This Just In: Deciphering Threats in an Overwhelmed World

Explore how threats — including cyber risk, terrorism and social deviance — have evolved and learn how to differentiate between those that are real and those that aren’t.

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In today’s world where everyone is plugged-in and online, it can be hard to distinguish between risks that are real and those that aren’t. Join our panel of experts in a discussion of cyber risk, terrorism and social deviance and the impact this has on us on a local and global scale. Together, we’ll explore how these threats have evolved and how to stay savvy with our personal and collective security in today’s hyper-connected world.

Speakers

Michael Adorjan

Michael Adorjan

Michael Adorjan is an associate professor in UCalgary’s Department of Sociology and a fellow with the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong. His research and teaching focus is on youth crime and cyber risk, fear of crime and perceptions of police.

Gavin Cameron

Gavin Cameron

Gavin Cameron is an associate professor in UCalgary’s Department of Political Science. He conducts research in the areas of international relations, strategic studies and terrorism.

Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot

Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot

Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot is an associate professor and department head in UCalgary’s Department of Sociology. Her area of research focuses on criminology and deviance.

Stuart Barnard

Moderator - Stuart Barnard MA'10, PhD'16

Alumnus Stuart Barnard received his PhD in 2016 from the Department of History at the University of Calgary where his research focused on nineteenth-century print culture and religion in Canada.