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Southern Irish Loyalism in Context Podcast

This podcast is a collection of the speakers at the recent 'Southern Irish Loyalism in Context' Conference held at Maynooth University July 21st - 22nd, 2017. This conference was generously funded by the Irish Research Council and hosted at An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University.

Episodes include: Episode 13 - Keynote: 'Great Betrayal or Soft Landing? The fate of Southern Irish Loyalists in comparative perspective' - Dr. Tim Wilson

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CSTPV at conference on dynamics of conflict, Oxford

On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September a strong CSTPV/St Andrews contingent contributed to a highly successful graduate conference on the dynamics of conflict held at Nuffield College, Oxford.


From left to right:

Dr Tim Wilson (Director, Handa CSTPV); Juergen Brandsch (co-organiser/leader of the conference); Andre Python, Elena Zhirukhina. [Erika Brady not shown here]

Graduate Workshop on Conflict Dynamics, September 20-21 2017, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

The director of CSTPV, Dr. Timothy Wilson will give the key note together with Dr. Rob Johnson, Director of the Changing Characters of War Program, University of Oxford

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Conference - Understanding European jihadists: criminals, extremists or both?

Alexander Kupatadze (King’s College) and Javier Argomaniz (CSTPV) organised on 5 September in London the workshop Understanding European jihadists: criminals, extremists or both? The event was funded by the British Academy through their Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme and it brought together recognised experts on the subject, young scholars working on original research and experienced practitioners to discuss the intersection between terrorism and crime, a crucial question for modern counter-terror efforts.

Conference Agenda

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

Tawfik Hamid - Can the West Defeat Radical Islam?

This event is hosted by the Asia Scotland Institute and is being held in Edinburgh (25 May 2016) and Glasgow (26 May 2016).


Dr. Tawfik Hamid, is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization Jamaa Islameia JI (of Egypt) with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri, who later became the second in command of Al-Qaeda. After being radicalized in the JI (approximately thirty-five years ago), he had an awakening of his human conscience, recognized the threat of Radical Islam, and started to teach modern peaceful interpretations of classical Islamic core texts.

Hamid migrated to the West where he has lectured at UCLA, Stanford University, University of Miami and Georgetown University against Islamic fundamentalism. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of The Intelligence Summit, an annual conference on security and is author of international best-seller, “Inside Jihad”. Hamid recently launched a Facebook page (in Arabic), titled “Modern Interpretation for the Quran”, providing a peace-promoting commentary and understanding of the Quran. The page is “Liked” by over 2 million people.

In this incredibly unique event, the Asia Scotland Institute will host an evening talk with Dr. Hamid, followed by a Q&A to address the question of whether radical Islam can be defeated by the West, and if so – how.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the Asia Scotland Institute.

Edinburgh (25 May 2016)

Glasgow (26 May 2016)

Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) are excited to announce that the registration is open for the Sixth Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas, which will take place from 29 August – 2 September 2016 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Read More...