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Conversations with Strategy featuring Keith Beaven on terrorism and extremism - 24 March 2022

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Discussant: Dr Huw Dylan, Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies and International Security

Speaker: Keith Beaven, former Foreign Office Counter-Terrorism Director

'Conversations with Strategy' is an events series offering all War Studies students a unique opportunity to gain insights from some of our most prestigious visiting fellows. From former diplomats to intelligence analysts, journalists, civil servants and policymakers, visiting fellows will discuss their career journey, key tips, advice for success in their chosen profession and the lessons they’ve learned, and offer insights into contemporary strategic challenges.

This will be followed by a Q & A and conversation with students.



Keith served in the Foreign Office from 1983 until 2016, focusing on counter-terrorism from 2007 onward. He was Director Counter Terrorism from 2012-2016, sitting on the CONTEST board and managing overseas CT effort during a period of intense challenge in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.  Prior to this he had postings in Mexico, Pretoria and Oslo, and worked in London on Africa, Counter-Proliferation and policy for the Intelligence Services Act among other issues. Since 2016 he has provided advice around the world to HMG and the EU on organising effective effort against terrorism and violent extremism.


This event is part of the 'Conversations with Strategy' seminar series, that will offer students a unique opportunity to gain insights from the Department's distinguished visiting fellows.

Please register via Zoom, once registered attendees will receive an email confirming the joining details.

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Keith Beaven

Visiting Research Fellow

Huw  Dylan

Huw Dylan

Reader in Intelligence Studies and International Security

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24 March 2022

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