Dr. M. Ayaz Naseem and Dr. Adeela Arshad-Ayaz are hosting the 2nd International Symposium on Teaching about Extremism, Terror, and Trauma. What is radicalization? What can educators do about it? The symposium is on April 14-16 at the Department of Education, Concordia University, Faubourg Building, 1610 Ste-Catherine West, Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8. This year’s symposium aims to provide an intellectual space for scholarship focused on the phenomenon of ‘Radicalization of Youth’ in post 9/11 context, and the role education can play in addressing the phenomenon. There are three sub-themes that engage with the broader conference theme. (1) What is radicalization? The debate. (2) What radicalizes? (3) How can education contribute to prevention and de-radicalization? For program details, see http://www.tett.ca/program.html
The 1st International Symposium Teaching about Extremism, Terror and Trauma: 9/11–Policy, Pedagogy and Curriculum was held on March 23-24, 2015 at Concordia University in Montreal. Co-sponsored by Concordia University, Montreal and Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA the First International Symposium on Teaching about Extremism, Terror and Trauma focused on the policy, pedagogy and curricular dimensions of teaching about extremism. The invitation only symposium hosted scholars and experts from Israel, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Pakistan, and Germany. The symposium engaged over 50 local, national and international delegates and organizations.