The International Terrorism and Energy Security Conference
The International Terrorism and Energy Security Conference was organised by the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and Eden Intelligence. It was held at the Royal College of Defence Studies on 15 – 16 June 2006. CSTPV's website posted the following information on the conference:
The International Terrorism and Energy Security Conference was conducted under Chatham House Rules in London at the Royal College of Defence Studies on 15th and 16th June 2006. This conference, organized by CSTPV together with Eden Intelligence, brought together leading specialists on terrorism from academia, government decision makers and energy and financial industry executives. The main objectives of the conference were to:
Identify the ways in which energy terrorism impacts energy security;
Address the new importance of energy security to economic and political stability;
Identify the unique challenges energy terrorism and political violence present to the private and public sectors;
This seminar was tailored for professionals working within the general framework of the international energy sector as well as those political bodies which monitor the security situations of the global energy infra structure. The panels brought together influential thinkers and practitioners in security, counter-terrorism and energy from around the world.
In response to a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the University of St. Andrews admitted holding a draft programme for the event but refused to disclose it after the conference organisers Eden Intelligence objected to its disclosure:
The University holds a draft programme for this event, which originated from Eden Intelligence and was clearly marked as being ‘Confidential’ and for internal use only. Eden Intelligence has
informed us in writing that they would object to the release of this document and would consider taking legal action against the University in the event of its unauthorised disclosure. The University is therefore withholding the document under the exemption under Section 36 of theAct: Confidentiality.