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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:

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


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

Adri­enne Har­ry, Munk School of Glob­al Affairs

E‑mail: | Phone: (416) 946‑8907