Yannick Veilleux-Lepage

Yannick Veilleux-Lepage is a senior researcher in the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative at Georgia State University, where he works on Department of Defense-funded projects analyzing online extremist discourse and the media products produced by extremist groups. His research interests include the creation of online narratives and propaganda that 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. Prior to undertaking his doctoral studies, Veilleux-Lepage worked as a senior intelligence analyst specializing in international terrorism and emerging threats for the government of Canada. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Carleton University.

Putting Canada’s Hate Crime Data in Context

Sep 10, 2019

On July 22, Statistics Canada, the agency tasked with producing statistics to help better understand all aspects of Canadian life ranging from population growth to resources to culture, released the new national crime data for 2018. The study, which looks at all types of crime, noted an overall decrease in...

When the Radical Right Shows Up

Oct 11, 2018

The presence of radical-right groups at academic conferences raises a difficult dilemma for organizers seeking to balance the limits to freedom of expression. Over the course of the year, far-right groups in Quebec appear to have been systematically attempting to intimidate journalists and academics who focus on their activities. In...