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The '''International Terrorism Conference 2008''' was a policy conference held on 2-3 October 2008 by the [[Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence]] in cooperation with the [[Royal United Services Institute]].  The conference was called, "Countering 'Jihadist' Terrorism: Regional and Country Perspectives". It was sponsored by the security technology company [[Smiths Detection]].
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The '''International Terrorism Conference 2008''' was a policy conference held on 2-3 October 2008 by the [[Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence]] in cooperation with the [[Royal United Services Institute]].  The conference was called, "Countering 'Jihadist' Terrorism: Regional and Country Perspectives". It was sponsored by the security technology company [[Smiths Detection]]. The conference was held over two days with the first day focued on approaches to counterterrorism, and the second on "the important role of the private sector, both as a contributor to CT efforts and, together with the public sector, as a potential target to be protected."<ref>RUSI, [http://www.rusi.org/ems.php?emsID=E4850FE875C9FB&subscriberID=M44E1AA6A7D738 International Terrorism Conference 2008] (accessed 16 October 2008)</ref>
  
 
Speakers including numerous experts from the [[Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence]] as well as senior figures from the policy world including the Prime Minister's Secuirty Advisor [[Alan West|Lord West of Spithead]], The Minister of State for Policing, Security and Community Safety,[[Tony McNulty]] and an unnamed "Senior Whitehall Official". <ref>[[Media:ITC 2008 Programme.pdf|Programme (PDF)]] for the International Terrorism Conference 2008]]</ref>
 
Speakers including numerous experts from the [[Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence]] as well as senior figures from the policy world including the Prime Minister's Secuirty Advisor [[Alan West|Lord West of Spithead]], The Minister of State for Policing, Security and Community Safety,[[Tony McNulty]] and an unnamed "Senior Whitehall Official". <ref>[[Media:ITC 2008 Programme.pdf|Programme (PDF)]] for the International Terrorism Conference 2008]]</ref>
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<blockquote style="border:1pt solid"><p style="text-align: center;"><u>International Terrorism Conference 2008</u></p><p>Thursday 2nd October</p><p>0830-0900 REGISTRATION & COFFEE</p><p>0900-0905 ADMINISTRATIVE REMARKS</p>  
 
<blockquote style="border:1pt solid"><p style="text-align: center;"><u>International Terrorism Conference 2008</u></p><p>Thursday 2nd October</p><p>0830-0900 REGISTRATION & COFFEE</p><p>0900-0905 ADMINISTRATIVE REMARKS</p>  
 
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<p>0920-1115 <u>SESSION ONE:</u> Multilateral perspectives</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Brian Lang|Dr Brian Lang]]'''<br>Principal, [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]</p><p>SPEAKERS: '''[[David Veness|Sir David Veness]]'''<br>Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, United Nations</p><p>'''[[George Robertson|Lord George Robertson]]'''<br>Former Secretary-General of NATO</p><p>'''[[Raphael Perl|Dr. Raphael Perl]]'''<br>Head, Action Against Terrorism Unit, OSCE</p><p>'''[[George Gijs de Vries]]'''<br>Clingendael Institute, The Hague; former EU CT Coorindator</p>
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<p>0920-1115 <u>SESSION ONE:</u> Multilateral perspectives</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Brian Lang|Dr Brian Lang]]'''<br>Principal, [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]</p><p>SPEAKERS:</p><p>'''[[David Veness|Sir David Veness]]'''<br>Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, United Nations</p><p>'''[[George Robertson|Lord George Robertson]]'''<br>Former Secretary-General of NATO</p><p>'''[[Raphael Perl|Dr. Raphael Perl]]'''<br>Head, Action Against Terrorism Unit, OSCE</p><p>'''[[George Gijs de Vries]]'''<br>Clingendael Institute, The Hague; former EU CT Coorindator</p>
 
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1115 - 1145 MORNING TEA & COFFEE
 
1115 - 1145 MORNING TEA & COFFEE
 
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<p>0920-1115 <u>SESSION TWO:</u> Hotspots of 'Jihadist' terrorism</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Simon Manley]]'''<br>Director for Defence and Strategic Threats, Foreign & Commonwealth Office</p><p>SPEAKERS: '''[[Michael Boyle|Dr. Michael Boyle]]'''<br>[[CSTPV]], [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]<br>''Terrorism, Civil War and Resistance in Iraq''</p><p>'''[[Abdel Bari Atwan]]'''<br>Editor in Chief, Al-Quds al-Arabi</p><p>'''[[Max Taylor|Professor Max Taylor]]'''<br>[[CSTPV]], [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]<br>''Somalia and the Horn of Africa''</p><p>'''[[Lianne Kennedy-Boudali]]'''<br>[[terrorexpertise:RAND Corporation|RAND]], Washington D.C.<br>''Maghreb and North Africa''</p><p>
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<p>0920-1115 <u>SESSION TWO:</u> Hotspots of 'Jihadist' terrorism</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Simon Manley]]'''<br>Director for Defence and Strategic Threats, Foreign & Commonwealth Office</p><p>SPEAKERS:</p><p>'''[[Michael Boyle|Dr. Michael Boyle]]'''<br>[[CSTPV]], [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]<br>''Terrorism, Civil War and Resistance in Iraq''</p><p>'''[[Abdel Bari Atwan]]'''<br>Editor in Chief, Al-Quds al-Arabi</p><p>'''[[Max Taylor|Professor Max Taylor]]'''<br>[[CSTPV]], [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]<br>''Somalia and the Horn of Africa''</p><p>'''[[Lianne Kennedy-Boudali]]'''<br>[[terrorexpertise:RAND Corporation|RAND]], Washington D.C.<br>''Maghreb and North Africa''</p><p>
 
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1330 - 1430 LUNCH
 
1330 - 1430 LUNCH
 
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<p>1430 - 1630 <u>SESSION THREE:</u> Country and regional perspectives</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Michael Clarke|Professor Michael Clarke]]'''<br>Director, [[RUSI]]</p><p>SPEAKERS: '''Senior Whitehall Official'''<br>''UK Perspectives''</p><p>'''[[Ekaterina Stepanova]]'''<br>[[Stockholm International Peace Research Institute]] (SIPRI)<br>''Caucasus and Central Asia''</p><p>'''[[Gregory Berry]]'''<br>Political Minister Counselor, United States Embassy, London</p>
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<p>1430 - 1630 <u>SESSION THREE:</u> Country and regional perspectives</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Michael Clarke|Professor Michael Clarke]]'''<br>Director, [[RUSI]]</p><p>SPEAKERS:</p><p>'''Senior Whitehall Official'''<br>''UK Perspectives''</p><p>'''[[Ekaterina Stepanova]]'''<br>[[Stockholm International Peace Research Institute]] (SIPRI)<br>''Caucasus and Central Asia''</p><p>'''[[Gregory Berry]]'''<br>Political Minister Counselor, United States Embassy, London</p>
 
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1630 - 1700 AFTERNOON TEA AND COFFEE
 
1630 - 1700 AFTERNOON TEA AND COFFEE
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<p>Friday 3rd October</p><p>0900 – 0930 REGISTRATION & COFFEE</p>  
 
<p>Friday 3rd October</p><p>0900 – 0930 REGISTRATION & COFFEE</p>  
 
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<p>0930 – 1100 <u>SESSION FIVE:</u> Protection against terrorism: The role of public-private partnerships</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Stephen Cummings]]'''<br>Director,  [[Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure]] (CPNI)</p><p>SPEAKERS: [[Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure|CPNI]] Speaker</p><p>'''[[Stephen Phipson]]'''<br>Group Managing Director, [[Smiths Detection]]</p><p>'''[[Chris Phillips|DCI Chris Phillips]]'''<br>Dead of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO)</p>
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<p>0930 – 1100 <u>SESSION FIVE:</u> Protection against terrorism: The role of public-private partnerships</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Stephen Cummings]]'''<br>Director,  [[Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure]] (CPNI)</p><p>SPEAKERS:</p><p>[[Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure|CPNI]] Speaker</p><p>'''[[Stephen Phipson]]'''<br>Group Managing Director, [[Smiths Detection]]</p><p>'''[[Chris Phillips|DCI Chris Phillips]]'''<br>Dead of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO)</p>
 
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1100 – 1130 MORNING TEA & COFFEE
 
1100 – 1130 MORNING TEA & COFFEE
 
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<p>1130 - 1230 <u>SESSION SIX:</u> Measuring success and failure in terrorism and counter terrorism</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Ali Watson|Professor Ali Watson]]'''<br>Head of the School of International Relations<br>[[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]</p><p>SPEAKERS: '''[[Marco Lombardi|Professor Marco Lombardi]]'''<br>Director, ITSTIME, Catholic University of Milan<br>''Al Qaeda’s Metrics of Global JIhad''</p><p>'''[[Abdel Bari Atwan]]'''<br>Editor in Chief, Al-Quds al-Arabi</p><p>'''[[Alex Schmid|Professor Alex P. Schmid]]'''<br>Director, [[CSTPV]]<br>''US Government Metrics of the Global War on Terror''</p>
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<p>1130 - 1230 <u>SESSION SIX:</u> Measuring success and failure in terrorism and counter terrorism</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Ali Watson|Professor Ali Watson]]'''<br>Head of the School of International Relations<br>[[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]</p><p>SPEAKERS:</p><p>'''[[Marco Lombardi|Professor Marco Lombardi]]'''<br>Director, ITSTIME, Catholic University of Milan<br>''Al Qaeda’s Metrics of Global JIhad''</p><p>'''[[Abdel Bari Atwan]]'''<br>Editor in Chief, Al-Quds al-Arabi</p><p>'''[[Alex Schmid|Professor Alex P. Schmid]]'''<br>Director, [[CSTPV]]<br>''US Government Metrics of the Global War on Terror''</p>
 
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1230 - 1330 LUNCH
 
1230 - 1330 LUNCH
 
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<p>1330 – 1500 <u>SESSION SEVEN:</u> Preventing terrorism: Counter-radicalisation straegies</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Robert Lambert]]'''<br>[[CSTPV]], [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]</p><p>SPEAKERS: '''[[Fernando Reinares|Professor Fernando Reinares]]'''<br>[[Elcano Institute]], Madrid</p><p>'''[[Theo Bot]]'''<br>Deputy National Coordinator for Counterterrorism.  Formerly, Deputy Director, AIVD, Netherlands</p><p>'''[[Tore Bjorgo|Professor Tore Bjorgo]]'''<br>Police University College, Oslo, Norway</p>
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<p>1330 – 1500 <u>SESSION SEVEN:</u> Preventing terrorism: Counter-radicalisation straegies</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[Robert Lambert]]'''<br>[[CSTPV]], [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]</p><p>SPEAKERS:</p><p>'''[[Fernando Reinares|Professor Fernando Reinares]]'''<br>[[Elcano Institute]], Madrid</p><p>'''[[Theo Bot]]'''<br>Deputy National Coordinator for Counterterrorism.  Formerly, Deputy Director, AIVD, Netherlands</p><p>'''[[Tore Bjorgo|Professor Tore Bjorgo]]'''<br>Police University College, Oslo, Norway</p>
 
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1500 - 15030 AFTERNOON TEA AND COFFEE
 
1500 - 15030 AFTERNOON TEA AND COFFEE
 
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<p>1530 – 1700 <u>PANEL DISCUSSION:</u> Countering ‘Jihadist’ terrorism: Re-thinking strategy</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[David Omand|Sir David Omand GCB]]'''<br>Vice President, [[RUSI]]</p><p>PANELISTS: '''[[Alan West|Admiral The Lord West of Spithead]]'''<br>Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Security and Counterterrorism</p><p>'''[[David Veness|Sir David Veness]]'''<br>Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, United Nations</p><p>'''[[Frank Gardner]]'''<br>Security Correspondent, [[terrorexpertise:BBC|BBC]]</p><p>'''[[M.J. Gohel]]'''<br>CEO [[Asia-Pacific Foundation]]</p>
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<p>1530 – 1700 <u>PANEL DISCUSSION:</u> Countering ‘Jihadist’ terrorism: Re-thinking strategy</p><p>CHAIR: '''[[David Omand|Sir David Omand GCB]]'''<br>Vice President, [[RUSI]]</p><p>PANELISTS:</p><p>'''[[Alan West|Admiral The Lord West of Spithead]]'''<br>Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Security and Counterterrorism</p><p>'''[[David Veness|Sir David Veness]]'''<br>Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, United Nations</p><p>'''[[Frank Gardner]]'''<br>Security Correspondent, [[terrorexpertise:BBC|BBC]]</p><p>'''[[M.J. Gohel]]'''<br>CEO [[Asia-Pacific Foundation]]</p>
 
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1700 – 1715 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE
 
1700 – 1715 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE
 
<p>'''[[Louise Richardson|Professor Louise Richardson]]'''<br>Executive Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advances Study, Harvard University, incoming Principal, [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]</p>
 
<p>'''[[Louise Richardson|Professor Louise Richardson]]'''<br>Executive Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advances Study, Harvard University, incoming Principal, [[terrorexpertise:University of St. Andrews|University of St. Andrews]]</p>
 
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Revision as of 08:29, 16 October 2008

The International Terrorism Conference 2008 was a policy conference held on 2-3 October 2008 by the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence in cooperation with the Royal United Services Institute. The conference was called, "Countering 'Jihadist' Terrorism: Regional and Country Perspectives". It was sponsored by the security technology company Smiths Detection. The conference was held over two days with the first day focued on approaches to counterterrorism, and the second on "the important role of the private sector, both as a contributor to CT efforts and, together with the public sector, as a potential target to be protected."[1]

Speakers including numerous experts from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence as well as senior figures from the policy world including the Prime Minister's Secuirty Advisor Lord West of Spithead, The Minister of State for Policing, Security and Community Safety,Tony McNulty and an unnamed "Senior Whitehall Official". [2]

The Programme

International Terrorism Conference 2008

Thursday 2nd October

0830-0900 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

0900-0905 ADMINISTRATIVE REMARKS


0920-1115 SESSION ONE: Multilateral perspectives

CHAIR: Dr Brian Lang
Principal, University of St. Andrews

SPEAKERS:

Sir David Veness
Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, United Nations

Lord George Robertson
Former Secretary-General of NATO

Dr. Raphael Perl
Head, Action Against Terrorism Unit, OSCE

George Gijs de Vries
Clingendael Institute, The Hague; former EU CT Coorindator


1115 - 1145 MORNING TEA & COFFEE


0920-1115 SESSION TWO: Hotspots of 'Jihadist' terrorism

CHAIR: Simon Manley
Director for Defence and Strategic Threats, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Michael Boyle
CSTPV, University of St. Andrews
Terrorism, Civil War and Resistance in Iraq

Abdel Bari Atwan
Editor in Chief, Al-Quds al-Arabi

Professor Max Taylor
CSTPV, University of St. Andrews
Somalia and the Horn of Africa

Lianne Kennedy-Boudali
RAND, Washington D.C.
Maghreb and North Africa


1330 - 1430 LUNCH


<p>1430 - 1630 SESSION THREE: Country and regional perspectives

CHAIR: Professor Michael Clarke
Director, RUSI

SPEAKERS:

Senior Whitehall Official
UK Perspectives

Ekaterina Stepanova
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Caucasus and Central Asia

Gregory Berry
Political Minister Counselor, United States Embassy, London


1630 - 1700 AFTERNOON TEA AND COFFEE


1430 - 1630 SESSION FOUR: Where do we stand?

CHAIR: Stephen Phipson
Group Managing Director, Smiths Detection

KEYNOTE: Rt. Hon. Tony McNulty MP
Minister of State for Policing, Security and Community Safety


1815 EVENING RECEPTION


Friday 3rd October

0900 – 0930 REGISTRATION & COFFEE


0930 – 1100 SESSION FIVE: Protection against terrorism: The role of public-private partnerships

CHAIR: Stephen Cummings
Director, Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)

SPEAKERS:

CPNI Speaker

Stephen Phipson
Group Managing Director, Smiths Detection

DCI Chris Phillips
Dead of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO)


1100 – 1130 MORNING TEA & COFFEE


1130 - 1230 SESSION SIX: Measuring success and failure in terrorism and counter terrorism

CHAIR: Professor Ali Watson
Head of the School of International Relations
University of St. Andrews

SPEAKERS:

Professor Marco Lombardi
Director, ITSTIME, Catholic University of Milan
Al Qaeda’s Metrics of Global JIhad

Abdel Bari Atwan
Editor in Chief, Al-Quds al-Arabi

Professor Alex P. Schmid
Director, CSTPV
US Government Metrics of the Global War on Terror


1230 - 1330 LUNCH


1330 – 1500 SESSION SEVEN: Preventing terrorism: Counter-radicalisation straegies

CHAIR: Robert Lambert
CSTPV, University of St. Andrews

SPEAKERS:

Professor Fernando Reinares
Elcano Institute, Madrid

Theo Bot
Deputy National Coordinator for Counterterrorism. Formerly, Deputy Director, AIVD, Netherlands

Professor Tore Bjorgo
Police University College, Oslo, Norway


1500 - 15030 AFTERNOON TEA AND COFFEE


1530 – 1700 PANEL DISCUSSION: Countering ‘Jihadist’ terrorism: Re-thinking strategy

CHAIR: Sir David Omand GCB
Vice President, RUSI

PANELISTS:

Admiral The Lord West of Spithead
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Security and Counterterrorism

Sir David Veness
Under-Secretary-General for Safety and Security, United Nations

Frank Gardner
Security Correspondent, BBC

M.J. Gohel
CEO Asia-Pacific Foundation


1700 – 1715 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

Professor Louise Richardson
Executive Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advances Study, Harvard University, incoming Principal, University of St. Andrews

  1. RUSI, International Terrorism Conference 2008 (accessed 16 October 2008)
  2. Programme (PDF) for the International Terrorism Conference 2008]]