Tag Archives: Political violence

Egypt prosecutor orders activists arrested

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the arrest of five prominent political activists pending an investigation into claims they had incited the recent violence near the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters, a statement from the prosecutor said.

Those ordered arrested included Alaa Abd El-Fattah, a leading blogger who played a role in the protests that led to the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The five were also banned from travel.

Report on October 7 Seminar, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge

On October 7 2010, The Democracy Forum, in collaboration with the Centre for South Asian Studies, held a seminar atCorpus ChristiCollege,Cambridgeon the topic of ‘Political violence and terror inSouth Asia’. The chief organiser was Professor Sir Christopher Bayly, Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History atCorpus ChristiCollege,Cambridge, who has published widely on south Asian history, culture and politics.

Wednesday 5 September 2012, House of Commons Seminar report

Date – 5 September 2012

Venue – House of Commons, London

Topic – ‘UN sanctions and their impact on terrorism’

Chair – 

  Dr William Crawley, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Speakers – 

  Dr Rashmi Singh, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St Andrew’s University

  David Newton, Conciliation Resources

  Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad, Quaid-e-Azam Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford

  Davis Lewin, Political Director, The Henry Jackson Society

Last seminar – Friday 22 June 2012, King’s College, London

The role of education in combating terrorism’ was the theme of the most recent Democracy Forum seminar held at King’s College, London.