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Global History Day, The Scottish Centre for Global History, University of Dundee

18 May 2016
The morning will be devoted to 'New Work in Global History', which will see the book launches for Matt Graham's & Felicia Gottmann recent books respectively (
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1780766351 & http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01BGSSKCY). The afternoon session 'Secessions & Declarations of Independence - a global perspective' with Steve Pincus, will feature responses to Steve' latest book manuscript on the American Declaration of Independence (which will be precirculated to those wishing to respond). A lively debate will be encouraged on independence & secessions both historical & contemporary.

All Sessions will be held in the River Rooms, Humanities Building, Tower, Level 9, University of Dundee.

Participation is free and graduate students and early-career scholars are particularly welcome. Places are limited. Please reserve yours by emailing Jenny Gorrod: HumanitiesDeanSec[at]dundee.ac.uk

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Paul Wilkinson Memorial Lecture 2016 - Professor Martha Crenshaw

ISIS, Its Adversaries, and Their Allies


Time: 5pm
Date: Thursday 14 April 2016
Location: School III, St Salvator’s Quad
Speaker: Professor Martha Crenshaw (Stanford University)

Martha Crenshaw is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy at Stanford. She was the Colin and Nancy Campbell Professor of Global Issues and Democratic Thought and professor of government at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., where she taught from 1974 to 2007. Her recent work includes “Will Threats Deter Nuclear Terrorism?” in
Deterring Terrorism: Theory and Practice, ed. Andreas Wenger and Alex Wilner (Stanford University Press, 2012) “Dealing with Terrorism,” in Managing Conflict in a World Adrift, ed. Chester Crocker, Fen Hampson, and Pamela Aall (Washington: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2014), and “Terrorism Research: The Record,” in the journal International Interactions (2014). She is also the editor of The Consequences of Counterterrorism (Russell Sage Foundation, 2010). In 2011 Routledge published Explaining Terrorism, a collection of her previously published work. She is currently writing a book with Gary LaFree titled Rethinking Counterterrorism: A Sensible Approach to Policy.
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Bernhard Blumenau - Group of 7 and International Terrorism: The Snowball Effect That Never Materialized

Journal of Contemporary History, 2016, vol. 51, issue 2, pp. 316-334

Bernhard Blumenau


The article looks at the Group of 7 (G7) efforts to fight international terrorism in the 1970s and early 1980s. It examines the G7 statement against hijacking, the Bonn Declaration of 1978, and assesses how the G7 dealt with it after the adoption of the Declaration. The article illustrates that after a short phase of enthusiasm just after the Declaration’s adoption, the G7 members’ united front against terrorism quickly eroded. The G7 failed to secure support from other countries and realized the economic and political costs that the implementation of the Declaration could produce. Therefore, it was pushed to the backburner. The Declaration was largely of symbolic and only of very little practical importance. Yet, it still pointed to the new approach of the G7 – present until today – that moved away from a purely economic agenda towards a progressively more political one.