Roundtable Discussion - 'International Terrorism and Organised Crime: the same difference?'

Professor Letizia Paoli
(University of Leuven)

10am – 12 noon, Tuesday 11 April 2017

Arts Lecture Theatre

'International Terrorism and Organised Crime: the same difference?'

Dr. Letizia Paoli (PhD, EUI, 1997) has been a full professor of criminology, since 2006, at the University of Leuven Faculty of Law, Belgium. From 1998-2006, she was a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany.

As the world’s leading authority on the Italian mafia, Professor Paoli has been distinguished visiting positions at the Universities of Giessen, Paris I (Sorbonne), Rotterdam and Tübingen as well as serving as a consultant for two UN agencies. She is currently the Vice-President of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy and a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction.

The Complexity of Terrorism – Victims, Perpetrators and Radicalisation

The special issue ‘The Complexity of Terrorism – Victims, Perpetrators and Radicalisation’ edited by Javier Argomaniz and Orla Lynch has been published online at Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. This publication project is based on the findings from a European Commission funded study and it examines the role of victims and former perpetrators in the prevention of terrorism and political violence, with a particular emphasis on the importance of narratives, roles and identities of victimhood. Click here to access the articles.

Tim Wilson: Reflections on the Westminster Attack

As the dust settles on the recent attack at Westminster, CSTPV Director Tim Wilson reflects upon the atrocity in a longer-term context:


Diego Muro - "Does Terrorism Work?"

CSTPV’s Diego Muro will be speaking at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) on Wednesday 29th March on 'Does Terrorism Work?'.

Each year, RCDS holds a conference with the near-equivalent Centre des Hautes Edutes Militaires (CHEM) and this year's theme is The Rise of Ideologically Inspired Terrorism.

British Academy/Leverhulme grant

Alexander Kupatadze (Kings College London) and Javier Argomaniz (CSTPV) have been awarded a prestigious British Academy/Leverhulme Research Grant. The grants cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project in the humanities and social sciences. Alexander and Javier will investigate the overlap between petty criminals and violent extremists in European jihadist networks. As part of this study, an international conference will be organised in London to bring together experts on the subject to reflect on the most recent developments on this issue.

Call for Papers

Public Lecture - 'What does 'terrorism' include, and why does it matter?'

Emeritus Professor Adrian Guelke (Queen's University of Belfast)

5pm Thursday 9 March 2017
Arts Lecture Theatre

'What does 'terrorism' include, and why does it matter?'


Professor Guelke is a Visiting Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice

JTR - Call for Reviewers

The CSTPV Journal of Terrorism Research (JTR) is looking for reviewers who have specialisms in all areas of terrorism and political violence. If you are able to volunteer to complete 3-4 reviews per year, please register at Please ensure that you complete all areas of the reviewer information form - in particular, please detail your areas of expertise as fully as possible. Incomplete forms will be rejected and not included on the journal reviewer listing.

Thank you in advance for your support.