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UEL launches podcast series on terrorism

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Experts discuss past and present understandings of terrorism 

A new podcast series out of the University of East London (UEL) brings together a range of leading international experts in the field of terrorism studies in an effort to better understand the nature and causes of terrorism in societies today.

The ‘Talking Terror’ series is a project of the Terrorism and Extremism Research Centre (TERC) at UEL. It features an array of topics explored and debated by podcast host and TERC director Dr John Morrison and his guests.  

Dr Morrison said, “The aim of the podcasts is to have an in-depth discussion with experts about their research, and the research that has inspired them throughout their career.

“This allows listeners to gain an insight to a variety of issues, including lone actor terrorism, far-right terrorism, the reintegration of former terrorists, and the role of terrorist victims in developing counter-narratives.” 

Dr Morrison, an expert in violent Irish republicanism, said, “An open access podcast series was chosen for this project as it makes the in-depth research carried out on these important topics much more accessible to those who do not have the time to digest all the research that’s out there, as well as those who want an informed and balanced discussion.”  

Guests include terrorism and counter-terrorism experts from across the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Brazil, New Zealand, India, Singapore and Ireland. 

Each podcast is supplemented by content on the TERC website, which hosts links to all of the research discussed.

The Centre, which was launched last year, has contributed widely to public discussions about crime and terrorism, with Centre fellows publishing a number of books, papers, and conference lectures.

Fellows have also given extensive comment to print and broadcast media in the UK and internationally, including Sky News, BBC, RT, HBO, national broadcasters in Holland and Brazil, and newspapers including The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, and Newsweek.

Interested readers can listen to the podcasts here.