Dawson, Lorne

Dr. Lorne Dawson is a Professor in Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo, and Director of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (www.tsas.ca). His research focuses on the process of radicalization leading to violence, religious extremism, jihadist foreign fighters, and programs for countering violent extremism. In 2012 he co-founded the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS). He is the current Project Director (see www.tsas.ca) of this partnership. TSAS operates with funds competitively awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Public Safety Canada, Defence Research and Development Canada, and other organizations. Dr. Dawson regularly makes invited presentations to a wide variety of government, academic, and public groups about various aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism, and is frequently interviewed by the media on these topics.