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The Impact of Terrorism on Democratic Governance and Civilian Security: Is the UN prepared?

  • Mackesey Room, Pembroke College, Pembroke Square OX1 1DW (map)

A CCW Roundtable Discussion exploring how terrorist groups pose a serious threat to democratic governance and civilian security in numerous countries, particularly in the developing world. The UN is a major player to coordinate efforts among governments to respond to this threat, but the results have been limited so far. Among other issues, labelling certain violent non-state groups as “terrorists” has brought more harm than good. This Roundtable event will bring together practitioners and scholars to explore this pressing issue. The discussion will combine a development perspective with a counterterrorism lens and insights from academic research.

Coffee and croissants available from 9.00am. Please contact to register.


  • Elizabeth Joyce, Chief of Section, Counter-Terrorism Committee, Executive Directorate (CTED), United Nations
  • Sam Daws, Director, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford
  • Annette Idler, Director of Studies, Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford
  • Col (rtd) Graham Fairclough, Changing Character of War Programme, University of Oxford