We are pleased to announce that the British Academy has confirmed its support for the
conference. The Academy’s Conference Support scheme has awarded the conference team nearly £5,000 to support the conference. The scheme is designed to promote the dissemination of advanced research. The Academy particularly welcomes applications that show how public interest might be engaged in the topics discussed. We hope that we will be able to have a strong policy, civil society and public interest in the conference.
We will announce further details when confirmed, but we encourage policy, civil society and other groups to contact us to discuss participation. We particularly welcome involvement from citizen groups and those from ‘suspect’ or marginalised communities. Contact us at decadeofterrorism AT gmail.com
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On 8-11 September 2011 we will look back on the events of 11 September 2001 and ask: What have we learnt?
This major retrospective conference to be held at Strathclyde University in the centre of Glasgow will bring together some of the leading global researchers on terrorism and political violence.
We can reveal the names of two keynote speakers now, with more to be announced. They are:
Joseba Zulaika The Director of the Centre for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada in Reno and an anthropologist by training. Among his research interests are the international discourse of terrorism. His 2009 book Terrorism: the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy was published by the University of Chicago Press. His recent explorations of terrorism focus in particular on the role of intellectuals and reflect on the domain of terrorism studies. This self-reflexive focus – which is comparatively rare in academic work on terrorism – is the reason why we particularly wanted Prof Zulaika to deliver a keynote at the conference.
Michael Stohl is Professor of Communication at the University of California Santa Barbara. Stohl’s research focuses on organizational and political communication with special reference to terrorism, human rights and global relations. Stohl’s focus on Terrorism as communicatively constituted violence and his current work on terrorism networks and counter terrorism are the key reasons why he is being invited to deliver a keynote. He will also lead a masterclass workshop at the conference.
More information to come very soon….
David Miller, Chair of the Organising Committee
davidmiller AT strath.ac.uk