University of the Fraser Valley holds second forum about terrorism

Event takes place Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Abbotsford campus

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) presents its second open forum on terrorism and its effects on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The session, called Towards Peace and Security: Putting Terrorism in (its) Place, starts at 6 p.m. at the Abbotsford campus, 33844 King Rd.

Confirmed speakers include UFV faculty members Garry Fehr (geography), Ghizlane Laghzaoui (modern languages), Ron Dart and Edward Akuffo (political science), Amy Prevost and Irwin Cohen (criminology), Steven Schroeder (peace and conflict studies), and Sven van de Wetering (psychology).

They will be joined by student and alumni speakers from the Arab Club and Muslim Association, as well as James Ward (Sakej), a member of the Mi’kmaq Nation, and Ray Corrado and Garth Davies from Simon Fraser University’s school of criminology.

“We are presenting this forum as part of our commitment to maintain ongoing dialogue and debate on a phenomenon that has international, national and local implications that are political, cultural and psychological all at once,” said Ken Brealey, UFV associate dean of arts.

“This forum is intended to analyze the problem of terrorism and its effects – and how to respond to them – from a personal, place-based perspective.”

The forum is presented by the UFV College of Arts.