GSSR Special Issue on Terrorism and Counterterrorism Publication

The Georgetown Security Studies Review is very proud to present a new special issue: “What the New Administration Needs to Know About Terrorism and Counterterrorism”. This issue contains articles and remarks from some of the world’s eminent scholars of terrorism and counterterrorism, who gathered at Georgetown University on 26-27 January, 2017 for a conference jointly hosted by Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies and the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence of the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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Tagore in the time of war 1913-1919 - Sneha Reddy

Ideas and influence of poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore during the first world war. Marking 100 years of Tagore’s lectures, delivered in Japan and USA, published in 1917 under the title ‘Nationalism’.

In his book, Nationalism, which this article commemorates, Tagore bluntly said, ‘Nationalism is a great menace’. He viewed the European war of nations as the ‘war of retribution’. He felt that the ‘time has come, for the sake of the whole outraged world, Europe should fully know in her own person the terrible absurdity of this thing called the Nation’. For him, ‘nation’ was just another name for an organisation of politics and commerce, and warned that when it ‘becomes all powerful at the cost of harmony of the higher social life, then it is an evil day for humanity’. Ideas of nationalism were rife in India and he lamented that ‘this abstract being, the Nation, is ruling India’

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About the author
Sneha Reddy is a first-year PhD student at CSTPV. Her research focuses on French North African and British Indian soldiers in the First World War in the Middle East. She is on twitter @sneha_tumu

The Airey Neave Trust Book Prize 2017

The Airey Neave Trust is delighted to announce the inauguration of an annual Airey Neave Memorial Book Prize (the “Neave” Prize) which is very generously being sponsored, for the next three years, by Pool Reinsurance Ltd, the Government backed terrorism reinsurance scheme.

The Neave Prize will be awarded annually to the work of non-fiction which the Judging Panel considers to have made the most significant, original, relevant, and practically valuable contribution to the understanding of terrorism1. The inaugural Prize will be awarded to a book published between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017.

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Georgetown and St Andrews Conference 2017


Jointly hosted by the Georgetown University Center for Security Studies and the University of St Andrews Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence

26-27 January 2017

Panel I: What Next? Global Trends and Threats

Keynote: The Hon. Michael Vickers, former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Panel II: What Next? Regional Trends and Threats

Panel III: Global Counterterrorism and Regional Structures
Keynote 2: Professor Richard English, Queen's University, Belfast

Panel IV: Intelligent Challenges