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The ISIS attacks on Paris: What they mean for immigration, refugees and security

November 18, 2015

Toronto, Canada – On November 13, ISIS launched three murderous attacks in Paris, killing 132 people and wounding hundreds of others. It was the worst terrorist atrocity in mainland France since World War II.

In the aftermath of these attacks, a panel of experts will discuss the implications for immigration, refugees and security in France, Europe and Canada. The panel will also examine what can be done to stop ISIS, both in the Middle East and in Europe.

The panel discussion will be hosted by the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES), the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF), and the Munk School of Global Affairs.

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested and can be completed online: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/19500/

WHAT:                 Panel discussion exploring the implications of the November 13 terrorist attacks on Paris.

WHO:          Speakers:        

Aisha Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Paul Cohen, Director, Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World

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

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

Steve Saideman, Paterson Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University

Stephen Toope, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs

WHEN:                  Friday November 20, 2015 (5:30PM – 7:00PM)

WHERE:               The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto ON

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For press inquiries, press passes or interview requests, please contact:

Adrienne Harry, Munk School of Global Affairs

E-mail: adrienne.harry@utoronto.ca | Phone: (416) 946-8907