Learning Lessons from the Past, Considerations for the Future

16th Annual International Conference

The Society for Terrorism Research (STR), University of Central Oklahoma and Coventry University are delighted to announce that the 16th Annual International Conference will be held September 4th and 5th, 2024 at the University of Central Oklahoma. Many will remember the Oklahoma City Bombing in April 1995, and as it is approaching the 30th anniversary, the conference will be hosted in Oklahoma and focus on 'Learning Lessons from the Past and Considerations for the Future' for terrorism research.

Proposals for paper presentations, panels and/or roundtables will be considered for inclusion in the program if they are received by May 10th, 2024. We will notify everyone on May 17th, 2024 if their paper/panel/roundtable has been accepted.

Key Themes

  • How do we learn lessons from the past, and how can they shape future research, evidence and insights?
  • How do we build meaningful and sustainable relationships between the research, policy and practive communities?
  • How do we maximise impact from the research that is undertaken?
  • How do we enhance innovation in terrorism research and harness expertise in other disciplines?
  • How do we achieve this while continuing to address contemporary terrorism-related issues?

These questions are not exhaustive, and they cannot be answered by any one single topic. Therefore, we welcome proposals that cover any topic related to terrorism studies.

Please submit your proposals here: https://forms.office.com/e/Azzy4UC4kk

Conference rates are as follows:

Early bird rate* $200 (available to June 14th)

Standard rate* $250

MA/PhD students $135

*includes refreshments (e.g. tea/coffee and lunches) and STR membership for 2025.

Student rate includes refreshments only.

Registration will open in April. Students wishing to avail of the discounted rate are asked to send an e mail to Rachel.Monaghan@coventry.ac.uk as it will not be available on the website.

Paper, Panel and Rounndtable Proposals: May 10th

Notification of Acceptance: May 17th

Early Bird Registration Closes: June 14th

Registration Deadline: August 14th

Student Paper Contest Full Submission Deadline: August 30th

The organising committee wishes to promote the work of graduate students (MA/MSc/PhD) in the area of terrorism research. All paper presentations submitted by graduate students will therefore be eligible for the award of Best Student Paper. The winner will have the written paper published in the peer- reviewed journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. A committee comprising of the STR Governing Board members, editors of the journal, and selected specialists will make the award decision.

The author(s) must initially submit an abstract by the general submission date of May 10th. At the time of abstract submission, they must indicate that they wish their paper to be considered for the Student Paper Contest. It is only after their abstract is accepted that competition entrants should send a full paper to the conference organisers. All those papers eligible for consideration must be submitted by August 30th 2024 to STR24@coventry.ac.uk

The paper must comply with the author guidelines for the journal. For details visit https://www.tandfonline.com/ac...


To be eligible for the student paper contest the primary author’s presentation of the paper at the Conference is required. The primary author should be a current graduate student studying through a third level institution.

Alternatively, they must have successfully completed their graduate studies since January 1st 2024.

Getting to UCO, Edmond Campus:

The nearest airport is the Will Rogers World Airport, with airport code “OKC” and is approx. 23 miles from Edmond. Details of public transportation can be found on the airport website (Welcome to Will Rogers Airport! | WRWA (flyokc.com)).

Once on campus:

UCO: Campus Maps and Directions | UCO

Accommodation info will be updated

Conference Information

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond Campus
04 Sep - 05 Sep, 2024

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