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Conferences & Workshops

Upcoming conferences and invited talks featuring PRIME investigators

  • PRIME investigators will be presenting at several upcoming conferences, including the International Crime Science Conference (British Library, London, 12 July 2017), the Society for Terrorism Research Annual Conference (NYU, New York City, 14-15 August 2017) and the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference (Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, 15-18 November 2017). 

PRIME Project workshops and masterclasses

  • 2017, 28 April. A workshop was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, to present PRIME's key findings, in particular the scripting work and outcome of tests of CT communication campaigns. There were 25 participants, including key national level policy advisors from the Ministry of Refugees, Immigrants and Integration, the National Center for Prevention of Extremism and the Ministry of Justice. Participants also included practitioners working with radicalisation prevention and interventions from 7 different Danish municipalities, 4 regional police forces, the National Police Force and the Danish Crime Prevention Center.
  • 2017, 25 April. PRIME held a two-hour workshop at the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals on the implication of our findings for risk analysis and management.
  • 2017, 6 April. A training masterclass on the PRIME scripts was delivered to 20 practitioners from UK law enforcement and security agencies in London, UK, at King's College London.
  • 2017, 24 March. A training masterclass on the PRIME scripts was delivered to over 30 practitioners from Israeli law enforcement and security agencies in Jerusalem, Israel.  
  • 2017, 2-3 February. Findings of the PRIME project were delivered over the course of a two-day training event organised by the Portland Police Training Division in Portland, Oregon. 
  • 2016, 9 December. Hebrew University Jerusalem. PRIME held a workshop organised by the Anti-defamation League to present results from the scripting work packages. It was attended by close to 20 US senior local law enforcement officials. 
  • 2016, 22 November. Auckland, New Zealand. PRIME held a workshop attended by around 40  clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and policy-makers from Australia and New Zealand to present preliminary findings. 
  • 2016, 11 May. PRIME investigators delivered a masterclass on "The internet as a force multiplier for violent extremists" and the applications of OSInt at the Safeguarding Australia National Security Summit in Canberra. 
  • 2016, 26 April. PRIME investigators from University of Warsaw delivered a masterclass on the use of OSInt in countering lone actor terrorism at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, India. Senior officers representing all 29 states attended. 
  • 2015, 1 April. King's College London, London, UK. The KCL team, in collaboration with Counterpoint, held a one-day workshop for policy-makers and security practitioners entitled "Understanding and Responding to Public Reactions to Home-Grown Terrorism." This workshop aimed to foster an exchange of new ideas to build trust, enhance resilience and support the development of more effective public engagement. This included presentations from stakeholders in Norway, France and Spain, as well as insights from the fields of social psychology and neuroscience. Attendance by invitation only. For more information, please contact Dr Julia Pearce
  • 2015, 19 January. University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland. The UoW research team held a seminar entitled "Radicalisation, Extremism and Lone Actor Terrorism: Threats and Challenges". The UoW investigators presented an overview of the PRIME  Project and led expert discussions on the phenomenon of lone-actor terrorism and the challenges that it raises for law enforcement and counter-terrorism. Representatives of the Polish Police force (General Headquarters of the Polish National Police and the Special Branch), the Polish intelligence community (Internal Security Agency), the General Headquarters of the Border Protection Force, as well as lawyers, practitioners and doctoral researchers from the Faculty of Law made up the 50 workshop participants.
  • 2014, 20 October. Woburn House, London, United Kingdom. The PRIME Project hosted its first invitation-only workshop attended by 25 UK security practitioners from a number of law enforcement, security and criminal justice agencies. The theme of the workshop was Shaping Applied Research on Lone Actor Terrorism. As well as academic presentations, the event involved moderated group sessions meant to elicit requirements from end-users, in order to inform the design of the lone-actor counter-measures portfolios.

Past conferences and invited talks featuring PRIME investigators

  • 2017, 3-4 May 2017. PRIME hosted a stand at Counter-Terror Expo.
  • 2017, 29 April. Noemie Bouhana was invited to present on "Understanding Radicalisation" at the Trinity Hall MCR Symposium, Cambridge, UK. 
  • 2016, 19-20 April. PRIME hosted a stand at Counter-Terror Expo and Dr Julia Pearce gave a talk on communication countermeasures at the same event. 
  • 2016, 17 February. Paul Gill presented on risk factors associated with lone actor terrorism at the Violence Research Centre, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
  • 2015, 3-4 December. Stefan Malthaner and Lasse Lindekilde co-authored a paper on "Analyzing Pathways of Lone-actor Radicalization: A relational Perspective", presented by Lasse Lindekilde, at the Constructions of Terrorism conference, organized by  TRENDS Research and Advisory and the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.
  • 2015, 23 November. Lasse Lindekilde was invited to present on the radicalization of lone-actor extremists at the annual meeting of the Danish Association of Criminologists, DJØF Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2015, 21 November. Noemie Bouhana co-authored a paper on "The Logic of Radicalization: A Guided Approach to Modelling and Analysis", presented by Dalal Al-Rajeh, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Washington, DC, USA.
  • 2015, 20 November. The PRIME Consortium presented a panel on "Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremist Events" at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Washington, DC, USA. Noemie Bouhana, Kacper Gradon and Simon Perry presented. 
  • 2015, 18 November. Emily Corner presented a paper on "Shaping Applied Research on Lone Actor Terrorism: A FP7 PRIME Initiative" at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Washington, DC, USA. The paper was co-authored with Amy Thornton, Kartikeya Tripathi and Mathew Ashby.  
  • 2015, 3 September. The PRIME Consortium presented a panel on "Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism" at the 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (EUROCRIM 2015), in Porto, Portugal. Noemie Bouhana, Kacper Gradon and Simon Perry presented. 
  • 2015, 28-20 July. Paul Gill and Noemie Bouhana were invited to present on lone-actor terrorism risk factors and risk assessment at the conference organised by the US National Institute of Justice, the UK Home Office and Public Safety Canada, "Radicalization and Violent Extremism: Lessons from Canada, The UK and the US," Arlington, VA, USA.
  • 2015, 5 March. Panel discussion on "Security, terrorism and human rights: Making London resilient". UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. University College London, London. Noemie Bouhana was one of the panelists. 
  • 2015, 4 March. Panel discussion on "Radicalisation and terrorism: A critical perspective". The Violence Research Centre. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. Noemie Bouhana was one of the panelists.
  • 2015, 12-13 February. "Preventing, interdicting, and mitigating extremism: Using the scripting approach to understand and defend against lone actor extremist events." Young Nordic Policy Seminar, Oslo, Norway. Gali Perry presented.
  • 2014, 8 December. Poster presentation on "Communicating about lone extremist events: Challenges and benefits of communicating about low-probability, high-impact risks." Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis. Denver, Colorado. Presented by Julia Pearce and Brooke Rogers.
  • 2014, 2 December. "Crafting knowledge for intervention and evaluation: From 'risk factors' to systemic causality." Behavioural Underpinnings of Violent Online Political Extremism. Workshop organised by the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence for Research in Violent Online Extremism. Berlin, Germany. Presented by Noemie Bouhana.
  • 2014, 22 November. "From risk factors to systemic models: Designing a knowledge-base for policy." Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA. Presented by Noemie Bouhana.
  • 2014, 4 November. "A systemic understanding of radicalisation: Implications for counter-radicalisation." CT/Cyber Conference, NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre. RAF Molesworth, UK. Presented by Noemie Bouhana.
  • 2014, 18 September. "'Evidence does not speak for itself': Tackling the problem of systemic causality." Society for Terrorism Research 8th Annual Conference. University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. Presented by Noemie Bouhana.
  • 2014, 18 September. "Early Warning Indicators of Terrorism and Radicalisation." Society for Terrorism Research 8th Annual Conference. University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. Presented by Bart Schuurman.