ICSR Event – Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism
Speaker – Dr. Paul Gill, UCL
Dr. Gill is a lecturer in Security and Crime Science at UCL. Previous to joining UCL, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at Pennsylvania State University. He has previously managed projects funded by the Office for Naval Research and the Department of Homeland Security. These projects focused upon various aspects of terrorist behavior including the nature of malevolent creativity, terrorist network structures, terrorist leaders and lone-actor terrorism. His doctoral research focused on the underlying individual and organisational motivations behind suicide bombing. This piece of research won the Jean Blondel Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in Political Science in Europe for 2010. His book on lone actor terrorists was recently published by Routledge.
About VOX-Pol Fellowship:
The event and fellowship are part of ICSR’s 5-year involvement with the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence. This is an EU-funded academic research network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of violent online political extremism and responses to it. For more please visit the VOX-Pol website.