Dr Lee Jarvis, Reader in International Security, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) came to speak to two groups of Politics students about terrorism and counterterrorism. He addressed four topics: What is terrorism? What causes terrorism? What threat does terrorism pose? and How should terrorism be countered? After the lecture, Dr Jarvis talked about the degree subject on which he teaches: the BA in International Relations and Politics, and about related courses at UEA.
Dr Jarvis joined UEA in January 2014, having previously worked at Swansea University and Oxford Brookes University. His PhD, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), was awarded by the University of Birmingham in 2008.
Dr Jarvis is an editor of the journal Critical Studies on Terrorism. He has published articles in a range of top journals and is (co-) author or editor of ten books on the politics of terrorism, counter-terrorism and security.
Dr Jarvis’s research has been externally funded by sources including the ESRC, NATO, the US Office of Naval Research, and the EPSRC Bridging the Gaps Programme. He engages with a range of think tanks, advocacy groups and charities in his research, and has submitted evidence to bodies such as the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Australia) and the UK Home Office. Lee has supervised PhD students working on a range of topics including terrorism, cyberterrorism, counter-terrorism and political communication.
Photo: Dr Jarvis (third right) with some of the students who attended his lectures.