Frank Chalk

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies director, appearing on Panel 2: Hate Media Dec. 2, 11:00 a.m. — 12:30

Frank Chalk is one of Canada’s most respected scholars in the study of the history of mass violence. He co-founded the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies in 1986 alongside colleague Kurt Jonassohn, and the organization has since become world-renowned for research and advocacy.

During his long tenure as a professor at Concordia University, Chalk also served as president of the Canadian Association of African Studies and the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

Chalk worked closely with Roméo Dallaire in launching the Will to Intervene project which resulted in a report presented to the Canadian and United States governments with recommendations to improve on domestic public policy to counter future atrocities. He was one of the authors of the report and the published book.

Chalk has been recognized for his achievements with an Outstanding Faculty Award from the Concordia University Alumni Association and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

As a panellist at the Media and Mass Atrocity conference, Chalk will be one of the delegates discussing hate speech and its impact in conflict areas.