Best Student Paper Prize 2016

Noreen van Elk, who is studying at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, won the Best Student Paper Prize at the Society for Terrorism Research’s inaugural Postgraduate Conference for her paper, “Terrorism and the good life: toward a virtue-ethical framework for morally assessing terrorism and counter-terrorism.”

The Best Student Paper Prize promotes the work of postgraduate students throughout the world, in all disciplines, in the field of terrorism research. Noreen’s paper will be published in STR’s peer reviewed journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression in 2017.

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Post Graduate Conference 2016

The Society for Terrorism Research and The School of Sociology and Social Policy, The Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism at The University of Nottingham are pleased to announce the inaugural Postgraduate Conference, Emerging Developments in the Study of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, to be held on 7 June, 2016 at the University of Nottingham. More information and links to registration are available on the Postgraduate Conference 2016 page.

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STR Will Hold Two Conferences in 2016

STR is pleased to announce that it will hold two conferences in 2016.

 

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Best Student Paper Prize 2015

Giorgio del Vecchio, who is studying at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, won the Best Student Paper Prize at the Society for Terrorism Research 9th Annual International Conference for his paper, “Political Violence as Shared Terrain of Militancy: Red Brigades, Social Movements and the Discourse on Arms in the Early Seventies.”

The Best Student Paper Prize promotes the work of postgraduate students throughout the world, in all disciplines, in the field of terrorism research. Giorgio’s paper will be published in STR’s peer reviewed journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression in 2016.

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Dr. Tore Bjørgo Delivered 2015 Keynote

Dr Tore Bjørgo, a Professor of Police Science at the Norwegian Police University College (PHS) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), delivered the opening keynote presentation at STR’s 9th Annual International Conference.

A social anthropologist by training (University of Oslo), he received his doctoral degree from Leiden University. His main fields of research have been political extremism and terrorism; racist and right-wing violence; delinquent youth gangs; disengagement from violent groups; political communication; crime prevention; and policing. He has (co)authored or (co)edited thirteen books, including Political Communication (1987; 1992, in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish); Racist Violence in Europe (1993); Political Terrorism (1993, in Norwegian); Terror from the Extreme Right (1995); Racist and Right-Wing Violence in Scandinavia: Patterns, Perpetrators, and Responses (1997); Nation and Race: The Developing Euro-American Racist Subculture (1998); Violence, Racism and Youth Gangs: Prevention and Intervention (1999, in Norwegian); Generalized Hatred, Polarized Communities (2001, in Norwegian); Root Causes of Terrorism (2005); Perspectives of Police Science in Europe (2007); Leaving Terrorism Behind: Individual and Collective Disengagement (2009, co-edited with John Horgan), Strategies for Preventing Terrorism (2013), and most recently, Preventing Crime: A Holistic Approach (forthcoming), and The Dynamics of a Terrorist Targeting Process: Breivik and the 22 July Attacks in Norway (forthcoming, with Cato Hemmingby).

In Norway in 1996, he initiated of the first Exit-program to facilitate disengagement from right-wing extremist groups.

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9th Annual STR Conference

Society for Terrorism Research 9th Annual International Conference
10-11 September 2015
Birmingham City University – Birmingham, England

Opening Keynote Speaker confirmed: Dr. Tore Bjørgo
Professor at the Norwegian Police University College and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.
Read the Abstract: Counterterrorism as Crime Prevention: A Holistic Approach

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Best Student Paper Prize 2014

Kate Barrel, Monash University, Australia, won the Best Student Paper prize at the Society for Terrorism Research 8th Annual International Conference for her paper, “The challenge of understanding and evaluating CVE: An Australian case study.” The Best Student Paper prize promotes the work of postgraduate students throughout the world, in all disciplines, in the field of terrorism research. Kate’s paper was published in STR’s peer reviewed journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression 2015, Volume 7, Issue 2.

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Radicalization, Terrorism, and Conflict

Radicalization, Terrorism, and Conflict, available now at Amazon.com, is a collection of scholarly works, authored by international researchers and leading thinkers, addressing contemporary, history-making issues in international security and terrorism from an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributors to this edited volume represent global perspectives, ideas, analysis, and research. Radicalization, Terrorism, and Conflict transmits relevant findings, theory, and policy ideas for scholars of security and terrorism studies, for policy makers, and to the general public who are interested in keeping up with this global area of concern. It provides a jumping-off point for conversation and collaboration that can lead to new knowledge and broader understanding.

As an interdisciplinary collection of manuscripts, this book integrates and synthesizes theory, research, and public policy analysis in an effort to solve the complex questions and problems presented by this topic. Recognition of the need to approach the problems of radicalization, terrorism, and interpersonal conflict from an interdisciplinary perspective is gaining strength within academic settings, policy institutes, and global conferences. Unlike most recent edited books on the subject that are on the market at this time, Radicalization, Terrorism, and Conflict provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding related current issues. This approach encourages a broader perspective and thought process, trans-discipline and global collaboration and cooperation, and an integrated synthesis of knowledge.

Radicalization, Terrorism, and Conflict opens with an analysis of the ongoing phenomenon of the Arab Spring. In Section 1, contributors look at how players in the theatres of local and international terror become radicalized. Section 2 analyzes how terrorism becomes manifest in the global theatre and how governments and their actors attempt to prevent it. Section 3 presents research to bring understanding to the actors’ behavior and provide settings for future collaboration in understanding these phenomena.

Editors: Tali K. Walters, Rachel Monaghan, and J. Martín Ramírez

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