September 27-29, 2023 | Pittsburgh, PA
2023 Summit Dates Announced!
September 27-29, 2023
Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director, Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV)
John McCoy , Ph.D., is the founder and Executive Director of the Organization for the Prevention of Violence (OPV). For the past six years John has spearheaded the development of a research, education, and multi-disciplinary psycho-social intervention program (Evolve) that seeks to counter and prevent hate and extremism in the Canadian context. Previous to this role he lectured for nine years at the University of Alberta on the subjects of political violence and international politics. John has worked as an international consultant and expert on extremism and counter-extremism in the United States, Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean. He is a Senior Research Affiliate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security & Society (TSAS) and has more than forty publications including op-eds, policy papers, academic articles and books.