On 7-8 September 2022, Arif Sahar, a researcher from CENTRIC working for the INDEED project, attended the 14th Annual Society for Terrorism Research Conference at Coventry University, UK. The conference’s focus was on ‘The Future of Terrorism and Terrorism Research’ and was organised by the Society for Terrorism Research (STR). The conference provided an excellent opportunity for engagement and developmental perspectives regarding terrorism and the potential trajectory that terrorism research might take in the future, responding to the shifting terrorism nature and context. The conference attracted over 120 people with speakers from the United States, Australia, Kenya, SE Asia, and throughout Europe, who covered a broad range of issues across 20 panel sessions. The conference offered an opportunity to have meaningful conversations with fellow terrorism researchers and find future collaborators.
Arif Sahar presented on ‘INDEED: building meaningful and sustainable relationships between the research, policy and first-line practitioner communities.’ The presentation included the key barriers as well as opportunities for forging sustainable relationships between the research, policy and first-line practitioners within the EU context. Arif’s presentation drew on the main findings from the practitioners’ workshop held in Athens (April 2022) under the INDEED project. It triggered a good number of questions and feedback which will help the project to generate additional substance for its upcoming tasks/ deliverables/ activities.
STR are aiming to publish the conference papers / abstract into a special edition / journal. As soon as available, the paper “INDEED: building meaningful and sustainable relationships between the research, policy and first-line practitioner communities” presented by Arif Sahar will be published in the INDEED channels.