9:35 – 10:25 am

White Supremacy and The Great Replacement Theory

Presented by Sébastien G. Lazardeux , Associate Professor of Political Science at St. John Fisher College, participants will learn about the current rise in the white supremacy movement with particular focus on the Great Replacement Theory. Participants will learn the historical context of the movement, what it looks like in today’s mainstream society, and the role the Great Replacement Theory plays in motivating extremist radicalization and violence.


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Dr. Sébastien Lazardeux received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.   

He currently holds the position of Associate professor and Chair of the Political Science and Legal Studies Department at Saint John Fisher University, where he teaches courses on European politics, the populist radical right, and neo-Nazi and whites supremacist movements in Europe and the United States.  

He is also a member of the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right, as well as a member of the European Consortium for Political Research’s research group on Extremism and Democracy.  

He has publicized his research on the radical-right’s ambivalence towards democratic institutions in various international academic conferences and during interviews with national and international media.