National Expert Committee on Countering Radicalization to Violence

The committee will ensure that the Canada Centre's efforts to implement the recently launched National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence will help meet the Strategy's three priorities: building, sharing and using knowledge; addressing radicalization to violence in the online space; and supporting interventions.

Its members reflect a broad representation of backgrounds and expertise in the field:

Nina Krieger
Nina Krieger is the Executive Director, formerly Education Director and Curator, at the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. Ms. Krieger is highly regarded for developing educational programs and exhibits that challenge audiences to probe the difficult historical, cultural and ethical issues raised by the Holocaust. Ms. Krieger is also a member of the Canadian delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and Past Chair of the Memorials and Museums Working Group.

Dr. Jaspreet Khangura
Dr. Jaspreet Khangura is an Emergency Physician (FRCPC) at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Northeast Community Health Centre in Edmonton, AB. Following Dr. Khangura's Doctor of Medicine (MD) at UBC, she completed a Masters of Science in Evidence-Based Health Care (with distinction) and Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Khangura was also a 2015-2017 Jeanne Sauvé Fellow. Dr. Khangura is a graduate of the University of Alberta's Emergency Medicine program and is interested in improving health outcomes for vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Rizwan Mohammad
Rizwan Mohammad is a Canadian Muslim civic engagement coordinator. A graduate of the University of Toronto specializing in Islamic history and philosophy, Mr. Mohammad has served Muslim Students' Associations across Canada and coordinated advocacy initiatives for the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM). For the past ten years, Mr. Mohammad has coordinated national projects for the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW). His work has focused on mobilizing young Canadians to participate in creative activities designed to strengthen civil society. These projects enabled him to explore how active citizenship can help strengthen social resilience and how civic engagement can help prevent radicalization to violence. Mr. Mohammad specializes in youth development, civic literacy education, civic engagement training, and community capacity building.

Irfan Chaudhry
Irfan Chaudhry is a hate crimes researcher and the Director of the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity at MacEwan University. He was a former race relations specialist for the Racism Free Edmonton Project, and a co-founder of “The Mosquers”, a video competition for local Muslim youth. Mr. Chaudhry was also instrumental in creating the StopHateAB.ca website, a 3rd party hate incident reporting platform that documents hate incidents in Alberta while he was a member of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee.

Dr. Shelly Whitman
Dr. Shelly Whitman is the Executive Director of The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, and considered a subject matter expert on the issue of child soldiers. Dr. Whitman has an extensive career as an academic, teaching in International Development Studies and Political Science at Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University and the University of Botswana. Dr. Whitman has also created a number of key, international agreements and policies on the protection of children. Dr. Whitman's research interests broadly focus on issues related to peace, development and human security.

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