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BRITISH ACADEMY CONFERENCE

How Terrorist Groups ‘Learn’:
Innovation and adaptation in political violence

Thursday 18 & Friday 19 June 2015, 9.30am – 5.00pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Convenor: Dr Andrew Mumford, University of Nottingham


This conference explored how terrorist groups have learned from each other and/or from history by mimicking tactics or actively pursuing inter-organisational co-operation. By bringing together leading scholars in the field of international relations, security studies and history, as well as counter-terrorism practitioners, this conference analysed the notion of ‘learning’ in a non-state capacity and addressed a number of the most substantial case studies that showcase the under-analysed process of learning and tactical transferral between and within terrorist groups.


Speakers include:
Dr Afzal Ashraf, Royal United Services Institute
Dr Akil Awan, Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor Mia Bloom, University of Massachusetts
Lord Carlile, House of Lords
Dr Martyn Frampton, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Paul Gill, University College London
Dr Andrew Glazzard, Royal United Services Institute
Dr Michael Goodman, King's College London
Professor Adrian Guelke, Queen’s University Belfast
Professor John Horgan, University of Massachusetts
Alan Judd, ex-Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre
Ms Louise Kettle, University of Nottingham
Dr John Morrison, University of East London
Dr Andrew Mumford, University of Nottingham
Dr Jeffrey Murer, University of St Andrews
Raffaello Pantucci, Royal United Services Institute
Dr Maria Rasmussen, US Naval Postgraduate School
Dr William Sheehan, Open University
Dr Rashmi Singh, University of St Andrews
Professor Charles Townshend FBA, Keele University
Tim Willasey-Wilsey CMG, ex-Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Please click here for a copy of the provisional conference programme


Related public event held on the evening of 18 June 2015:
Tackling Today's Terrorists: The challenges for national security