Terrorism in Canada: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Terrorism is an ever-changing threat that poses on-going risks to Canadian national security. In fact, Canada was the target of the largest single terror attack in history before 9/11, and the scene of foiled plots and deadly attacks in the post-9/11 era. Though the terrorism threat may fade from public view between attacks, it will remain an issue of concern for the foreseeable future and requires critical study.

This intensive course will examine the terrorist threat to Canada and how it is being managed. Instruction will consist of a series of short lectures and case studies. Participants will be engaged throughout and encouraged to offer their own views.

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  • Understand what does and does not constitute terrorism

  • Appreciate the roles of the various agencies tasked with countering terrorism

  • Examine how terrorism has changed in Canada over the decades

  • Discuss the future of terrorism and counter-terrorism

  • Anyone with a need to know in order to stay ahead of the curve in the complex world of security

John Gilmour joins the PDI team after a thirty-seven year career in the federal government in positions of growing responsibility. His initial professional experience was with Transport Canada and the management of Canada’s major international airports. This  included serving as project manager and analyst for airport security programs. This led to a two-year assignment to the Security and Intelligence (Operations) section of the Privy Council office as a senior policy analyst, in support of the office of the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister (NSA).

From there John joined the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), where he served in a variety of branches, most recently as the Head-Strategic Planning and Operational Analysis with the Service’s Counter Terrorism Division.  Although retiring in 2018 from the Service, John continues to be retained as a senior advisor for that  unit.

John has a BA from Carleton University (Ottawa), and a Masters and Ph.D from the War Studies Program of the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston).

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Security Policy Institute

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Terrorism is an ever-changing threat that poses on-going risks to Canadian national security. In fact, Canada was the target of the largest single terror attack in history before 9/11, and the scene of foiled plots and deadly attacks in the post-9/11 era. Though the terrorism threat may fade from public view between attacks, it will remain an issue of concern for the foreseeable future and requires critical study.

This intensive course will examine the terrorist threat to Canada and how it is being managed. Instruction will consist of a series of short lectures and case studies. Participants will be engaged throughout and encouraged to offer their own views.

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Terrorism in Canada: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Course Code: 

777

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10days before the course start date

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John Gilmour joins the PDI team after a thirty-seven year career in the federal government in positions of growing responsibility. His initial professional experience was with Transport Canada and the management of Canada’s major international airports. This  included serving as project manager and analyst for airport security programs. This led to a two-year assignment to the Security and Intelligence (Operations) section of the Privy Council office as a senior policy analyst, in support of the office of the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister (NSA).

From there John joined the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), where he served in a variety of branches, most recently as the Head-Strategic Planning and Operational Analysis with the Service’s Counter Terrorism Division.  Although retiring in 2018 from the Service, John continues to be retained as a senior advisor for that  unit.

John has a BA from Carleton University (Ottawa), and a Masters and Ph.D from the War Studies Program of the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston).

Audience: 

Anyone with a need to know in order to stay ahead of the curve in the complex world of security

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5.00

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Terrorism in Canada: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Online Session)
May 4, 5, 6, 7, 2021
9:00 - 12:00
$995.00
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