Roselyne Mavungu was appointed on March 30, 2020, as Executive Director of the CPRLV to administer the organization and bring to it her management expertise. Having held several positions and carried out important missions in Canada, Africa and the Middle East, Ms. Mavungu has more than 10 years of experience in managing community support organizations. Prior to her arrival in this position, she held many positions, such as General Manager of Compagnie F – Entrepreneurship for Women, President and CEO of the MicroEntreprendre Network, as well as Senior Advisor in Development and Management with the organization Oxfam-Québec. She has also been involved in the governance of various local organizations such as the Chantier de l’économie sociale, Cap Finance, the organization Territoires innovants en économie sociales et solidaire (TIESS) and Femmessor. She also sat on the Conseil des Montréalaises and was a member of the Government of Canada’s Steering Group on the co-creation of a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. She holds degrees in law (Université Paris XII La Varenne), human sciences (Université Paris-La Sorbonne), conflict management and alternative justice (Université René Descartes).
PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Social Media and web content Advisor
As Social Media and Web Content Advisor at the CPRLV, Fanny Demers is responsible for the visibility of the Centre through various communication tools: social media, the newsletter, etc. She is also in charge of managing the content of the center’s website.
Fanny holds a bachelor’s degree in Digital Medias from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a certificate in Visual Arts from the same university. Professionally, Fanny has dedicated herself mainly to non-profit organizations, including the ALS Society of Quebec and Les Ballons Intensifs.
In her spare time, Fanny enjoys creating art, including painting, drawing and sculpture.
As a communications intern at the CPRLV, Camille Buffet is in charge of developing the content for the 404 magazine, an initiative published every year with the mission of addressing radicalization, violent extremism and hateful acts from another angle.
Camille holds a B.A. in Religion and Culture from Concordia and is currently completing her M.A. in International Studies at the Université de Montréal.
In her spare time, she enjoys being outside on her bike or reading in the park, listening to music or trying out new vegan cake recipes.
SUPPORT AND MOBILIZATION
Community Support Advisor
As Community Support Advisor at the CPRLV, Jeanne Plisson supports citizens, professionals and communities touched by situations regarding violent radicalization and hate-motivated acts.
Jeanne holds a Master’s degree in International Law from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, in Paris, and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Université de Montréal (UdeM). Jeanne has worked in various non-profit organizations in Quebec, including: the Canadian Red Cross, the Centre de formation sociale Marie-Gérin-Lajoie, Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education and MultiCaf. She was also a research assistant for the UNESCO Chair for the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Extremism (UNESCO-PREV Chair).
In her spare time, Jeanne enjoys downhill skiing, climbing and running.
Community Support Advisor
As a Community Support Advisor at the CPRLV, Sarah Grenier provides counselling and support to citizens, professionals and communities affected by situations of violent radicalization and hate-motivated acts.
Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the Université de Montréal (UdeM). Professionally, Sarah has been involved in the accompaniment of young people, particularly in the area of relationship violence prevention.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking in the forest and skiing. Her favorite phrase is “go play outside!”
Mobilization Project Manager
As Mobilization Project Manager at the CPRLV, Cloé Daguet is responsible for developing the organization’s mobilization and partnership strategy. She acts as a resource person for the various groups and regional consultations.
Cloé holds a master’s degree in international relations from the École des Hautes Études Internationales in Paris and returned to the University of Sherbrooke in the Dispute Prevention and Resolution program. She has been working for more than ten years in various community organizations in Montreal, on different issues, but always working towards a better life together.
In her spare time, Cloé enjoys going out with friends, and any creative or outdoor activity.
SCIENTIFIC AND STRATEGIC SUPPORT
Louis Audet Gosselin
Scientific and Strategic Director
As Scientific and Strategic Director at the CPRLV, Louis Audet Gosselin manages the team in charge of scientific content, research projects, monitoring of scientific publications and the strategic development of the organization.
Louis holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master’s degree in history from Université Laval. He has conducted research on several issues affecting religious dynamics in West Africa. He has also worked for several years in the field of research regarding the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism, having served as Deputy Director of the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les ideologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR) from 2017 to 2020.
In his spare time, Louis enjoys reading and learning languages.
As Research Advisor at CPRLV, Hiba Zerrougui provides scientific support for the content of projects and tools developed to prevent violent radicalization and hate-motivated acts.
Hiba is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at McGill University and holds a Bachelor in International Studies from the Université de Montréal. Hiba has worked with several research networks and also has several years of experience in post-secondary education.
Khaoula El Khalil
As Research advisor at the CPRLV, Khaoula El Khalil provides scientific support for the content of projects and tools developed to prevent violent radicalization and hate-motivated acts.
Khaoula is a Master’s graduate in political science at the University of Montreal and she is a research assistant in the political science department. She is also a member of the Political Communication Research Group (GRCP) and the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CECD).
In her spare time, Khaoula is involved in various student associations, including the Middle East & North Africa Association of the University of Montreal (MENA UdeM) where she acts as an event coordinator, and in the International Affairs Committee of the University of Montreal (CAIUM) as an editor.
As Research Advisor at the CPRLV, Lucile Dartois provides scientific support for the content of projects and tools developed to prevent violent radicalization and hate-motivated acts.
Lucile is a doctoral student in an interdisciplinary cotutelle at the Université du Québec à Montréal (sociology) and at the Université de Lorraine in France (psychology). She holds a master’s degree in psychology, a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a diploma in criminology and victimology.
In her spare time, Lucile enjoys listening to David Bowie and discovering new art exhibitions.
As Research Advisor at the CPRLV, Vicky Laprade provides scientific support for the content of projects and tools developed to prevent violent radicalization and hate-motivated acts.
Vicky holds a B.A. and an M.A. in History from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and is finishing her M.A. in International Studies at the Université de Montréal. She is a member of the Youth Group of the CCUNESCO and has also held the position of Research and Documentation Manager at the Maison LePailleur Museum.
In her spare time, Vicky enjoys reading and getting away to the great outdoors to camp or hike.
External Scientific Advisor
As External Scientific Advisor at the CPRLV, Benjamin Ducol brings his expertise in the prevention of radicalization leading to violence to the organization.
Benjamin holds a Ph.D. in political science from Université Laval. He is a research associate at the Chaire de recherche du Canada sur les conflits et le terrorisme, at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (ICCC) and a member of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security & Society (TSAS). Author of several scientific publications, his areas of expertise and research preferences revolve around militant radicals linked to jihadism, radicalization processes in the digital age and mobilization of victims of terrorism.
EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Skills Development Advisor
As Skills Development Advisor at the CPRLV, Mélinda Lacroix develops pedagogical tools to educate and raise awareness among the Quebec population on the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hate-motivated acts. She is also project manager for the Extreme Dialogue project in Quebec.
Mélinda holds a honors BSc in Political Science from the Université de Montréal where she worked on political violence issues. Professionally, she previously held a teaching assistant position in the Department of Political Science at McGill University.
In her spare time, she enjoys various outdoor sports and gardening.
Skills Development Advisor
As Skills Development Advisor at the CPRLV, Anne-Sophie Bedziri is responsible for the creation and development of educational content on the analysis and prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hateful acts. She is also a trainer and speaker in order to respond to the CPRMV’s educational mission on the problems and issues related to radicalization.
Anne-Sophie studied philosophy and history at the Université Paris-Sorbonne IV and holds a Master’s degree in political science at the Université de Montréal (UdeM). As a teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science at the UdeM, then as a research fellow at the Peace Operations Network, a scientific unit of the Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM), Anne-Sophie has been very interested in issues related to radicalization and jihadism.
In her spare time, Anne-Sophie has an interest for music and gastronomy.
Skills Development Advisor
As a Skills Development Advisor at the CPRLV, Nicholas Cayer develops educational content related to the prevention of radicalization leading to violence and hate. He is also in charge of the delivery of the Centre’s training and conferences.
Nicholas holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy as well as a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy. In order to acquire the necessary pedagogical skills, he has also completed a specialized program in post-secondary education. Professionally, Nicholas has worked as a teaching assistant in both philosophy and education.
In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys cooking, rock climbing and reading.