Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Counterterrorism Since 9/11

Chatham House, London

Countering Lone Actor Terrorism

Participants

Benoît Gomis, International Security Analyst and Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Chair: James de Waal, Senior Fellow, International Security, Chatham House 

Overview

9/11 has had a profound impact on how the media, academics and governments respond to terrorism worldwide. Building on his new book entitled Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response (CRC Press, July 2015), Benoît Gomis will give his perspective on the effectiveness and impact of counterterrorism policies, and will challenge accounts that over-inflate terrorist threats. Amongst other current issues, the speaker will examine intelligence leaks, social media, and the use of drones. He will address the opportunity costs of counterterrorism policies, their psychological impact, the role of the media and experts, and the risks associated with over-simplifying the challenges posed by terrorism.

This event, to be held in a roundtable format, will include a question and answer session. Attendance is by invitation only.