Terrorism and Political Violence Association



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Directors

Director


Gordon Clubb
is a Lecturer in International Security in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds.11061294_10155741663590644_1612022861305294567_n

His current research has focused on how terrorism campaigns end, specifically on the impact (or lack thereof) of de-radicalisation inreducing the risk of recidivism and preventing terrorism and political violence. Other research interests include specific conflicts (e.g. th
e Israel-Palestine conflict), militant group dynamics (e.g. Hezbollah, the IRA, PLO), and terrorism and security conceptually (e.g. applying social movement approaches).

Co-ordinators

Lars BergerLars Berger is Associate Professor in International Security in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds, and Programme Director for the MA International Relations; MA Security, Terrorism, and Insurgency; and MA Conflict, Development, and Security.

His research embraces qualitative and quantitative methods in the study of Islamist terrorism, US domestic, foreign and counterterrorism policies, as well as the domestic and international politics of the Arab and Muslim world (extending to Africa and South Asia insofar as this relates to Islamist terrorist groups and US attempts to counter them).

In his critical assessments of the often contentious relationship between the United States and the wider Middle East, he takes great care to circumvent and challenge the biases that often mark mutual perceptions. His current research focuses in particular on images of the West and Western policies in Arab and Muslim public debate and public opinion.

Professor Edwards NewmanEdward Newman is Professor of International Security in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds.

His Research Interests lie in a number of areas: theoretical security studies, including critical approaches and ‘human security’; intrastate armed conflict, civil war, intervention and political violence; international organizations and multilateralism; and peacebuilding and reconstruction in conflict-prone and post-conflict societies. See www.edward-newman.net for further details.

James WorrallJames Worrall is Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds.

His research interests lie in the fields of Security Studies and International Relations and include: Western relations with the Arab World, Gulf Politics and Security, Regional International Organisations, Decolonisation, Counterinsurgency Strategy, Security Sector Reform, Regime Stability and Legitimacy in non-democratic states and Diplomatic theory and practice.

Dr Samir Naser, Teaching Fellow in Politics & International Studies (University of Birmingham) d

I am a teaching fellow and guest lecturer in the department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and a freelance writer for IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review (UK). I act as a Birmingham-based co-ordinator for Terrorism and Political Violence Association (TAPVA). I assist in developing TAPVA’s network, organise events locally, nationally and internationally, facilitate and initiate collaborative funding bids and manage TAPVA’s interns and their respective projects. My previous research focused on economic hegemonic power in international relations. My current focus is to research and work on the question of terrorism and political violence in relation to ideology in the context of struggle for global power and hegemony.

 

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