MUDU to organise a public seminar on terrorism

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The Malta University Debating Union (MUDU) is organising a public seminar titled “Terrorism: Our Common Threat” on Wednesday 15th November at 19:00 at the University of Malta Valletta Campus, in collaboration with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law. The seminar is aimed towards providing the general public with tools to understand and evaluate the contemporary phenomenon of terrorism. This seminar has been set up in the light of the fact that reports between 2013 and 2016 no less than 57,197 terror acts have occurred. Registration can be done by sending an email to conferences @um.edu.mt. While registration is free, donations will be appreciated.

During the seminar, the panellists will be delving into how the society can protect itself from terrorism, and it will discuss the nature of contemporary terrorism. The importance of whole-of-society and human security based approaches will also be discussed. The seminar attendees will also be briefed on the role of the Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law.

The panellists include Ms Katrina Gillman (Consultant with the Danish Ministry for Immigration and Integration, and the Danish Centre for Prevention of Extremism), Ms. Georgia Holmer (Senior Advisor for Anti-terrorism Issues and the focal point on CVE (VERLT) in the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threats Department), Dr Edit Schlaffer (Social scientist and founder of Women Without Borders), Mr. Henry Tuck (Senior Development Manager at ISD), and Mr. Thomas Wuchte (IIJ Executive Director), will be delving into how the society can protect itself from terrorism, and it will discuss the nature of contemporary terrorism.

MUDU was set up to promote debate and discussion, to train students in the art and style of debate and discussion. and to provide a forum for debates on issues of national concern. For more information go to MUDU’s Facebook page University of Malta Debating Union or send MUDU an email on mudu@um.edu.mt

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