Terrorexpertise:Experts from Elite Conferences

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Methodology

Below is a list of individuals who have attended events on 'terrorism' at influential think-tanks between 2001 and 2007. The names of all disclosed attendees to a number of events on terrorism were recorded. Those individuals who attended more than one event are listed in the table below alphabetically according to surname. Below that table is a second listing the events which were consulted.

The institutions consulted were selected because links to their websites were included on the websites of MI5[1] and the US Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism[2]. The researchers were limited by the institutions which posted the relevant information.


This list is one of a number compiled including:


Elite Conference List

Name Number of events
Musa Admani 4
Humayun Ansari 2
Daniel Benjamin 2
Mia Bloom 3
Peter Clarke 3
William Clive 2
Lindsay Clutterbuck 2
Boaz Ganor 4
Fred Halliday 2
Roger Hardy 2
Michael Moodie 3
Loretta Napoleoni 2
Peter R Neumann 2
Kevin O'Brien 2
Jonathan Paris 2
Tariq Ramadan 2
Olivier Roy 4
Michael Scheuer 2
Asim Siddiqui 2
Steve Simon 3
Anne Speckhard 3
Rhiannon Talbot 3
Robert Whalley 4


List of Events Consulted

Title of event Host Date
Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy [1] 25 April 2001
Attack Against America - Our Next Steps [2] 20 September 2001
Terrorism and the New US Foreign Policy: Views from Abroad [2] 26 September 2001
Understanding the War on Terrorism: Implications for American Foreign Policy [2] 07 November 2001
America’s Foreign Policy: Tradition and the War on Terrorism [2] 14 November 2001
How Did This Happen? Terrorism and the New War [2] 17 December 2001
The International Response To Global Terrorism [8] 24 January 2002
Rule Of Law: Keeping the Balkans Free of al Qaeda [2] 13 February 2002
9/11 and the Middle East [8] 21 March 2002
Tackling The Root Causes Of Terrorism [8] 20 April 2002
Islam And The Jihad [8] 16 May 2002
What Should Be Our Overall Strategy In Dealing With Terrorism? [2] 29 May 2002
The Base: A Journey In Search Of Al-qaeda [8] 17 July 2002
Terrorism, Counter-terrorism And Human Rights [8] 13 November 2002
An Alternative To Terrorism [8] 18 November 2002
The War Against Terrorism And The Dangerous Neglect Of Human Rights [8] 21 January 2003
Blowback By Ricochet: Algeria, Iraq And Al-qaida [8] 13 March 2003
Phase III in the War on Terrorism? Challenges and Opportunities [1] 14 May 2003
Al-qaeda, Saudi Arabia And International Security [8] 12 June 2003
Terrorism & Human Rights [8] 11 February 2004
Chemical and Biological Terrorism: Forging a Response [7] 18-20 February 2004
Fighting the Financing of Terrorism: Developing a Successful [3] 16 March 2004
Chemical and Biological Terrorism [7] 19-21 March 2004
Saudi Arabia And The Threat From Terrorism: Are The Proposed Reforms Too Little, Too Late? [8] 30 June 2004
The Iraqi Insurgency and al-Qaeda [3] 10 July 2004
Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe [2] 27 September 2004
"Why Is Radical Islamic Fundamentalism Gaining Ground Among Second-generation Muslims Living In The West And Converts To Islam?" [8] 13 October 2004
Islam in a Changing World [2] 15 November 2004
Insurgency and Jihad: The Iraqi Theater and Beyond [3] 11 April 2005
How to be Effective in Counter-Terrorism [1] 15 April 2005
John C Whitehead Lecture On Anglo-american Relations, 'soft Power And The Struggle Against Terrorism' [8] 04 May 2005
American Counterterrorism: The Secret History and Uncertain Future [2] 01 June 2005
Is Islam A Threat To The West - Session Vii - Unmasking Prejudice And Facilitating Understanding [8] 01 June 2005
Terrorism in the UK [4] 22 June 2005
How To Win the War Against Terrorism [1] 22 September 2005
Landscapes Of The Jihad [8] 12 October 2005
Global War on Terror Series: The War on Terror—Are We Losing? [2] 17 November 2005
Are We Winning the War on Terrorism? A Report from Afghanistan [1] 19 January 2006
Politics & Terrorism 2006 - 16 Febuary 2006 [4] 16 February 2006
What Does Al Qaeda Want? [8] 22 February 2006
International Terrorism: Dimensions and Response [2] 05 April 2006
The Secret History Of Al-qa'ida [8] 05 April 2006
What Terrorists Want: Understanding The Terrorist Threat [8] 05 June 2006
Evolving Tactics of Terrorism? [5] 06 July 2006
Countering Nuclear Terrorism [8] 21 September 2006
Whitehall Dialogue: Counter-Terrorism: Its Impact on the Craft of Intelligence [4] 29 September 2006
Understanding Suicide Terrorism [4] 03 November 2006
Transnational Terrorism: Defeating the Threat [4] 10 November 2006
Politics and Terrorism [4] 14-15 February 2007
Countering Suicide Terrorism [4] 06 March 2007
Female Suicide Bombing and Europe [5] 12 March 2007
Terrorism, Security And Civil Liberties [8] 14 March 2007
The Algiers Bombings: Al-Qaeda's Resurgence in North Africa [3] 17 April 2007
Terrorism in the UK: A Workshop on Radicalisation [4] 02 May 2007
CBRN Terrorism: Mapping the Threat [7] 16-19 May 2007
Al Qaeda Rising? [2] 01 June 2007
Jacobson: Europe’s New Terror Threat [2] 25 July 2007
A Conversation with Michael Hayden [2] 07 September 2007
7th International Conference [6] 8-11 September 2007
Al-Qaeda and the Threat to the American Homeland [2] 12 September 2007
Islamic Movements in Iraqi Kurdistan [3] 17 September 2007
The Long War on Terrorism and Struggle Against Extremism [1] 19 September 2007
Prepared Remarks by the FBI's Robert Mueller [2] 28 September 2007
MI5 Director General's Speech on Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism and Trust [2] 05 November 2007
The Future of Radical Islam in Europe [2] 06 November 2007
The Al-Qaeda Triangle [3] 05 December 2007
Intelligence and the Sociology of Terrorism [4] 8-9 December 2006

Host of Event: Key:

  1. Brookings Institution
  2. Council on Foreign Relations
  3. Jamestown Foundation
  4. Royal United Services Institute
  5. International Institute of Strategic Studies
  6. International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
  7. Wilton Park
  8. Chatham House


Notes

  1. MI5 Useful links on international terrorism(Accessed: 31 January 2008)
  2. Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Research Agencies and Organizations(Accessed: 31 January 2008)