Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Inaugural Lecture: Prof. Richard English

Professor Richard English, of the School of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, "Does Terrorism Work?” in School III, St Salvator’s Quadrangle on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 at 5.15 p.m. All are welcome.

Terrorism, and responses to terrorism, remain central problems for states and citizens alike in the post-9/11 twenty-first century. Despite the huge literature now generated on the subject, more has been written on definitions of terrorism, and on the causes behind it, than on whether it actually works. In this Lecture, Richard English attempts to assess the question, Does Terrorism Work?, as seen historically, and with an eye to closely-focused, first-hand research on the detailed ways in which terrorism has (and has not) worked in practice.