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Question Time - Perspectives on the "War on Terror"

Wednesday 14 May, 4pm - 6pm (wine reception from 5.30pm), Ramphal Lecture Theatre

The last of the seminar series - Perspectives of the War on Terror - jointly organised by Law, WBS, Sociology and PAIS. This event will take the form of a Question Time debate, chaired by Professor Jacqueline Hodgson, School of Law, University of Warwick.

The panel will feature:

Professor Conor Gearty (Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE)
Conor Gearty is Professor Human Rights and Director of the LSE’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights. His research focuses on civil liberties, terrorism and human rights. He publishes across a range of academic, literary and political journals and his most recent book, Civil Liberties, was published in 2007

Professor Clive Jones (University of Leeds)
Clive Jones is Professor of Middle East Studies and International Politics in the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds. Among his recent publications are Britain and the Yemen Civil War (2004), Israel: Challenges to Identity, Democracy and the State (2003)and as co-editor. The al-Aqsa Intifada: Between Terrorism and Civil War (2005).

 Sarah Connolly (Foreign & Commonwealth Office).
Sara Connolly is head of the Counter-Terrorism Research Group in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Since joining the FCO as an international terrorism analyst in 2004, she has worked on a series of projects, including detailing al-Qa‘ida’s post-2001 structure, outlining the threat to Europe from returning jihadis, and comparative work on counter-terrorism legislation. Her speciality is counter-radicalisation. She also has an academic background in human rights strategies and counter-terrorism.

Joanne Brooks (Office for Security & Counter Terrorism, Home Office)
Joanne Brooks is currently working on countering violent extremism and radicalisation on the internet in the ‘Preventing Violent Extremism’ unit in the OSCT. Previously, she has worked with the police in their ‘Prevent Policing’ strategy and in the development of cross-Government language guidance for use when talking about violent extremism and terrorism.

If you wish to attend this event or wish to submit a question to the debate, please contact Rose le Breton Bagley on or on ext.23175