The London Bombings Five Years On: Reflections on the Future of Counterterrorism
An International Affairs conference in association with the Economic and Social Research Council Programme and BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight.
July 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the London transport system that became known simply as '7/7'. London has been subjected to terrorist attacks before, and the security services have for many years been alerted to the threat of international terrorism. Nonetheless, the impact of the London bombings has been enormous.
Five years on is a good moment to reflect on the current range of British and western counterterrorism activity. Counterterrorism now operates in many fields, not only in intelligence and policing, but also in the development of community relations; in understanding the impact of media reporting; and in strengthening international collaboration. The aim of this conference is to provide a much needed forum to reflect on what has been done and what threats remain.
International Affairs marks this occasion with a special issue (86: 4) which will be launched at the conference. A panel discussion to be recorded after the conference will be broadcast on The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4.
This conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule unless otherwise stated.
Attendance is strictly by invitation only.
For more information please contact Natalie de Clermont.