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A World of Trouble: Consequence Managing Terrorist and Major Violent Crimes Using Open Source Communications Analytics and Research


A World of Trouble: Consequence Managing Terrorist and Major Violent Crimes Using Open Source Communications Analytics and Research

28th & 29th November 2016

Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

The Crime and Security Research Institute's Open Source Communications Analytics Research (OSCAR) Development Centre are hosting a two-day workshop in Cardiff titled A World of Trouble: Consequence Managing Terrorist and Major Violent Crimes Using Open Source Communications Analytics and Research. The event is funded by the European Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), designed to deliver critical foundation development activity to support the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The workshop focuses on two primary objectives:

  • Building relationships to develop the potential of social science researchers to contribute to both ESRC and GCRF agendas; and
  • Increasing the impact of existing social science research relevant to the GCRF agenda.

The OSCAR Project explores how new ‘open source’ data technologies can be harnessed to establish more effective strategies for reducing the harmful effects of violent crimes and terrorist attacks in developing countries. The goal of the Workshop is to develop a new networked capacity and capability encompassing ODA countries, that could see the UK based work translated into developing state contexts. As such, the project is oriented primarily to the ‘Shocks, security, risks and resilience’ theme of the Global Challenges Research Fund, possessing a clear potential to improve the security and wellbeing of citizens.

Participation in the event is by invitation only but if you would like any further information please click here to contact us.