The Society for Terrorism Research and
Swansea University announce:

Future Trends in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

Society for Terrorism Research
3rd Annual Postgraduate Conference

8 June, 2018

Swansea University

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Stuart Macdonald, Swansea University

We invite submissions for papers from postgraduate students, early career researchers and practitioners on all areas of terrorism and counter-terrorism research. Submissions should include a paper title and abstract (max. 500 words), full name(s) and current position by Monday 19th February 2018. Please submit proposals electronically to Notifications of Acceptance will be made by Monday 2nd April 2018.

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

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 £45, which will cover all refreshments and give postgraduates one year’s membership of the Society for Terrorism Research. The deadline for Payment is 31st of May 2018. Please note that we are unable to take payment on the day. 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.

All queries and submissions should be sent to


Accommadation Guide

The conference will be held in:

Richard Price Building Singleton Park


Hotels recommendations:
Travel Lodge Swansea Central
Dolphin SA1 Hotel
The Grand Hotel
The Dragon Hotel
Swansea Marriott Hotel

However, if anyone finds another hotel or AirBnB and would like to check its location suitability then please email and we will try our best to advise you.

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Professor Stuart Macdonald

Stuart Macdonald holds a Personal Chair in Legal Studies at Swansea University. His  research interests lie in criminal law and counterterrorism, particularly cyberterrorism and terrorists’ use of the internet. He is a Co-Director of the University’s EPSRC-funded £7.6m CHERISH Digital Economy Centre and Director of the University’s multidisciplinary cyberterrorism research project. To date the Cyberterrorism Project has conducted a survey of the global research community, compiled a database of definitions of cyberterrorism, conducted a study of online terrorist magazines, compiled a database of news stories on cyberterrorism, hosted numerous events including a NATO Advanced Research Workshop and an international conference on terrorism and social media, and published four edited collections and six policy reports (see further In 2016/17 he was also the holder of a Fulbright Cyber Security Award.

Stuart has also completed projects on the construction and application of principles in counterterrorism policy, the notion that counterterrorism policy must balance security and liberty (funded by the British Academy) and Swansea’s approach to youth anti-social behaviour (funded by the Welsh Government). He has written a number of other articles on the regulation of anti-social behaviour, considering such issues as the use of ASBOs against young people, the definition of anti-social behaviour and the classification of the ASBO as a civil remedy.