Public Lecture - Using data to discover new insights into terrorism


Monday, 16 September, 7 pm


QUT Gardens Point - P Block, level 4 Room P419

  • Light refreshments will be served at 6.30pm in room P419 and the lecture will commence at 7.00pm.

Terrorism is not a new phenomenon; it has existed in various forms throughout history. Despite this, it still presents a challenge to scholars and policymakers alike. Though the label terrorism is invoked frequently, there is little consensus about:

  • a reliable definition
  • its causes
  • how it spreads
  • how to prevent it

The Global Terrorism Database is an open-source publicly available database based on a published methodology containing over 180,000 records of terrorist events from 1970-2017. Using this data, we can explore issues around terrorism and discover new insights into the fundamental questions surrounding terrorism.

For catering purposes please register here

Registration closes on Sunday September 15th at 11.30PM. 

About the speaker:

Dr. Gentry White is a Senior Lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology Mathematical Sciences School and an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at The University of Queensland, and was a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at The University of Queensland.  Dr. White has written and published extensively on security relates issues.