Irish Security Series

SAR hosted the Irish Security Series (#ISSSAR), in the form of six panel type discussions, between November 2017 and May 2018 in Dublin, Ireland and due to their success, has continued hosting them.

Date for your diary: Our next Irish Security Series event will be hosted on the 2nd of May and will look at ‘Russia and China – Their impact on Irish Security. The relationship between Russia and China and the West is becoming increasingly complex. For example, media reports increasingly refer to allegations of active espionage or strategic positioning of cyber capabilities. However, diplomatically many nations are looking at both countries as a balancing act, between threats and opportunities. Our panel will discuss both countries and the possible threats posed based on their own research in this area, which aim to stimulate thoughts as to whether this balance can be achieved.

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These panel discussion bring together academics and operational experts to discuss a range of security related topics. They seek to draw on availableIrish Security Series bigger photo and emerging academic knowledge and operational know-how in the field of security both home and abroad. Coupled with high quality speakers, these events bring together a quality audience to enable a healthy exchange of differing perspectives, the aim of which is to contribute to a better understanding of the evolving security environment.

Our inaugural event was launched at the Royal Irish Academy, on the 8th November 2017, to a full house. Professor Maura Conway (DCU) and Dr. Paul Gill (UCL) spoke about Terrorism and Violent Extremism; you can find a briefing document on the key points discussed here Irish Security Series Event briefing document – SAR Consultancy Event 1 Violent Extremism Nov 2017 Please feel free to contact us with comments and feedback.

Other topics we covered included, Organised Crime; ‘Human Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery, and Migration, in the context of the Rule of Law’; ‘Data and Intelligence in Security Risk Management’; Risk Management in Practice; and Cybercrime and Cybersecurity – Understanding and Responding to Risk.