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Counterterrorism and Identities: Canadian Viewpoints

Counterterrorism and Identities: Canadian Viewpoints

Thursday, April 30, 2015
12:00pm - 1:15pm

START Headquarters, 8400 Baltimore Ave., Suite 250, College Park, MD


On Thursday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. a group of Canadian researchers will visit START to participate in a discussion about Canadian attitudes toward terrorism and counterterrorism. The discussion will be led with a talk by Jack Jedwab, President of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute of Identities and Migration.

In this presentation, Jack Jedwab, will display a detailed analysis of Canadian public opinion on questions of national security, terrorism and counterterrorism. He will explore the way religious identification, age, gender and values impact how the public view these issues, in addition to events such as September 11th and more recent terrorist incidents in Canada and abroad. With the safety of the public and the fight against terrorism increasingly regarded as a responsibility shared between government and its citizens, this talk will explore public support for Canadian institutions and the extent to which the public feels confident in their approaches to counterterrorism.

Jack Jedwab is currently President of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute of Identities and Migration. He holds a doctoral degree in History from Concordia University. From 1994-1998, he served as Executive Director for the Quebec Region of the Canadian Jewish Congress. He also lectured at McGill University from 1983-2008 in the sociology and political science departments. He is the founding editor of the Canadian Diversity and the Canadian Journal for Social Research publications. One of Canada's most-quoted researchers, Dr. Jedwab has written extensively for national media on the issues of immigration, human rights and national security.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP's are strongly encouraged as a light lunch will be served to attendees.