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Vivek Venkatesh Participating in the III World Congress of Transdisciplinarity

As part of the upcoming III World Congress of Transdisciplinarity taking place November 2-6, 2021, Mexico City. Project Someone Director, Vivek Venkatesh, will participate in a virtual symposium titled “Trans-violence: the transdisciplinary reasons to overcome violence” on January 29, 2021. There, he will present “Social Pedagogy to Build Resilience Against Hate Speech: Primary Prevention of Radicalisation to Violent Extremism.”

 

For more information on the virtual conference, please click here.

Congratulations to Project Someone Collaborator Maxime Bérubé

The Project Someone team is happy to congratulate our collaborator, Maxime Bérubé, on his recently appointed position as Professor of Forensic Science in the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics at the University de Québec à Trois Rivières. We wish him all the best in his new role.

Unesco-Prev Co-Chairs, Concordia CSLP Members, Participate in Documentary on Daech

Photo: Télé-Québec

Concordia CSLP members and UNESCO-PREV co-Chairs Ghayda Hassan and David Morin, recently participated in Les poussières de Daech, a Quebec documentary that aired on Télé-Québec on September 2. 

The film is a follow-up to T’es où, Youssef? Gabriel Allard-Gagnon (Canada, 2016), a documentary on journalist Raed Hammoud’s search for his friend Youssef, a young Quebecer of Moroccan origin who left to join Daech.

Les poussières de Daech follows the aftermath of Youssef’s death and the fate of his young daughter living in a refugee camp. Leïla, Youssef’s sister, and Raed will go all the way to Syria to find the little girl. The film questions whether children should be the victims of their parents’ decisions to join terrorist organizations. 

To view the trailer (in French only), please click here.

To read more on Unesco-PREV’s website, please click here.

To read Télé Québec’s Press Release, please click here.

Vivek Venkatesh Discusses Online Extremism on CBC Radio’s Spark

Photo: Maya Detière-Venkatesh

Project Someone Director, Vivek Venkatesh, recently joined host Nora Young on CBC Radio’s Spark to discuss the Boogaloo Bois, QAnon, and online extremism. The interview is available now, and you can listen to it by clicking here.

Congratulations to Project Someone Collaborator Dan Mamlok

The Project Someone team would like to take a moment to congratulate our collaborator, Dan Mamlok, on his new position as a tenure track lecturer at the School of Education at Tel Aviv University, where he will be teaching in the Democratic Education Program.

Upcoming Interview with Vivek Venkatesh on Radio VM’s ‘Musique et Science’

Photo: Vivek Venkatesh

Project Someone Director and Landscape of Hate co-founder, Vivek Venkatesh, will join host Louis Brouillette for upcoming episode of the French podcast Musique et Science on Radio VM. The discussion topic revolves around black metal and anashîd as bearers of hatred or peace. The show will air Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 1:30 to 2:00 pm on Radio VM.

Vivek Venkatesh to Discuss PROFILE at Upcoming IRIPI Conference

Vivek Venkatesh will be speaking at the upcoming conference: Racisme et antiracisme : agir en milieu de l’éducation [Racism and Anti-Racism: Taking Action in Education] hosted by Collège de Maisonneuve’s Institut de recherche sur l’intégration professionnelle des immigrants (IRIPI), where he will discuss PROFILE; a toolkit that addresses systemic racism and offers possible ways forward.

This free online event takes place on Zoom on September 24 and 25, 2020, but requires registration here.

For more information about the event, please click here.

PROFILE Toolkit Featured on ICI Radio Canada

On August 11, Project Someone Director, Vivek Venkatesh, appeared on ICI Radio Canada’s Région zéro 8 program to discuss the recently launched PROFILE Toolkit to fight systemic racism. To listen to the two-part interview (in French), please click here and here.

 

Project Someone Collaborators’ Study on the Internet and Violent Extremism Featured on GNET

The Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET), an academic research initiative of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) specializing in the understanding and prevention of technology used for terrorism, is featuring “The Role of the Internet in Facilitating Violent Extremism: Insights from Former Right-Wing Extremists” a recent study by Simon Fraser University’s Tiana Gaudette, Michigan State University’s Ryan Scrivens, and Project Someone Director Vivek Venkatesh.

 To view the article, please click here.

PROFILE Toolkit Featured in Montreal’s Le Devoir Newspaper

Photo: Hubert Hayaud Le Devoir

Magdaline Boutros of Montreal francophone newspaper’s Le Devoir, recently spoke to Project Someone Director, Vivek Venkatesh, about PROFILE. This new toolbox addresses the problem of systemic racism and offers possible ways forward.

In the article, Dr. Venkatesh explains the reasoning behind the toolkit’s development and its possible uses by key stakeholders in the community.

To read the article (in French only), please click here.