Yannick Veilleux-Lepage

Yannick Veilleux-Lepage is an assistant professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University. He is also a senior fellow of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a senior research associate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. 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. Veilleux-Lepage holds a doctorate in international relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He earned a master’s degree in international affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ontario, Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (Security Studies) from Carleton University.

Investigating the Radical Right’s Presence in the Military

August 06, 2020

In the early morning on July 2, Corey Hurren, a 46-year-old military reservist from Manitoba, rammed his pickup truck through the front gate of the grounds at Rideau Hall, which houses the official residence of the governor general of Canada and Rideau Cottage, the temporary residence of Prime Minister Justin...

Putting Canada’s Hate Crime Data in Context

September 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

October 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...