Conferences/Symposia

29th-30th June 2017, LJMU’s Geopolitics, Law and International Business Relations Research Centre Symposium ‘Brexit in a Changing Geopolitical Context’, presented paper ‘The Impact of Brexit on Intelligence and Police Co-operation in Europe’

20th March 2017, citizenAID Conference, Edgbaston, Birmingham, I was invited to present a paper ‘The Current UK Terrorist Threat in Context’

8-9th February 2017, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Countering Extremism Symposium, I was invited to present a paper, ‘The Need for a Legal Definition of Extremism – the case of the UK’

19th November 2016 Spain’s University of Madrid with the ‘Jean Monnet Project – European Union and Security’ I was invited to present a paper, ‘Digital Rights and Schrems decisions: Are they the EU’s Obstacles to International Intelligence Exchange?’

25th April 2016 Max Plank Institute Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, I presented a keynote paper, ‘Legislating Counter-Terrorism Prevention Strategies: The Problems Associated in Defining Extremism – the case of the UK’

3rd – 4th February 2016 Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Countering Extremism Symposium, I was invited to present a paper ‘The Need to Share: Legal Issues Around Surveillance of Electronic Communications and Securing Compliance with Internet and Communications Service Providers’

4-6th December 2015 – Honourable Society of the Inner Temple Conference ‘Terrorism in the Dock’, Great Windsor Park – I was invited to present a paper ‘The Need to Share: Time for the European Union to Take the Lead in Securing Compliance with Internet and Communications Service Providers’

2nd July 2015 – UCLAN conference ‘Transnational Security and Human Rights’ I was invited to present a paper ‘Time to plug the UK security gap: why there is a need to widen surveillance on electronic communications data’

15th June 2015 – University of Dundee – Jean Monnet Conference on ‘Security in the European Union and its neighbourhood: Challenges and Policy Responses’ I was invited to present a paper ‘The Terrorist Threat Facing EU Member States: Time for the EU to introduce a Directive on Electronic Surveillance in Terrorism Investigations to Plug the Security Gap’

2nd June 2015 – I was selected to present a paper to the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs Commission, MEP’s on the Justice & Home Affairs Committee, LIBRE, Europol and Eurojust at the UACES Arena on the rationale for re-introducing a Passenger Name Record Data Directive by the European Union.

1st May 2015 – Abertay University – UACES Policing and European Studies conference, presented a paper ‘Time to Re-introduce a Passenger Name Record Directive’

July 2014 – IPES Conference Sofia, Bulgaria presented paper ‘The evidence required to prove a religious motivation in terrorist activity’

May 2014 – HEA Conference, LJMU presented paper ‘Seeing over the walls of silos: Rethinking violence prevention’ presented paper ‘Radicalisation to terror causes: a conflict with families and communities’

September 2013 – LJMU symposium, ‘The Arab Spring: 2 Years On’ Roundtable participant on the security issues for Europe and US following the Arab Spring and the ongoing situation in Syria related to terrorist groups’ actions in the region

June 2012 – Modern Activism Conference, Liverpool, LJMU presented paper ‘The Use of Informants in Counter-Terrorism’

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