Public event

Global Terrorism: Trends and Implications

This is a joint event hosted by the Institute for Economics & Peace, the Hertie School's Centre for International Security and the Royal United Services Institute.

The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) is an annual report produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP). Now on its 8th edition, the GTI provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism. It analyses a number of vital aspects of terrorism such as the socio-economic conditions under which it occurs, how terrorism changes over time, the geopolitical drivers and ideological aims of terrorist groups and the strategies used by terrorists.


Serge Stroobants
Serge Stroobants is specialized in political science, security and defence, counter-terrorism, global risk analysis and crisis management. He bases his expertise on 30 years of experience in the security and defence domain, underpinned by an extensive academic background with degrees from the Belgian Royal Military Academy, the Free University of Brussels, University of Jean Moulin III, the German General Staff College and Vesalius College.

Dr Jessica White
Dr. Jessica White is a Research Fellow in the Terrorism and Conflict group at the Royal United Services Institute. Her expertise encompasses countering terrorism and violent
extremism, as well as gender mainstreaming strategies. She has a decade's worth of experience as a security practitioner and in research, with regional expertise in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa.

Prof. Dr. Julian Wucherpfennig
Julian Wucherpfennig is Professor of International Affairs and Security at the Hertie School. His research focuses on the strategic nature of political violence and conflict processes, especially ethnic civil war and terrorism. He is part of the Centre for International Security's research team.