17-19 Sept. 2014 CTSS and STR Conference:

Communication & Collaboration for Counter-Terrorism

Our friends at the University of Massachusetts Center for Terrorism and Security Studies are co-sponsoring the 8th annual STR conference in Boston this year. For more information on the conference click on the following link http://www.uml.edu/Research/CTSS/STR-Conference/default.aspx 


2 May 2014 Syrian Engagement Project Conference: 

Religious Extremism in Syria: A New Launching Pad for Global Terrorism?

Panel session at the Project's 2nd conference: Religious Extremism in Syria: A New Launching Pad for Global Terrorism? 

Panel session at the Project's 2nd conference: Religious Extremism in Syria: A New Launching Pad for Global Terrorism? 

On 2 May 2014, the Institute for Near Eastern Studies of the University of Vienna and the Terrorism Research Initiative hosted the conference: Religious Extremism in Syria: A New Launching Pad for Global Terrorism? This was the second conference from the Syrian Engagement Project. The first conference (see below), was focused on providing participants with perspectives from various Syrian civil society and political factions on the conflict and promoting dialogue between individuals and groups. This second conference was designed to provide a smaller, more intimate environment for discussion of pertinent issues related to militant or extremist factions in Syria as well as discussions of wider regional and international implications. The conference provided a forum conducive for extensive speaker-audience interaction. (Conference report below)


6-7 February 2014 Syrian Engagement Project Conference: 

The Syrian Conflict: Promotion of Reconciliation and its Implications for International Security

Panel session at the Project's 1st conference: The Syrian Conflict: Promotion of Reconciliation and its Implications for International Security

Panel session at the Project's 1st conference: The Syrian Conflict: Promotion of Reconciliation and its Implications for International Security

From 6-7 February 2014, over 100 participants from over a dozen countries gathered in the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien (Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria) for a unique conference: The Syrian Conflict: Promotion of Reconciliation and its Implications for International Security. The conference was jointly hosted by the Institute for Near Eastern Studies of the University of Vienna, the Terrorism Research Initiative, and the Centre for Terrorism and Security Studies of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. (Conference report below)


25-26 February 2013 Workshop on Collaborative Research on Terrorism and Political Violence

Form 25 to 26 February 2013, the Terrorism Research Initiative and the University of Vienna jointly hosted a workshop of local and international experts on terrorism and political violence. The workshop provided briefings on ongoing research and discussed areas for increasing collaboration among the community of scholars and practitioners.