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International Terrorism and Intelligence 2004 Conference

ITI 2004 Press Release 05-24-04

The UK's most important gathering of counter-terrorism minds


Full Day Conference, 15th June 2004, Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London


Academic Hosts: Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, (CSTPV) University of St Andrews
Academic Co-sponsors: International Centre for Security Analysis, Kings College London

Conference concept:

Following 2002’s well regarded conference of the same title, ITI2004 will be a one-day gathering of high-profile practitioners from government, the private sector, academics, other key sector professionals and a limited number of invited sector media. As before it will draw together leading opinion in the field of intelligence and terrorism in an entirely off-the-record environment.


Our panel are asked to prepare brief presentation and to enter discussion with the panel and the expert audience under the guidance of the chair.

The aim of the format is to ensure any presentations are as au courant as possible, and to ensure the conference draws contributions from the panel and discussions with the expert audience.

The programme:

0900 Conference Opening Address: Framing the issues of the days and their strategic context, Professor Paul Wilkinson, Chairman of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews

0915 Morning Session Proposed Morning Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Centre for Defence Studies, Kings College, London

0930 Centres of Threat Iraq


Col Phil Wilkinson, Kings College London, Challenges of Force Protection Major-General Arthur Denaro, Commandant of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

Col. John Robertson, Col. Tom Flores, 3rd Force RE functions (AMEC) Other speakers and panel members TBC

1030 Afghanistan


Dr Zalmay Rassoul, National Security Advisor, Afghanistan Zahid Hussain, South East Asia Visiting Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Centre, a recent history of relations between the CIA and the INI in the battle against Al Qaeda and the Taleban, lessons for the future.
MJ Gohel, CEO Asia Pacific Foundation, Al-Qaeda in Pakistan

Victoria Burnett, Financial Times
Other speakers and panel members TBC

1115 Coffee

1130 Mid-morning session

Central Asia and the Caucuses Speaking:
Dr Tamara Makarenko, CSTPV Al-qaeda and the crime/terror nexus

Other speakers and panel members TBC

1215 Africa / Latin America

HE Alfonso Lopez, Colombian Ambassador
Alex Yearsley, Global Witness, Al Qaeda in Africa Wes Moore, University of Oxford, Islamic Extremism in the Americas

1245 Lunch

1345 Afternoon session Chair: Professor Paul Wilkinson, Chairman of the CSTPV

1345 Threats and responses

Edward Oakden Dir. International Security, FCO Jeff Cozzens, RMS Fellow, CSTPV, Looking at Al Qaeda’s grand strategy, combat doctrine and the challenge of tackling the narrative Andrew Garfield, Director, International Centre for Security Analysis, KCL The War of Ideas Colonel Nick Pratt, George C Marshall Centre

Other speakers and panel members TBC

1530 Terrorism in Europe after Madrid


Dr Magnus Ranstorp, Director, CSTPV
Professor Fernados Ranaires, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Mark Huband, FT Terrorism Correspondent A Senior South East European academic to speak on a key subject to be confirmed after consultations TBC Professor Michael Clarke, Kings College London

1630 Coffee

1645 Mid afternoon session

The UK government response and resilience

Senior Whitehall Official
Senior Home Office Advisor
Senior Metropolitan Police Officer

1800 Drinks Reception at RUSI

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