Postgraduate Conference 2017

STR is pleased to announce details of its first conference in 2017, Current Themes in the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. This year’s Postgraduate Conference will be held on 9 June in Belfast (Northern Ireland) and hosted by Ulster University.

Dr David Strachan-Morris (University of Leicester) an expert in intelligence and security will deliver the keynote address.

For the Call for Papers, please visit the STR 2017 Postgraduate Conference page.

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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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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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