Liberty & Security: Human Rights in an Age of Terror


Dr Omar McDoom and I are co-organising the LSE Department of Government annual conference at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park for the weekend of 4-6 May 2012.* I’m afraid this one is for our faculty and students only!

Liberty & Security:  Human Rights in an Age of Terror

Friday 4 May

20:15 Welcome

Faye Taylor – Cumberland Lodge
Dr Omar McDoom
Dr Jill Stuart

20:30 KEYNOTE: Professor Conor Gearty , Human Rights Law – London School of Economics
“Can Human Rights Resist The Counter-Terrorist Juggernaut?”

21:45 Bar (Open until midnight)

Saturday 5 May

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast

09:30 Session 2 Dr. Richard Clarke Director, Strategy, Planning & Change, Office of Security and Counter-Terrorism, UK Home Office
“CONTEST: the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy”

10:45 Refreshment  Break

11:30 Session 3 Dr. Brooke Rogers, Senior Lecturer in Risk and Terror, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
“Pathways into Violent Radicalisation: Identifying Drivers, Understanding Processes and Exploring Solutions”

13:00 Lunch  – followed by free afternoon

16:30 Coffee/Tea

17:00 Session 4 Professor Jason Ralph, International Relations University of Leeds
“US foreign policy, international law and the War on Terror”

18:15 Meet in the Bar

19:15 Dinner

20:30 Session 5 Maajid Nawaz  (Co-founder and chairman of Quilliam Foundation (a Counter-extremism Think tank)
Human rights as a front line of defence against terrorism”.

21:45 Bar (Open until 01:00)

Sunday 6 May

09:00 – 09:45 Breakfast

09:45 Session 6 Film: The Road to Guantanamo

[10:25 Departure for those attending Matins at Royal Chapel]

11:15 Coffee/Tea

11:45 Session 7 Professor Lucia Zedner, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Law, UNSW, Sydney
“Security Trade-offs: public protection v. individual security from the state”

13:00 Lunch

*Dr McDoom and I are also grateful to our administrative team of Sharon Cemm and Ariane Sparks, who have been both indispensible and outstanding in organising this event.

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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