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Just Cause Episode 2: Phil Gurski

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Episode 2 features a discussion with Phil Gurski. Phil has an immense depth of experience in the world of intelligence, specializing in issues on national security and terrorism with a particular focus on the Middle East and violent Islamist-inspired terrorism gained through his first-hand experience at organizations including the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and Communications Security Establishment (CSE – Canada’s Signal Intelligence Agency).

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He 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.

We have a fascinating discussion about his career in the security services, how the face of terrorism has changed over time, his views on what we should be focusing on now, what the public should be aware of, what we should do with foreign fighters who want to return home, and more.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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