Upcoming Lunch and Learn
In the post 9/11 era, the topic of terrorism resonates like never before. The attacks in New York and Washington are seared into our memories, and brought terrorism to the fore of our consciousness. Since that fateful morning, acts of terrorism seem to increase daily, and, in a some countries are all too frequent.
Canada is not immune to the threat of terrorism and has witnessed a number of incidents, both foiled and successful over the past 20 years. But how significant is the terrorist threat? How does it rank among other threats to national security and public safety? How much money and how many people should we devote to combating it?
This presentation will be of great interest to anyone involved in national security, in an intelligence capacity, and concerned citizens.
Speaker: Phil Gurski
Former senior strategist analyst at CSIS and CSE and also the author of five books on terrorism, Phil Gurski explores past Canadian involvement with terrorism, the current position and where the country is headed on such matters.
Lunch will be served.
When: December 3, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, 12 Floor, Room 12102, Ottawa ON.
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Phil Gurski is President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. (www.borealisthreatandrisk.com). He worked as a senior strategic analyst for CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown extremism and radicalization.
From 1983 to 2001, he worked as a senior multilingual analyst for Communications Security Establishment, specializing in the Middle East. He has written extensively on terrorism issues. His most recent book is An End to the War on Terrorism.