The Society for Terrorism Research and
De Montfort University are pleased to announce:

Current Themes in the study of Terrorism and Political Violence

5th Postgraduate Conference

Date: 29th May 2020
Location: De Montfort University, Leicester

Keynote Speaker: Jim Holyoak – Senior Lecturer Critical Incident Management and Leadership

Former Superintendent and Counter-Terrorism Security Advisor with Leicestershire Police, Jim
brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience from a practitioner level particularly in
relation to critical incident management and leadership. He is a Senior Lecturer at DMU and
module leader for the Critical Incident Leadership and Management Module for 2nd and 3rd year
policing students and Programme Leader for the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

programme as well as module leader on the programme. Jim also runs the Police Cadet
programme at Leicestershire Police Headquarters in his spare time.

Call for Papers

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 20th March 2020. 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
    Behavioural Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression unless requested otherwise.

    Cost and Travel

    The cost of the conference will be £50, which will cover all refreshments and give postgraduates
    one year’s membership in the Society for Terrorism Research for 2020. 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: Monday 20th March 2020

Notification of Acceptance: Friday 27th March 2020

Conference Payment Deadline (please note we are unable to take cash payments on the day):
29th May 2020

All queries and submissions should be sent to Tina Billington-Hughes (tina.billlington- )