MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence - Application Deadline

This is a reminder that all applications for the MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence must be submitted in full by 30 April 2015. Applications received after that date will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.

For further information please visit our
MLitt page or contact us by email.

Paul Wilkinson Memorial Lecture 2015 - Dr Thomas Hegghammer

"Why terrorists weep: Socio-cultural practices in the jihadi underground"

Date: Thursday 16 April 2015
Location: School III, St Salvator’s Quad
Speaker: Dr Thomas Hegghammer (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI))


Thomas Hegghammer is director of terrorism research at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment in Oslo. He was the Zukerman fellow at CISAC in 2012–2013.

He has previously held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and at Harvard, Princeton and New York Universities. Dr. Hegghammer studies militant Islamism with a particular focus on transnational jihadi groups. His book Jihad in Saudi Arabia (Cambridge 2010) won the silver medal of the Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council of Foreign Relations. He also co-authored Al-Qaida in its own Words(Harvard 2008) and The Meccan Rebellion (Amal Press 2011). His articles have been published in the American Political Science Review, International Security, Journal of Peace Research, and other journals. He as written op-eds for the New York Times and al-Sharq al-Awsat, as well as reports for the International Crisis Group and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. He has also testified in several parliaments (including the US Congress) and served as an expert witness (for both prosecution and defence) in terrorism trials.

All Welcome

CSTPV Seminar: Bruce Hoffman - Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947

Time: 5.30 PM
Date: 7 April 2015
Location: Seminar Room 7, Arts Faculty Building

On 7 April 2015 Professor Bruce Hoffman and Sir David Veness will speak about Professor Hoffman’s new book
Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 (Knopf Publishing Group 2015).

The CSTPV hosted event will take place in Seminar Room 7, Arts Faculty Building at 5.30 PM to which all are invited.


Lecture: Matthew Barzun, US Ambassador to the United Kingdom

America’s Role ´┐╝in the World: Hands On or Hands Off?

The Honorable Matthew Barzun, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Thursday 9 April 2015, 5.30 pm Lecture Theatre, School of Medical and Biological Sciences

This lecture is open to all current students and staff at St Andrews.

Doors open at 5.10pm, and entry will be on production of a valid staff or matriculation card.

To register, please go to:


Sarah Marsden - What constitutes successful 'deradicalisation'?

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Sarah Marsden discusses some of the outcomes of her research on efforts to reintegrate people convicted of terrorism studies:

Sarah presented this research at a conference organised by CSTPV and University College Cork on the 31 March 2015.