From Books to Blogs to Software

Dec 10, 2017 | Event Summary

On November 22, 2017 the CIC National Capital Branch hosted the event, From Books to Blogs to Software: An Evening with Practitioners Working at the Forefront of Conflict, Security and Citizen Action.

The CIC video of this event is available at:

Background information:

This event featured two practitioners working at the forefront of conflict, security and citizen action: Phil Gurski, head of his own security consulting firm, Borealis Threat and Risk Consultants, blogger, and author of three books on radicalization and terrorism, following three decades of working in intelligence for the Canadian government; and Ben Roswell, a Canadian diplomat immersed in digital diplomacy and statebuilding and stabilization in many conflict hotspots around the world, who recently co-founded Perennial Software, to develop apps for citizen engagement and change through software that uses social algorithms and block chain technology. The event was moderated by Dr. Stephanie Carvin, Assistant Professor at Carleton University’s Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, and a former national security analyst with the Government of Canada (2012-15).