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Academics come to ‘Anytown’: building behavioural factors into an infrastructure failure simulation.

Academics come to ‘Anytown’: building behavioural factors into an infrastructure failure simulation.

Tue 5, May 2015

In the event of a failure on part of the critical infrastructure (electricity, water, gas and telecommunications for example) very little is known concerning how the general public might react.

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‘Bridging the Gap’: Taking academic and practitioner partnership to the next level

‘Bridging the Gap’: Taking academic and practitioner partnership to the next level

Mon 27, Apr 2015

The interface between academia and practice in conflict and disaster research has become quite the hot topic in recent years, particularly in relation to how academics and practitioners can work together more productively.

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Art and Conflict

Art and Conflict

Fri 17, Apr 2015

Conflict represents one intractable problem that policy-makers have to tackle. This session explored the complex role that art plays in relation to conflict, suggesting that images loaded with aesthetic and symbolic freight carry a force to be reckoned with here. Contributions came from a panel of artists, art historians and curators.

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The Partnership and the Arts

The Partnership and the Arts

Mon 13, Apr 2015

The Art of Integration - Islam in our Green and Pleasant Land is the title given to an exciting exhibition that opens at the Centre for the Study of Pakistan at SOAS next week.

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Centre for Secure Information Technologies – A Future Legacy

Centre for Secure Information Technologies – A Future Legacy

Mon 30, Mar 2015

The dust has almost settled on the 5th World Cyber Security Summit at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT). This year’s summit attracted people from around the world to Belfast and the Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP), including senior representatives from industry, government and academia.

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Religion and Conflict: Data is Part of the Answer

Religion and Conflict: Data is Part of the Answer

Tue 17, Mar 2015

Expert analysis requires accessible, accurate, timely and globally comparable data. It is an essential underpinning for a greater understanding of key trends.

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A new learning hub for experts working on peace, conflict and faith

A new learning hub for experts working on peace, conflict and faith

Tue 24, Feb 2015

In a world of growing conflict, the role and impact of local faith communities, their leaders and other faith groups/organisations has come increasingly into focus.

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Research shows French solidarity faces testing times

Research shows French solidarity faces testing times

Wed 11, Feb 2015

On the streets of France there was strong public response to the murders of 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. But we do not yet know the medium to long-term consequences the attack will have on the nation’s public mood.

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CLUE cybersecurity research database

CLUE cybersecurity research database

Wed 28, Jan 2015

With incidents such as the Sony hack in the headlines business leaders are becoming more aware of cybersecurity risks and challenges. They know that threats are evolving all the time so relying on traditional firewalls and intrusion detection systems will not always be effective. They have to stay ahead of the game.

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What is the importance of research to policy?

What is the importance of research to policy?

Wed 21, Jan 2015

So much can be wrapped up in so few words and, arguably, this is an underpinning issue for government. But terms are important and some clarification is probably needed before we move on.

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