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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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The Politics of Right Wing Extremism


The Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism is proud to offer its first Summer Institute on right-wing extremism, in collaboration with the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR). We are offering it as a certificate program for stakeholders and policy makers in the field. The online format is intended to expand our potential audience of participants internationally, as well as allowing us to invite speakers from across the globe.

In the middle of the course (May 30-June 3), they will be joined by registered stakeholders to hear from leading experts and practitioners in this field of the study. For this certificate program Stakeholders will also participate in workshops each afternoon.
There is a student discount for enrolment in the certificate program.
Certificate Program

 Event Programme (May 30-June 3)






May 30


Patterns of RWE Globally/Transnationalism

Brian Hughes 

(Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab)

Eviane Leidig

(International Center for Counter-Terrorism) (11am)

Heidi Beirich

(Global Project Against Hate and Extremism)

Paper presentation

Kara Bisson-Boivin

Media Smarts

Media Cultured


May 31

Political Violence/Terrorism:

Insurrections and Convoys

Amar Amarasingham 

(Queens University)

Rachel Carroll Rivas and Cassie Miller

(Southern Poverty Law Center)

Josh Roose 

(Deakin University)

Paper presentation

Brian Hughes

Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL)


June 1


Jakob Guhl 

(Institute for Strategic Dialogue)

Daniel Koehler 

(German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies 

Moustafa Ayad 

(Institute for Strategic Dialogue) 


Paper presentation

Chris Magyarics

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)


June 2

Military and Law Enforcement Connections

Daniel Jones

(University of Northampton)

Andrew Crosby

(Carleton University)

Barbara Perry 

(Centre on Hate, Bias an Extremism)


Paper presentation

Jessica White 

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)


June 3

Government and Civil Society Responses

David Reid 

(New Zealand)

Virginie Andre & Onni Sarvela 

(Victoria University & EXIT Finland)

Fabian Wichmann

(EXIT Deutschland)

Jane Hurtig 

(Resilience BC Anti-Racism


Paper presentation

Exit UK Family


Day 1 – Patterns of Hate and RWE Globally
Day 2 – Political Narratives of Hate
Day 3 – Exploiting the Net: Online Hate
Day 4 – Military and Law Enforcement RWE Connections
Day 5 – Government and Civil Society Responses to RWE Globally

Please direct further queries to our Director, Dr. Barbara Perry.