Human Rights Talks
Mapping Online Hate: A discussion with Adama Dieng, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide

Mapping Online Hate: A discussion with Adama Dieng, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide

May 13, 2020

Mapping online hate is a project of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. This project supported by Heritage Canada's Digital Citizens Initiative. The initiative features interviews with experts and practitioners about online hate in Canada and Quebec more specifically.

Adama Dieng, a Senegalese jurist, was appointed as Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide on 1 September 2012. Prior to his appointment, he had served since 2001 as Assistant Secretary-General and Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Dieng was the Secretary General of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists for ten years (1990-2000). 
Mapping Online Hate: A discussion David Ouellette (CIJA)

Mapping Online Hate: A discussion David Ouellette (CIJA)

May 13, 2020

Mapping online hate is a project of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. This project supported by Heritage Canada's Digital Citizens Initiative. The initiative features interviews with experts and practitioners about online hate in Canada and Quebec more specifically.

David Ouellette, Associate Director of Quebec Public Affairs at The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

Mapping online hate : A discussion with Chris Tuckwood, The Sentinel Project

Mapping online hate : A discussion with Chris Tuckwood, The Sentinel Project

May 13, 2020

Mapping online hate is a project of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. This project supported by Heritage Canada's Digital Citizens Initiative. The initiative features interviews with experts and practitioners about online hate in Canada and Quebec more specifically.

Christopher Tuckwood is the executive director and co-founder of the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, a Toronto-based NGO dedicated to assisting communities at risk of mass atrocities worldwide. The Sentinel Project does this through the innovative use of technology and direct cooperation with threatened communities 

 

Mapping online hate : A discussion with Professor Ghayda Hassan (in French)

Mapping online hate : A discussion with Professor Ghayda Hassan (in French)

May 13, 2020

Mapping online hate is a project of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. This project supported by Heritage Canada's Digital Citizens Initiative. The initiative features interviews with experts and practitioners about online hate in Canada and Quebec more specifically. 

Dre Ghayda Hassan est une psychologue clinicienne et professeure de psychologie clinique à l’UQAM à Montréal. Ses revues systématiques, recherches et activités cliniques sont axées sur quatre aspects de la psychologie clinique culturelle: 1) Souffrance sociale, relations inter-communautaires et la radicalisation violente 2) Intervention dans la violence familiale et diversité culturelle 3) Identité, appartenance et santé mentale des enfants et des adolescents des groupes minoritaires ethniques / religieux 4) Travailler avec des immigrants et des réfugiés vulnérables.

Dr. Ghayda Hassan is a clinical psychologist and professor of clinical psychology at UQAM. Her research and clinical activities are centred around four main areas of clinical cultural psychology: 1) Intervention in family violence & cultural diversity; 2)Identity, belonging and mental health of children and adolescents from ethnic/religious minorities ; 3) Cohabitation, inter-community relations and violent extremism ; 4) working with vulnerable immigrants and refugees.

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The Coronavirus Diaries: Journalist Namrata Kolachalam on the impact of COVID19 in India

The Coronavirus Diaries: Journalist Namrata Kolachalam on the impact of COVID19 in India

April 28, 2020

Namrata Kolachalam speaks about the measures taken by Narendra Modi's government in India, the impact of the pandemic on Asia's largest slums in Mumbai, and the continued rise of Islamophobia in the country. The global pandemic has only accelerated national identity politics and Muslims have been used as scapegoats.

Namrata Kolachalam is a writer based in Mumbai. She previously worked as a spokesperson for the Obama administration

The Coronavirus Diaries: journalist Nick Aspinwall on the response in Taiwan and The Phillipines

The Coronavirus Diaries: journalist Nick Aspinwall on the response in Taiwan and The Phillipines

April 21, 2020
Nick Aspinwall speaks about Taiwan's response to COVID19, which has been praised around the world, how the country is positioning itself on the world stage, how its relationship with China will evolve. We also discuss The Philippine's disastrous response to the virus, why urban poor populations are particularly at risk, and how President Duterte continues to crack down on critics amid the pandemic. Nick Aspinwall is a journalist based in Taipei. He is an editor at Ketagalan Media, a Taiwan-focused online media outlet. He reports on migration, the environment, labor rights, and the human consequences of cross-strait politics. He has written for The Diplomat, Foreign Policy, South China Morning Post, and AL Jazeera.
The Coronavirus Diaries: Interview with Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan on the need to help protect the Yazidis

The Coronavirus Diaries: Interview with Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan on the need to help protect the Yazidis

April 20, 2020
Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan (Professor, Mental Health, Trauma. Dean of the Institute of Psychotherapy & Psychotraumatology Uni of Duhok, Director Institute of Genocide and Peace Studies) discusses the vulnerability of Yazidis in Northern Iraq and the need for the international community and the UN to help them during the global pandemic.
The Coronavirus Diaries: Paige Morrow (Article19) on holding elections during a pandemic

The Coronavirus Diaries: Paige Morrow (Article19) on holding elections during a pandemic

April 20, 2020

How do you hold elections during a pandemic ? Should they be postponed? Looking at the case of Poland and other European countries, Paige Morrow, Senior Legal Officer at Article19, discusses various approaches and what it means for democracy. She also talks about the importance of access to truthful information and the combating online misinformation.

The Coronavirus Diaries - Journalist Geoffrey York on the response to COVID19 in South Africa and the response to misinformation

The Coronavirus Diaries - Journalist Geoffrey York on the response to COVID19 in South Africa and the response to misinformation

April 17, 2020

Geoffrey York, journalist at the Globe and Mail, speaks about the situation on the African continent, particularly in South Africa, how journalists are covering the pandemic in an accurate way, and the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories on WhatsApp and how the authorities are responding to the challenge. 

Geoffrey York is The Globe and Mail’s Africa Bureau Chief, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been a foreign correspondent for the newspaper since 1994, including seven years as the Moscow Bureau Chief and seven years as the Beijing Bureau Chief.

The Coronavirus Diaries: Serge Stroobants (IEP) on terrorist groups amid the pandemic, the effects of global threats, and positive peace

The Coronavirus Diaries: Serge Stroobants (IEP) on terrorist groups amid the pandemic, the effects of global threats, and positive peace

April 10, 2020

Serge Stroobants, Brussels Representative at the Institute for Economics and Peace, speaks about the situation in Brussels, the response of terrorist groups to the Coronavirus and the need to remain aware of the terrorist threat even during a global health crisis. Serge also speaks about natural disasters and other global threats, and how governments and international agencies should respond to the global crises, and the need to invest in positive peace.

Serge Stroobants is the Brussels Representative at the Institute for Economics and Peace team. He is Assistant-Professor at Vesalius College in Brussels

 

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