Report: Constructions of Terrorism Conference

Report: Constructions of Terrorism Conference

Pamela Ligouri Bunker - Small Wars Journal
Constructions of Terrorism Conference

18 Jan 2016

Small Wars Journal Reported:

On 3-4 December 2015, a conference on The Constructions of Terrorism was held in Santa Barbara, CA.  This event—part of a longer term project on global terrorism—was sponsored and organized jointly by TRENDS Research and Advisory, the UAE and the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).   The conference focus was described as follows:

The conference will debate and discuss how terrorism and acts of terrorism are understood and explained.  There will be inter-disciplinary contributions investigating how states and societies construct understandings and categories of terrorism and extremism.  By investigating how understandings of terrorism are constructed it is hoped we can contribute to the development of more effective strategies for countering the extremist ideas that lead to the acts labeled as terrorism.

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