CREST roundup: March 2020

This is a roundup of what CREST has been up to in March 2020. You can stay up-to-date with all our work by signing up to the CREST Newsletter, and have CREST news and updates delivered straight to your inbox.


New research on tackling security threats

CREST is pleased to announce the successful projects from its fourth round of commissioning. After a rigorous and independent review process, CREST has revealed the successful projects following the latest round of commissioning. “I am delighted to welcome these new teams to CREST,” said Director of CREST, Professor Paul Taylor. “These exciting projects will maximise the value of behavioural and social science research to understanding, mitigating and countering threats to national security.”

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BASS20 cancelled

Due to the increased uncertainty caused by COVID-19, CREST has reluctantly cancelled its International Conference on Behavioural and Social Sciences in Security, 2020 (BASS20), which had been due to take place from 30th June to 2nd July, 2020 at the University of Portsmouth.

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Funding opportunities for ECRs

External funding and other opportunities are key to developing the career paths of Early Career Researchers. To help support ECRs, we have created a dedicated webpage to highlight opportunities available to them.

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Events

Behavioural Analysis Conference

London, UK, 6th – 7th October 2020 

Behavioural Analysis 2020, which was originally scheduled to be staged at the Royal Air Force Museum in London on 10th – 11th June 2020, will now be held at the same venue on 6th – 7th October 2020. We are sure that this postponement comes as little surprise to you given the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a decision which has been made as a result of consultation with the conference advisory board, and the venue, to determine the best and safest outcome for all. All delegate registrations will be transferred automatically to the new dates.

20% discount code for friends of CREST
Use the code ‘CREST20’

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Publications

Kim Knott & Benjamin J. Lee (2020) Ideological Transmission in Extremist Contexts: Towards a Framework of How Ideas Are Shared, Politics, Religion & Ideology, 21:1, 1-23, DOI: 10.1080/21567689.2020.1732938

Mark Littler & Benjamin J. Lee (Eds.), (2020) Digital Extremisms, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-30138-5

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