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International Conference | Transnational Terrorism Today: How do the Transatlantic Allies Deal With Terrorism?

November 9, 2017 - November 10, 2017

Transnational terrorism has become one of the major global threats of the 21st century. The countries of North America and Europe feel particularly vulnerable and exposed. Attempts to agree on a sober transatlantic policy to deal with transnational terrorism have been made for quite a few years. So far, however, the transatlantic allies have not been able to develop a united and comprehensive strategy toward transnational terrorism. Confronting Al-Qaida was difficult enough. The rise of the Islamic State (IS), Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and similar organizations and the bloodshed in, for instance, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan as well as homegrown terrorism have confronted policy makers with increasingly complex issues.

This conference considers the manifold challenges involved when dealing with transnational terrorism. Understanding the nature of the threat, after all, is of crucial importance to contain and perhaps even to eradicate it in the years to come. Our distinguished and experienced participants from academia and the policymaking world in the U.S. and Europe assess the situation and offer solutions for finding a comprehensive transatlantic approach to counter the threat of transnational terrorism. Among the many important issues to be discussed is the challenge of finding a balance between observing democratic values, norms and laws and the demand for the use of rather authoritarian and hardline counter-terrorism measures.

This promises to be a challenging and enlightening event. It will commence with a keynote address by distinguished terrorism expert Prof. Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University on Thursday, November 9th, at 4:30 pm (UNC Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room). The conference takes place on Friday, November 10th from 8:30am to 7:30pm, consisting of 3 panels with 12 talks in total, followed by a concluding panel discussion (Global FedEx Center, Room 4003).

ALL WELCOME.  Free without ticket. For details about speakers, schedules, venues, and announcements, visit the conference website.


November 9, 2017
November 10, 2017
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Dr. Tobias Hof
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FedEx Global Center #4003
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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