Dernière mise à jour: 31 décembre 2011
16 février 2012
University of St Andrews
The Emergency Response to Terrorism, An Assessment
This one-day conference will assess past, current and future threats in the UK and the look at the emergency response to terrorism. It seeks to examine previous responses i.e. to 9/11 and The London bombings, will address the current threat touching on the upcoming Olympics and will also look at the legacy of 7/7, biological weapons and the use of the public as first responders.
19-20 avril 2012
East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Moral Psychology of Terrorism: Implications for Security
The terrorism of the past decade has been driven by the interface of psychology, morality, faith, religion, and politics. This modern terrorism reflects terrorists' pursuit of their beliefs and even aggressive promotion of the exclusivity of their world-views at the expense of the lives of those who do not share them. In this sense, the act of terrorism is fueled by arguments of morality and views that are rooted in the psyches and beliefs of terrorists.
Recent terrorism, wherever it spreads, under the banner of major monotheistic religious traditions or Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism, brings into the forefront the need to better understand the moral psychology of terrorism. This need is more critical in the areas where youths might be recruited and socialized or 'brain-washed' by terrorist leaders. The heinous events committed by terrorists and sympathizers against the citizens of New York, London, Madrid, Bombay, and various cities of Pakistan and Afghanistan further emphasize the need to understand terrorists' moral psychology.
Examination of the moral psychology of terrorism opens up new insights into security issues. Indeed, a link between the psychology of terrorism and security analysis must be made. That is to say, terrorism and anti-terrorism measures must not be restricted to political and military plans. Rather, identifying and addressing terrorism and its implications for security requires that scholars and politicians delve deeper into the psyches of terrorists to avoid further insecurity.
This is the fourth conference in a series on morality and terrorism.
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Dr. Jalil Roshandel Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Security Studies East Carolina University Brewster A - 116 Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone: 001 1 252 328 1062
30-31 mai 2012
Washington, United States
3rd Annual Terrorism & Global Security Conference: What Constitutes a Legal War in the 21st Century? An Analysis of the Role of the United Nations, NATO, and Coalitions in War Making in the Era of the War on Terror
With the advent of the War on Terror and various "wars" in the Middle East and Africa, it is necessary to review and explore the legal basis for the involvement of military force by other States. Is the authority of the UN Security Council still functionally valid? For instance, the 2011 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 authorized member States to take all necessary steps to protect Libyan civilians by means of establishing no-fly zones over Libyan airspace. The goal was to prevent civilian casualties. Armed with the UN Resolution, NATO not only intervened but took sides in the conflict. NATO expanded its use of force to target the military of Colonel Qaddafi resulting in his defeat and death. This action not only places focus on the role of the United Nations, but also the role of individual States and organizations like NATO. Is humanitarian intervention a real legal norm? Should it be?
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6-7 décembre 2012
VIIIth International Conference on Counter Terrorism and Human Security
The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.