Vesalius College hosts the Brussels launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2017

On 16 November, Vesalius College in cooperation with the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, the Global Governance Institute, and the Atlantic Treaty Association launched the Global Terrorism Index 2017 in Brussels.

Speakers Mrs. Daniela Irrera (Associate Professor, University of Catania), Mrs. Ramona Manescu (MEP, EPP), and Mr. Daniel Hyslop (Research Director, Institute for Economics and Peace) offered academic and political perspectives on terrorism.

Throughout the evening, different aspects of terrorism were discussed. These included the influence of terrorism in regional and global security research trends, Jihadi Foreign Fighters (Mujahidin), the use of illegal websites for recruiting purposes, and the concept of ‘Awareness, Capabilities, and Engagement’.

This event was followed by a Q & A and a light reception.

About the Global Terrorism Index
The GTI provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism since 2000. It produces a composite score in order to provide an ordinal ranking of countries on the impact of terrorism. It is an attempt to systematically rank the nations of the world according to the terrorist activity. The index combines a number of factors associated with terrorist attacks to build an explicit picture of the impact of terrorism, illustrating trends, and providing a data series for analysis by researchers and policymakers.

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