Agent of Change

Monday, September 18, 2023 16:00to18:00
Faculty Club Billiard Room, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

This event is free, but registration is required. Register by clicking here.

Join us for a talk from Huda Mukbil about her new book, Agent of Change: My Life Fighting Terrorists, Spies, and Institutional Racism.

In Agent of Change Huda Mukbil takes us behind the curtain of a leading spy agency during a fraught time, recounting her experiences as an intelligence officer for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. Mukbil was the first Black Arab-Canadian Muslim woman to join CSIS and was at the forefront of the fight against terrorism after 9/11.

Mukbil’s expertise in international security and her commitment to workplace transparency drove important changes at CSIS. Dazzlingly written, her account is an eye-opener for anyone wanting to understand how racism, misogyny, and Islamophobia undermine not only individuals, but institutions and the national interest - and how addressing this openly can tackle populism and misinformation.

Mukbil will be discussing her new memoir with Debra Thompson, Canada Research Chair in Racial Inequality in Democratic Societies at McGill University.

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and reception. This event is in partnership with McGill-Queen's University Press.

To learn more about the book, click here.

This event will also be livestreamed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E6dvSCa008.



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