An impressive line up of experts from Australia and overseas will convene at The University of Western Australia next month to explore the many issues surrounding the responses to terrorism and the use of torture.
The Institute of Advanced Studies, in collaboration with the School of Psychology, Political Sciences and International Relations and the Crime Research Centre at UWA will host a timely series of public lectures from August 6 - 13, 2007, and a two and a half-day intensive symposium entitled: ‘Terrorism and Torture’ from August 9 - 11, 2007.
Keynote speakers include Professor John Tulloch of Brunel University, author of several books on risk, security and the media and one of the public faces of the survivors of London terrorist bombings.
Professor Fathali Moghaddam of Georgetown University and expert on inter-group conflict, collective aggression and terrorism will give a lecture entitled: ‘From the terrorist’s point of view’ and Professor Ron Clarke, one of the world’s leading criminologists from Rutgers University, will provide his insight in his lecture: ‘Outsmarting the terrorists’.
Local speakers include Dr Carmen Lawrence MP, who will explore the roots of fanaticism and Professor Stephen Lewandowsky and Dr Werner Stritzke of The University of Western Australia who will speak on the topic: ‘Misinformation in Media Coverage During the ‘War on Terror’: When Memory Turns Fiction into Fact’.
Themes will particularly focus of the effectiveness of current strategies being employed to control terrorism and the role of the media in the struggle for public perception.
Audrey Barton (Institute of Advanced Studies) 61 8 6488 1340