Lone actors: Challenges for Homeland Security

17/02 - 17/02 @ 19:00 - 20:00
HOMELAND-SECURITY-Invitation-NUP-Neapolis University Pafos

The MSc in International Relations, Strategy and Security, Department of History, Politics and International Studies at Neapolis University Pafos organises the online lecture titled:

Lone actors: Challenges for Homeland Security

By Dr. Maria Alvanou, Criminologist


When we are discussing terrorism today, we cannot avoid the threat and challenges of “lone actors”. It is another approach to terrorist operational activity that concerns not just the theoretics of terrorism, but also all those dealing in various levels with countering the phenomenon. The presentation will explain the debate and difficulties around the concept of “lone actors”, focusing on practical aspects in the framework of criminal justice. Practitioners from law enforcement and the legal (judges, prosecutors, lawyers etc) as well as the medical profession are the main target audience, as they will be informed about issues regarding the modus operandi, the offences perpetrated, investigation procedure problems and mental health and culpability problems arising. Yet the subject is of interest to anyone following the trends in research of terrorism, as it will also touch upon digital trails, age and gender.

Brief CV:

Μαρία Αλβανού

Dr. Maria Alvanou (presenting) is a Criminologist actively engaged in the field of terrorism studies, CT and CVE. She has dealt with lone actors in her research and as member of the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) contributing to the relevant “Spotlight”- Lone Actor publication.  She is a Member of ITSTIME Research Team for Security, Terroristic Issues & Managing Emergencies (Catholic University of Milan), and the RAN Expert pool. Currently she is also participating in the EMISA -CT INFLOW project by Cepol. She is a Practicing Supreme Court Defence Lawyer in Greece and a Mediator recognised by the Greek Ministry of Justice. In the University of Neapolis Pafos, she carries out the Homeland Security online postgraduate module.

Moderator: Dr. Mersilia Anastasiadou, Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Relations, Neapolis University Pafos.

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  • Date: 17/02 - 17/02
  • Time: 19:00 - 20:00
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