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VOX-Pol coordinating institution Dublin City University will be joining the University of Glasgow and Charles University, Prague, and the as a degree awarding partner for the EU-funded International Masters qualification in Security, Intelligence & Strategic Studies (IMSISS). Funded as part of the Erasmus+ initiative, this 24-month programme will offer a unique experience to students around…

VOX-Pol’s Kate Coyer and Lisa McInerney are participating in a series of meetings of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) on preventing terrorist use of the Internet at UN Headquarters in New York today and tomorrow. The CTC was established after the events of 11 September, 2001 to aid States’ abilities to fight terrorism. The CTC-hosted…

The International Studies Association (ISA) Junior Scholar Meeting is a facilitated meet and greet where established academics engage with early career scholars. These Junior Scholars range from current PhD students to recent Post-Doctorates. Prof Maura Conway, Professor of International Security in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University and Coordinator of the VOX-Pol…

VOX-Pol, in conjunction with two other EU FP7-funded projects, INFOCORE and MeCoDem, held a joint workshop themed “Social Media, Conflict and Democracy: Utopian Visions, Dystopian Futures and Pragmatic Policies” at the Press Club Brussels on Friday, November 18. Among the central questions addressed in the workshop entitled “Social Media, Conflict & Democracy: Utopian Visions, Dystopian Futures…

A NATO Science for Peace and Security-funded Advanced Research Workshop on ‘Terrorist Use of the Internet: Assessment and Response’, jointly organised by VOX-Pol and the University of Swansea’s Cyberterrorism Project, was hosted at Dublin City University from 27 – 29 June, 2016. The invitation-only workshop provided an opportunity for the 60 participants which included academics,…

VOX-Pol’s Cordinator, Prof. Maura Conway, will contribute to a panel discussion over different approaches to extremist material taken by museums, search engines, religions, academia, counter-extremist researchers and others. The event is scheduled to take place at Science Gallery Dublin on Thursday, 27 October. Focusing on specific examples, including Islamic State’s online magazine Dabiq, the panel will debate…

VOX-Pol, in conjunction with two other EU FP7-funded projects, INFOCORE and MeCoDem, will hold a joint workshop themed “Social Media, Conflict and Democracy: Utopian Visions, Dystopian Futures and Pragmatic Policies” at the Press Club Brussels on Friday, November 18.  The workshop will be of interest to, for example, journalists, scholars, activists, policy-makers, NGOs and think tanks. Among the central questions to…

The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence invites you to a series of Lunchtime Briefing Seminars, this autumn in Brussels, each exploring a different aspect of Violent Online Political Extremism The series is jointly organised by the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence and the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium. The briefings are aimed at an audience of policy…

State and internet firms join to fight online abuse and incitement Online offences concerning cyber-bullying and sexual exploitation of children must be countered by governments working in partnership with internet service providers, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday. Irish Independent [Friday 24-06-2016] – Click here to read more   “Extremism is no longer an abstract problem.…

A workshop based on the semantic multimedia analysis for researching violent online political extremism content was held under the auspices of VOX-Pol at SRIE2016 (Security Research & Innovation Event), which took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, on June 1 and 2. SRIE is an annual event where industry, governments and knowledge institutions come together…