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Kyle Matthews / @kylecmatthews

Executive director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

​Kyle Matthews is the executive director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University. At Concordia, he founded the Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Forum, as well as the Digital Mass Atrocity Prevention Lab, which works to counter online extremism and study how social media platforms are being used as a weapon of war. His work focuses on human rights, international security, democracy promotion, and social media and emerging technologies. He is a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a member of the BMW Foundation's Responsible Leaders Network.  

Most Recent Posts

Five ways to fight ISIS online

Five ways to fight ISIS online

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February 24, 2015

Combating extremism requires more than military might. A digital strategy is key, but needs government, the private sector and NGOs to get onboard.

The End of Atrocity

The End of Atrocity

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February 12, 2013

With no end to the conflict in Syria in sight, do the promises of “never again” after Rwanda ring hollow? Yes and no says Kyle Matthews.