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CIC Montreal: Foreign fighters after ISIS – a discussion with Phil Gurski

November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Description

With IS declining it is unlikely that foreign fighters, including Canadians, will try to join the group now. Unfortunately, there are several dozen current conflicts on three continents that may attract the next generation. Join Phil Gurski, former CSIS strategic analyst as he discusses this theme and his latest book “The Lesser Jihads: Bringing Islamist extremism to the world.”

Speaker’s Biography

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting. He worked as a strategic analyst in the Canadian intelligence community for over 30 years, including 15 at CSIS, with assignments at Public Safety Canada and the Ontario Provincial Police . He specializes in radicalization and homegrown Al Qaeda/Islamic State/Islamist-inspired extremism. He has spoken to audiences about terrorism across Canada and the US and around the world. He is the author of “The Threat from Within: Recognizing Al Qaeda-Inspired Radicalization and Terrorism in the West”, “Western Foreign Fighters: The Threat to Homeland and International Security” and the forthcoming “The Lesser Jihads: Bringing Islamist extremism to the world” (all available at Rowman andLittlefield).

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