EPLab • International Conference

Terror and the challenges to nation-state

António Marques (IFL/UNL, Lisbon) – Welcome
Diogo Pires Aurélio (IFL/UNL, Lisbon) – Introduction to the proceedings
Plenary session
Andrew Silke (University of East London) – Understanding and Responding to Terrorism: Some Critical Issues
Coffee break
10:45 – 13:00
Terrorism: (in)definitions
AMATO, Andrea (University of Bari) – Postmodern Terrorism amid Exclusivism and Individualism
ALBUQUERQUE, Maria Ejarque (UNL/FCSH, Lisbon) – Regarding terrorists, epitomizing otherness and difference
HARTE, Liam (Westfield State College) – New Terrorism and Mythic Terrorism: a philosophical critique of the Expert Analysis

Chair: Gabriele De Angelis (IFL/UNL, Lisbon)
14:30 – 16:00
Terror, Utopia and Violence
CASTELLO BRANCO, José Tomaz (IEP/UCP, Lisbon) – Utopianism and Terrorism: the influence of modern Western ideas in contemporary international terrorism
COSTA, Fátima (Universidade do Minho) – Terrorism and the uses of violence

Chair: Regina Queiroz (IFL/UNL, Lisbon)
Coffee break
16:15 – 18:30
Beyond the borders
QUEIROZ, Regina (IFL/UNL, Lisbon) – Sovereignty and Global Justice and Terrorism
MARTINS, Bruno Oliveira (University of Minho); PEREIRA, Laura C. Ferreira (University of Minho) – Beyond the Nation State: ESDP and the Fight Against Terrorism

Chair: Luis Manuel Bernardo (UNL/Lisbon)
10:00 – 12:45
Jihad: theory and praxis
ARMBORST, Andreas (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht) – Jihadism, terrorism, and the state
DUARTE, Felipe Pathé (IPS/UCP, Lisbon) – Political Subversion or Religious Violence: the Threat of Al-qaeda Ideology in Europe
VEGAR, José (ISCTE/IUL/Lisbon) – The Cell and the borders – information possession and circulation in jihadist terrorism and security investigation

Chair: Diogo Pires Aurélio (IFL/UNL, Lisbon)
14:30 – 16:45
Terrorism: authors, language and literature
BERNARDO, Luís Manuel (FCSH/UNL, Lisbon) – Reasons of Violence, Violence of Reason: an interpretation based on Eric Weil’s core paradox
MORGADO, Miguel (UCP/Lisbon) – Terrorism and (dis)order in Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent and G. K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday
SALGADO DE MATOS, Luís (ICS, Lisbon) – Terror as violent, symbolic surprise

Chair: João Tiago Proença (IFL/ Lisbon)
Coffee break
17:00 – 18:00
Plenary session
BOOTH, Ken (University of Wales, British Academy) – Terrorisms and Interpretations: answers awaiting questions
Concluding remarks
Prof. António Marques (IFL)