Postgraduate Conference University of NottinghamThe Society for Terrorism Research,
The School of Sociology and Social Policy,
The Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism at The University of Nottingham announce:

Emerging Developments in the Study of
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Society for Terrorism Research

Inaugural Postgraduate Conference

7 June, 2016

The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Afzal Ashraf, Royal United Services Institute

Registration is now open.

Conference payments are accepted on the University of Nottingham website.

Register for the STR Postgraduate Conference


We invite submissions for papers from postgraduate students on all areas of terrorism and counter-terrorism research. Submissions should include a paper title and abstract (max. 500 words), full name(s), current institutional affiliation by 1st April 2016.
Please submit proposals electronically to

Papers are invited for themes including but not exclusive to:

Conceptual Debates in Terrorism Research • Psychology of Terrorism • Terrorism and Organised Crime • Lone Actor Terrorism • Terrorist Learning • Cyber Terrorism • Terrorism and Prisons • Counter-Terrorism Legislation • Emerging Threats • State responses to Terrorism • Terrorism and Warfare • Terrorism and Identity • Children and Terrorism • Gender and Terrorism

If you wish to organise a conference panel, please include this in your abstract submission or email the organisers.

All proposals should include (where applicable):

  • Author/Presenter Name(s)
  • Title(s)
  • Mailing Address(es)
  • Email Address(es)
  • Abstract and title (Abstract Limit – 500 Words)
  • Biographical information (max 150 words)

Cost and Travel

The cost of the conference will be £40, which will cover all refreshments and give postgraduates membership in the Society for Terrorism Research for 2016. However, travel and accommodation, if required, are at the attendees’ own expense. A list of local accommodation and advice on travel will be made available upon request.


Registration is open. The University of Nottingham will be handling the processing of Conference payments on their website.

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 Society for Terrorism Research’s 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 1st April 2016. 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 the 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 6th May 2016. This paper must comply with the author guidelines for the journal. These guidelines can be found on the journal’s website.

The winner will be announced during the conference, and any students wishing to participate in this contest must be available to present their paper on the day.

Important Deadlines

Paper and Panel Proposals: 10th April, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: 20th April, 2016

Student Paper Contest Submission: 6th May, 2016

Conference Payment Deadline (please note will are unable to take cash payments on the day of): 1st June 2016

Registration is now open.

Conference payments are accepted on the University of Nottingham website.

Register for the STR Postgraduate Conference


All queries and submissions should be sent to: