London Alumni Lecture 2018: Dr Samantha Newbery


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Date: Thursday 10th May 2018
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Venue: Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles, Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ


This year we are delighted to have the opportunity to present the world-leading research of Dr Samantha Newbery to our alumni and supporters at our annual London alumni lecture in London. This year's lecture will take place at the Churchill War Rooms, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War. This event will also feature an opportunity for you to explore the museum free of charge and discover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster.


Dr Newbery will talk on 'The Challenges of Counter-Terrorism: Policing, Intelligence, Soldiers and Legislation'.


About the lecture


Media coverage of the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester has criticised the government, police and MI5’s counter-terrorism efforts. Yet at least twenty Islamist terror attacks have been thwarted in the last four years and there has been considerable success in preventing terrorist groups from recruiting new members. This lecture will examine the UK’s approaches to counter-terrorism. These range from sharing intelligence with Europol (the EU’s law enforcement agency), to the controversial 2015 Prevent Duty that demands certain public bodies – including universities – take measures to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, to how lessons learned from the use of the military during ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland are being used today. Although the UK’s considerable experience of counter-terrorism is evident in its successes, this lecture will explore some of the many opportunities for improvement.

Dr Samantha Newbery 

About Dr Samantha Newbery


Dr Samantha Newbery belongs to the Politics and Contemporary History Subject Group at the university, where she runs an online Masters in Terrorism and Security. She is currently writing a book about the use of informers during ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland. Dr Newbery’s publications include the book Interrogation, Intelligence and Security, which examines methods of torture used by the British military, and Why Spy? co-authored with Brian Stewart CMG, a former Deputy Chief of MI6. She is regularly interviewed on TV and radio about terrorism and intelligence issues.

The event will be hosted by the University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Stephenson, and preceded by a welcome drinks reception and followed by an opportunity to network with your fellow alumni.


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We are delighted to bring the world-leading research of Salford's Dr Samantha Newbery to present to our alumni and supporters in London.
10 May 2018 at 18:30