THE ISIS ATTACKS ON PARIS: WHAT THEY MEAN FOR IMMIGRATION, REFUGEES AND SECURITY

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Friday, November 20th, 2015

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Friday, November 20, 20155:30PM - 7:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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On November 13, ISIS launched three murderous attacks in Paris, killing 132 people and wounding others. It was the worst terrorist atrocity in mainland France since World War II.

The panel will explore the implications of the attacks for immigration, refugees, and security in France, Europe, and Canada. It will also ask what can be done to stop ISIS, both in the Middle East and in Europe.

Live webcast of the event will be available at the following link: http://hosting2.desire2learncapture.com/MUNK/1/live/358.aspx

Bios:
Aisha Ahmad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her work explores the political economy of Islamist power in weak and failed states. She has conducted field research in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Kenya. In 2012, she was a fellow at the Belfer Center on Science and International Affair at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Paul Cohen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto. After completing his Ph.D. at Princeton, he first taught at the Université Paris-8 (Vincennes-St Denis), before joining the University of Toronto in 2005. A historian of early modern France, he pursues research interests in a range of distinct areas: the formation of nation-states; the social history of languages; and early modern empire. He has also published on issues of contemporary concern in France, including higher education in modern France, postwar state economic planning, and the history of food and wine. Cohen became interim Director of CEFMF in 2010, and has served as Director since 2012.

Lorne L. Dawson is a Full Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies and the Department of Religious Studies. He has served as the Chair of both departments. He has published three books, four edited books, and over sixty academic articles and book chapters. Most of his research was in the sociology of religion, in particular the study of new religious movements. Since 2008 terrorism has been the primary focus of his research, in particular the process of radicalization by which people become terrorists. In 2012 he co-founded the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS), and he is its Co-Director (see www.tsas.ca).

Randall Hansen is Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Immigration & Governance in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He works on Immigration and Citizenship, Demography and Population Policy and the Effects of War on Civilians.

Stephen M. Saideman is the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University. His research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention into intra-state conflicts. His current work focuses on Canadian and NATO’s efforts in Afghanistan and also on the mobilization of diaspora groups. He teaches courses on Civil-Military Relations and American Foreign and Defence Policy.

Stephen J. Toope is Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He was President and Vice-Chancellor, the University of British Columbia, from 2006-14. A former President of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, and Dean of Law, McGill University, Professor Toope also served as Law Clerk to the Rt. Hon. Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was Chair of the Board of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and currently serves as President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and as Director of the Public Policy Forum, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Royal Conservatory of Music, from which he received an Honorary Fellowship (2014).

Live webcast of the event will be available at the following link: http://hosting2.desire2learncapture.com/MUNK/1/live/358.aspx


Speakers

Aisha Ahmad
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Paul Cohen
Director, Centre des Études de la France et du Monde Francophone / Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World

Lorne Dawson
Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies and the Department of Religious Studies, University of Waterloo

Randall Hansen
Director, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Stephen Saideman
Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University

Stephen Toope
Director, Munk School of Global Affairs


Sponsors

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Munk School of Global Affairs

Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World/the Centre des Études de la France et du Monde Francophone


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