On October 26th at 18:30pm the newly established Terrorism and Extremism Research Centre (TERC) will be launched in University Square Stratford.
This event will include a drinks reception and a welcome address from the centre director, Dr. John Morrison, in which he will outline his vision for the centre.
TERC is an inter-disciplinary research centre based within the Royal Docks School of Business and Law at the University of East London. Centre fellows include internationally recognised researchers from the fields of Criminology, Law, Education and Psychology. TERC carries out methodologically rigorous research on terrorism and extremism.
The research analyses both the act of terrorism itself and, the motivations and rationale of the terrorist actor. Parallel to this the Centre fellows critically examine and research counter-terrorist policies, tactics and strategies. The terrorism and counter-terrorism research is complemented by the analysis of the history, manifestations and modern-day versions of political, social and religious extremism. Central to this research is the assertion that extremism and terrorism are not synonymous. Our research aims to understand the internal and external influences on terrorist and extremist individuals, groups and their activities. In order to achieve this understanding TERC coordinates inter-disciplinary research, teaching, events and training.
Further information about the launch and the centre can be found by visiting https://www.uel.ac.uk/Schools/Royal-Docks/Terrorism-and-Extremism-Research-Centre