Partnering with the Muslim Community as an Effective Counter-Terrorist Strategy
Dr Robert Lambert MBE, Co-Director, European Muslim Research Centre, University of Exeter; Lecturer, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews; and Former Head, Muslim Contact Unit, Metropolitan Police
Chair: Professor Rosemary Hollis, Professor of Middle East Policy Studies; Director, Olive Tree Programme, City University
The speaker, a former Special Branch detective, will draw on his new book Countering Al Qaeda in London to compare counter-terrorism strategies in the capital with those adopted elsewhere in Europe and North America. He will explore successful partnerships between police and Muslims in London that provide a template for future international counter-terrorism strategy and give a robust response to domestic and international critics who regard his partnership approach as appeasing extremists.