Workshop: "Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism"

Start Date

Wednesday January 18, 2017

End Date

Thursday January 19, 2017


9:30 am - 1:30 pm


Delta Kingston Waterfront

*Co-sponsored with the Centre for International and Defence Policy

One of the dominant contemporary national and global security challenges is violent extremism and terrorism. Violent extremism is defined as encouraging, condoning, justifying, or supporting the commission of a violent act to achieve political, ideological, religious, social, or economic goals. The complexities of violent extremism need to be systematically analyzed so as to improve our understanding of causal mechanisms linking radicalization, extremism and terrorism, and to permit the development of effective counter-extremism and counter-terrorism policies, strategies and activities. Efforts to prevent the process of radicalization to violence have to be multi-sectoral, society wide and international if we are to prevent extremism from taking root.

 Workshop Program/Agenda (PDF, 820KB)