Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism


September 30, 2020

In the 34th episode of Battle Rhythm, Stef and Steve discuss the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan and Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power. This week we have a new segment called ‘ask an expert’ where an expert will answer a question they are frequently asked, this week Victor Asal is answering ‘What are effective ways to teach about political violence?’ [18:20]. Our feature interview guest is Dr. Barbara Perry [25:20], Director for the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. This week’s RnR segment [40:30], where we will provide some levity in these trying times with entertainment reviews and suggestions;

Steve’s RnR picks for the week are:
1. "Get Duked
2. "Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide In International Relations
3. "Lovecraft Country"

Guest Biographies:

  • Dr. Victor Asal: Director of the Centre for Policy Research and a policy Professor at the University of Albany. Dr. Asal is also involved with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. Dr. Asal’s research is focused on the various types of violence by nonstate organizational actors and the causes that lead to political discrimination by states against different groups such as sexual minorities, women and ethnic groups.
  • Dr. Barbara Perry: Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism and a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Dr. Perry has vast knowledge in the areas of right-wing extremism and hate crime and has written extensively on these areas. She has also published books on the Native American victimization and social control, including The Silent Victims: Native American Victims of Hate Crime, and Policing Race and Place: Under- and Over-enforcement in Indian Country. Dr. Perry continues to focus on the areas of hate crime and right wing extremism, continuing to contribute to the limited scholarship in these areas in Canada.

Host Biographies:

  • Stéfanie von Hlatky: Associate Professor of political studies at Queen’s University and the former Director of the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP). Her research focuses on NATO, armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
  • Stephen M. Saideman: Paterson Chair in International Affairs, as well as Director of the Canadian Defence and Security Network – Réseau Canadien Sur La Défense et la Sécurité, and Professor of International Affairs at Carleton University. Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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