Political instability and conflict has led to a rise in terrorist incidents around the world in the last two decades. Estimates vary, but it is thought that in 2017 alone, there were around 22,500 attacks globally (Source: JTIC). The disparity between Western coverage of localised attacks in developed nations and coverage of sustained attacks in developing countries is worthy of scrutiny, leading to questions about media reporting around issues of terrorism.
This stream will examine the ways in which foreign policy and international relations may have encouraged global terrorism, and what international development might do to prevent further growth.
We are pleased to welcome the following confirmed speakers;
Aoife McCullough (Research Fellow for ODI)-
Aoife specialises in political and social analysis in conflict-affected environments and is a research fellow for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). ODIs research on conflict and violence is enhancing understanding of the threats facing communities in protracted crises, and the implications of violent insecurity for civilian protection. She has carried out analysis and provided strategy advice to DFID, AFD, NGOs and the private sector. She holds an MSc in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics and a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin. ODI promotes global progress and prosperity by focusing on improving the lives of the world's poorest people.