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Webcast Roundtable: Prediction and Prevention of Mass Casualty Events

July 14, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water St
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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  • Roundtable 1: Prediction and Prevention of Mass Casualty Events
    • Professor Benjamin Berger: Professor and York Research Chair in Pluralism and Public Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
    • Dr. Myrna Lashley: Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University
    • Professor Nikolas Rose: Former Professor of Sociology and the founding Head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London
    • Professor George Szmukler: Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Society, King’s College London
    • Robert S. Wright: Acting Executive Director, African Nova Scotian Justice Institute
  • Roundtable 2: Definitions and Psychology/Sociology of Perpetrators of Mass Casualty Events
    • Tristan Bridges: Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Sociology Department and Faculty Affiliate with the Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Professor David C Hofmann: Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at the University of New Brunswick
    • Dr. Angelique Jenney: Associate Professor and the Wood’s Home Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary
    • Tara Leigh Tober: Lecturer in the Sociology Department at the University California, Santa Barbara

Visit the Roundtables webpage to learn more about the core themes of the roundtables and the members participating.


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