The Society for Terrorism Research, C-REX, University of Oslo, and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) are pleased to announce:

The Data Revolution in Terrorism Research: Implications for Theory and Practice

Society for Terrorism Research
13th Annual International Conference


Thursday 20th – Friday 21st June 2019
(optional excursion to Utøya on Saturday 22nd June)

University of Oslo,


Keynote Speaker:


Dr Emily Corner is a Lecturer of Criminology at the Centre for Social Research and Methods at the Australian National University. Prior to joining the ANU, Emily was a Research Associate at the department of Security and Crime Science at University College London, working on projects examining lone and group-based terrorism, radicalisation, mass murderers, and fixated individuals. Her doctoral research focused on examining mental disorders and terrorist behaviour, and won the Terrorism Research Initiative’s Thesis award in 2016. She has published in leading psychology, forensic science, criminology, threat assessment, and political science journals. She has worked on research projects funded by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the European Union, the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Defence, and the Department of Home Affairs. Prior to her doctoral research she worked across step-down, low, and medium secure psychiatric hospitals, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Keynote Speaker:

Petter Nesser is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment FFI’s Terrorism Research Group. He is a political scientist, historian and arabist, educated at the University of Oslo (UiO) and The American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr Nesser has conducted extensive research on  European jihadism for more than a decade while concentrating on why and how terrorist cells emerge, and how they operate. He is currently focusing on jihadism in the Middle East post-ISIS, and working on a book about leaders of transnational militant Islamist movements.


Student Paper Competition

The organizing committee wishes to promote the work of graduate students (MA/PhD) in the field of terrorism research. All paper presentations submitted by graduate students will therefore be eligible for the honour of Best Student Paper. The winner will have the written paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. The award decision will be made by a committee comprising STR Governing Board members, editors of the journal, and selected specialists.

The author(s) must initially submit an abstract on the general submission date of 30. January 2019. 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 30 April 2019. This paper must comply with the author guidelines for the journal.


The primary author’s presentation of the paper at the Conference in Oslo 20-21 June 2019 is required. The primary author should be a current graduate student studying through a university or successfully completed her/his graduate studies since 1 January 2019. This competition is not open to current undergraduate students.


Conference Registration Information

Register online for the 2019 STR International Conference

The Early Bird rate is 2860,- Norwegian Krone (NOK)  until 18:00 GMT April 30, 2019, after this date the conference fee (standard) is 3300, NOK, these rates include lunches, tea/coffee, a reception on Thursday June 20 and membership of STR for 2019.

There is a separate postgraduate rate (MA/PhD Students) of 1980,- NOK, which includes lunches, tea/coffee and a reception on Thursday June 20. The excursion to Utøya (optional): 1000,- NOK Registration will close on June 7, 2019.

Please note: The organizing committee cannot offer the Early Bird rate for those who need to pay by invoice.

*By registering for the STR Conference the participant agrees to be bound by and comply with the 2019 STR Conference Terms and Conditions

Register Online


Excursion to Utøya

The day after the main conference, on June 22, the organization committee offers an optional excursion to Utøya, the main site of the terrorist attacks in Oslo on 22 July, 2011. Sixty-eight (mostly) youths were killed and many more wounded by a lone right-wing terrorist.

The excursion to Utøya will include presentations from survivors, police officers, and researchers on the 22 July attack. The excursion to Utøya (optional): 1000,- NOK

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Schedule and Panels

Details of the conference schedule ( and panels ( can be found on C-Rex’s STR 2019 webpage (


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Accommodation and Travel

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