International Workshop

 

Terrorism and Social Instability:

Curative and Preventative Perspectives

 

Organiser:   Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan

                     Department of Government and International Studies

                     Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Date:     26 April 2010

 

Venue:        Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Dr. Wu Yee Sun Lecture Theatre (NAB 109)

Lam Woo International Conference Centre

 

 

Agenda

 

Morning

 

9:00 am

Registration

 

9:15 am

Opening Ceremony

 

First Session: Understanding Terrorism

 

9:45 am

 

Chair: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

“Terrorism and the Great Divide in the Arab World

Prof. Tawfig Hasou, Visiting Scholar, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

“Understanding Terrorism: The Case of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict”

Prof. Mohammad Dajani Daoudi, Founding Director of American Studies at Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine; Founding Director of Wasatia Moderate Islamic Movement in Palestine.

 

10:45 am

Discussion

 

11:05 am

Coffee Break

 

 

 

11:30 am

 

Chair: Prof. Wai Ting, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

“Spreading Terror: The Social Impact of Media Reporting on Terrorism in India”

Dr. Laurent Gayer, Research Fellow, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, India.

 

“Inside Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia: Ideology and Militancy”

Mr. Syaifudin Zuhri, Lecturer at State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta and Head of Islam and Political Studies at the Center for the Study of Islam and Social Transformation (CISForm), Indonesia.

 

12:30 pm

Discussion

 

Afternoon

 

Second Session:   Fighting Terrorism - Can Curative and Preventive Methods Work?

 

2:30 pm

 

Chair: Prof. Tawfig Hasou, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

“Preventive and Curative Aspects of the US War Against Terrorism: The Case of Iraq” Dr. Edmund Ghareeb, Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University and George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.

 

“Counterterrorism A Comprehensive Approach. Social Mobilization and ‘Civilianization’ of Security: The case of United Kingdom”

Dr. Krzysztof Sliwinski, Assistant Professor, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

3:30 pm

Coffee Break

 

4:00 pm

 

“Terrorism and Social Instability in Xinjiang”

Dr. Xiaohe Cheng, Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China.

 

4:30 pm

Discussion

 

5:00 pm

Conclusions:

Prof. Tawfig Hasou, Visiting Scholar, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

(Information as of 20 April 2010)