July 23, 2009

London Residential

By David Miller

The Teaching About Terrorism Group held a very positive two day seminar in London in early June. A range of issues were discussed including

  • discussions with the UCU about how to defend members who were attacked in the press as had happened to members of the group at Aberystwyth who had been targeted by Melanie Phillips, in allegations rejected by the University.
  • Discussion about the Nottingham case and its implications for academic freedom.
  • discussion about the wide variety of experiences that members had in teaching and research terrorism.
  • The implications of government guidance on good campus relations for teaching about terrorism.

The group to take forward a number of initiatives including policy guidance and research activities, some of which relate to the grant we have been given by C-SAP to survey terrorism teaching and experience.

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