26 October 2017


12:30PM – 5PM

Lunch will be served.


Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt | 100 King Street W, 1 First Canadian Place, Suite 6200, Toronto

Reception located on the 63rd floor.


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Khaled Beydoun | Faculty of Law, University of Detroit Mercy

Dr. Hy Bloom | Forensic Psychiatrist and Lawyer

Dr. Lorne Dawson | Department of Sociology and Legal Studies & Department of Religious Studies, University of Waterloo

Dr. Ghayda Hassan | Université du Québec à Montréal

Michael Nesbitt | Faculty of Law, University of Calgary

John Norris | Simcoe Chambers


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CPD Hours:

2.5 Substantive Hours and 0.5 Professionalism Hour

CPD accreditation is in progress for Law Society of Canada & Barreau du Québec equivalency.


In September 2016, the Government of Canada launched a public consultation process with the release of a National Security Green Paper “intended to prompt discussion and debate about Canada’s national security framework.” The Philippe Kirsch Institute joins this important conversation by offering another in its series of Expert Seminars on National Security Law.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Domestic and international approaches to counter-extremism policies and laws;
  • The cross-section between extremism and mental health expertise and/or intervention
  • The intersectionality between culture, religion, and extremist ideologies
  • The interesectionality between human rights law and extremism
  • The role of the legal profession, including courts, in rehabilitating extremists

The topics will be presented by leading advocates fromvarious professional disciplines, followed by facilitated question and answer sessions after each panel.

Past Philippe Kirsch Institute seminars on National Security have drawn participants from both private practice and government institutions such as the Department of Justice, the Security Intelligence Review Committee, JAG, the Crown and the Federal Court.

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