into account when addressing violent extremism. The second panel will identify key lessons learned from those working in the field of PVE and how they can inform our theoretical lenses.

This conference brings together experts from social sciences and theatre, shares the latest knowledge on the prevention of violent extremism and will offer an engaging and interactive way to mobilize knowledge to a larger audience to combat violent extremism in Canada.

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Please note: proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (two does) and the wearing of masks in-doors is a requirement of attending in-person conferences at Bishop’s University at this time.

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Agenda (Online and in Person)

9:00-10:30 : How Theory informs the Field

Chaired by: Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin Brûlé (Bishop’s University)

  • Dr. Djallil Lounnas (Al Akhawayn university)
  • Dr. Adib Bencherif (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Mr. André Abel Barry (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie)

10:30-11:00 : Health Break

11:00-12:30 : How the Field informs Theory

Chaired by: Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin Brûlé (Bishop’s University)

  • Dr. Ghayda Hassan & Dr. Sebastien Brouillette Alarie (Université du Québec à Montréal & CPN-PREV)
  • Mr. Micah Clark (Carleton University) & Mr. Andrew Pel (Moonshot CVE)
  • Dr. Heather Lawford (Bishop’s University): Who I am and what I leave behind: Framing Life Stories of Former Extremists in Identity and Legacy Work

(In Person Only)

12:30-14:00 : Lunch

14:30-16:30 : Interactive Forum Theater

16:30-17:00 : Closing Remarks


With the generous support of: Bishop’s University, The Students Commission of Canada, The Community Resiliency Fund, Public Safety Canada, and The Network for Strategic Analysis.


Friday, March 18, 2022


EDT (UTC-4). Online portion ends @12:30pm
09:00 - 17:00

Location Mixed Attendance Mode

Bishop’s University
Free Registration

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces / Le Ministère de la Défense nationale et les Forces armées canadiennes