An Intelligent Look at Terrorism with Phil Gurski

Yannick Veilleux-Lepage: What do aircraft hijackings tell us about terrorist innovation?

December 15, 2020 Phil Gurski / Yannick Veilleux-Lepage Season 4 Episode 71
An Intelligent Look at Terrorism with Phil Gurski
Yannick Veilleux-Lepage: What do aircraft hijackings tell us about terrorist innovation?
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An Intelligent Look at Terrorism with Phil Gurski
Yannick Veilleux-Lepage: What do aircraft hijackings tell us about terrorist innovation?
Dec 15, 2020 Season 4 Episode 71
Phil Gurski / Yannick Veilleux-Lepage

Remember 'take this plane to Cuba"?  What if I told you that airplane hijackings as a technique go back to the 1930s!  Canadian scholar Yannick Veilleux-Lepage walks us through the 'evolution' of this phenomenon.

About my guest Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage

Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage is an Assistant Professor of Terrorism and Political violence at Leiden University in The Netherlands. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. His research interests include the creation of online narratives and propaganda which fosters or normalizes terrorism; historical antecedents to terrorism; far-right extremism and the transnational links of far-right groups; ideological and technical diffusion, and the application of evolutionary theory to social sciences.

►Check out Yannick's book How Terror Evolves - The Emergence and Spread of Terrorist Techniques

About the host Phil Gurski:

Phil is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation.

►Check Phil's latest book ''When Religion Kills'' - https://amzn.to/2ALdpoG
►Website - https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/
►Twitter - https://twitter.com/borealissaves
►LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-gurski-8942468/
►Email - borealisrisk@gmail.com

Show Notes

Remember 'take this plane to Cuba"?  What if I told you that airplane hijackings as a technique go back to the 1930s!  Canadian scholar Yannick Veilleux-Lepage walks us through the 'evolution' of this phenomenon.

About my guest Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage

Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage is an Assistant Professor of Terrorism and Political violence at Leiden University in The Netherlands. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. His research interests include the creation of online narratives and propaganda which fosters or normalizes terrorism; historical antecedents to terrorism; far-right extremism and the transnational links of far-right groups; ideological and technical diffusion, and the application of evolutionary theory to social sciences.

►Check out Yannick's book How Terror Evolves - The Emergence and Spread of Terrorist Techniques

About the host Phil Gurski:

Phil is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation.

►Check Phil's latest book ''When Religion Kills'' - https://amzn.to/2ALdpoG
►Website - https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/
►Twitter - https://twitter.com/borealissaves
►LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-gurski-8942468/
►Email - borealisrisk@gmail.com