Media Advisory - Webinar Media Invitation-Recognizing Radicalization: The Search for Behavioural Indicators

OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The recent events in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad have dominated headlines. How and why individuals radicalize to violence is still not entirely clear and attention needs to be given to understanding the root causes of the problem.

Former CSIS strategic analyst Phil Gurski will lead a discussion on the drivers and influences leading to violent extremism at a live 60-minute webinar on November 20, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Gurski will discuss these incidents on Canada's soil, as well as present his latest research findings on how we may be able to recognize radicalization.

Speaker Background

Phil Gurski is a world-renowned expert on matters of radicalization. From 2001 to 2013, he worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS from 2001-2013, specializing in Al Qaeda-inspired violent extremism and radicalization. From 1983 to 2000 he was employed as a senior multilingual analyst at Communications Security Establishment, specializing in the Middle East. He has also served as senior special advisor in the National Security Directorate at Public Safety Canada from 2013 until his retirement from the civil service in May 2015. Mr. Gurski is also the author of the forthcoming book "The Threat from Within: Recognizing Al Qaeda-inspired Radicalization and Terrorism in the West" (Rowman and Littlefield).

Date:  November 20, 2015 at 02:00 PM EST

Read The Conference Board of Canada's latest commentary on the attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad

Media registration is required.

The Q&A portion of the webinar is reserved for paid participants.
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