New York City - New York UniversityEmerging Threats and Trends in
Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Society for Terrorism Research

11th Annual International Conference

14-15 August, 2017

Local Organizer:
New York University’s Center for Global Affairs
New York City, NY, United States

Call for Papers

The Society for Terrorism Research and New York University’s Center for Global Affairs announce the Call for Papers for the 2017 11th Annual International Conference – Emerging Threats and Trends in Terrorism and Counterterrorism.

Proposals for paper presentations, symposia, posters and other formal sessions will be considered for inclusion in the programme if they are received by 15 April 2017, 15 May, 2017.

The Call for Papers deadline for submissions has been extended to:
15 May, 2017.


  • Papers, Symposia, Posters, and Round-Table Proposals: 15 May 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 1 June 2017
  • Early Bird Conference Payment: 15 June 2017
  • Student Paper Contest Submission: 1 July 2017

This information is included in the downloadable 11th Annual STR Conference – Call for Papers and Student Competition document (pdf).

All submissions and enquiries should be sent via email to Dr. Mary Beth Altier, Dr. Jeff Thompson and Dr Lyndsey Harris at .

About This Year’s Conference:

Emerging Threats and Trends in Terrorism and Counterterrorism

The world is becoming increasingly complex and interconnected as a result of globalization and technological change. Catalytic events are often unpredictable and unprecedented. So too are the ways in which terrorists adapt and exploit security vulnerabilities, geopolitical situations, and new technology.

How can the intelligence community, policymakers, and practitioners anticipate and prepare for these changes especially when confronted with limited resources?

The problem is especially acute with regards to counterterrorism (CT) where agencies are confronting an influx of returning foreign fighters, potentially new methods of targeting and attack, a relatively large number of “radicalized” individuals only some of whom will engage in terrorism, and uncertainty about the future of the global jihadi movement and the rise of far right terrorism. This year’s conference theme asks participants (scholars and practitioners) to consider what terrorist threats or trends may be on the horizon and our counterterrorism response.

This call is open to researchers and practitioners alike.

In addition to our goal of showcasing the best examples of new research on terrorism, our theme this year, “Emerging Trends and Threats in Terrorism and Counterterrorism” offers an opportunity to explore a series of pressing issues between those who conduct academic research on terrorism and those who are tasked with responding to it.


Please submit your proposal in MS Word format as an attachment to an email addressed to .

For all proposals include (where applicable):

  • Author/Presenter Name(s)
  • Title(s)
  • Mailing Address(es)
  • Email Address(es)
  • Telephone
  • Fax
  • Website URL
  • Abstract and Title (Abstract Limit – 500 words)

Biographical information and the abstract provided will be published in the conference programme unless otherwise requested.

Special Symposia Instructions:

  • Submit symposium abstract identifying the moderator, with the name of each presenter, and topic of each presentation.
  • Each symposium participant will email their contribution’s abstract, identifying in which symposium they will present.

Round Table Discussions:

The organising committee plans to facilitate smaller round-table discussions during the conference. Please send your suggestions for these discussions to the organising committee at

Student Paper Competition:

The organising committee wishes to promote the work of graduate students throughout the world, in all disciplines, in the field of terrorism research. Toward this goal, all paper presentations submitted by graduate students will be eligible for the honour of Best Student Paper. The winner of the Best Student Paper will have their written paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. The recipient of this award will be decided by a committee comprising STR Governing Board members, editors of the journal, and selected terrorism experts.

The author(s) must initially submit an abstract on the general submission date of 15 April 2017. At the time of abstract submission they must indicate that they wish for their paper to be considered for the Student Paper Contest. It is only after their abstract is accepted that competition entrants should send a full paper to the conference organisers. All those papers eligible for consideration must be submitted by 1 July 2017. This paper must comply with the author guidelines for the journal. These guidelines can be found on the journal’s website:


The primary author’s presentation of the paper at the Conference in New York 14-15 August 2017 is required.


The primary author is a current graduate student (students who have obtained their undergraduate degree) studying/training through a college/university.


The primary author has successfully completed her/his graduate studies/training since 1 January 2017.

This information is included in the downloadable 11th Annual STR Conference – Call for Papers and Student Competition document (pdf).


Registration fees and information coming soon.