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The Lessons of Northern Ireland for Contemporary Counterterrorism Policy

LSE IDEAS public debate

What are the lessons from the 30 years of the Troubles for modern counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism policy elsewhere, for peacemaking and for reconciliation? Leading experts debate how Britain's experience in Northern Ireland can help us address the challenges of today's terrorism.

Richard English is professor of politics and, from September 2011, director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews.

Martin Mansergh is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and historian.

Sir Hugh Orde is president of the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Jonathan Powell is former chief of staff to prime minister Tony Blair from 1997 to 2007 and member of the LSE IDEAS advisory board.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lsecounterterrorism


Professor Richard English | talks
Martin Mansergh | talks
Sir Hugh Orde | talks
Jonathan Powell | talks
Discussant: Professor Michael Cox | talks | www


Date and Time:

23 May 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre
Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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