Brett Kubicek joined the Canadian public service in 2005 after completing his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University, as well as a BA from the University of British Columbia. Currently he is Acting Senior Director of the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence, at Public Safety Canada. The Canada Centre was launched in 2017 and leads the federal government’s efforts to counter radicalization to violence. From 2007 to 2016 he served as Public Safety’s liaison for the National Justice Statistics Initiative, as well as the lead on the Psycho-social and community resilience community of practice for the Canadian Safety and Security Program. He was also the manager responsible for Public Safety’s Kanishka Project, a five-year $10M Government of Canada initiative investing in research on terrorism and counter-terrorism.