Second STR Postgraduate Conference Ulster UniversityThe Society for Terrorism Research and
Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Ulster University announce:

Current Themes in the Study of
Terrorism and Political Violence

Society for Terrorism Research

2nd Postgraduate Conference

9 June, 2017

Ulster University
Belfast Campus

Registration is Now Open: You may now register for the conference at the bottom of this page.

Keynote Speaker:

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






We invite submissions for papers from postgraduate students on all areas of terrorism and political violence research. Submissions should include a paper title and abstract (max. 500 words), full name(s) and current position by 18 April 2017. 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 Organized 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 • Dealing with Political Violence • The Legacy of Political Violence

If you wish to organise a conference panel please email the conference organisers regarding the theme and panellists’ names. All panellists should submit individual abstracts before the deadline.

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)

Biographical information and the abstract provided will be published in the conference programme and may be published as part of conference proceedings in the STR’s journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression unless requested otherwise.

Non-presenters and non-paper givers also welcome.

Cost and Travel

The cost of the conference will be £45, which will cover all refreshments and give postgraduates membership in the Society for Terrorism Research for 2017. 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.

Important Deadlines

Paper and Panel Proposals: 28 April, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: 2 May, 2017

Conference Payment Deadline (please note will are unable to take cash payments on the day of): 1st June 2017

This information is available for download in the :
2017 Postgraduate Conference Call for Papers (pdf) File.

All queries and submissions should be sent to Dr. Rachel Monaghan: .


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