NYU Center on International Cooperation (CIC)
Online and 8510 Building 85, 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
16-20 October 2023
8:00 PM UTC
A Data and Terrorism breakout session held as part of a larger a five-day hybrid conference with national and international experts in the data for peacebuilding and prevention ecosystem to facilitate peer-to-peer exchange and leverage emerging technologies and data science methods to tackle the growing challenges across the humanitarian-development-peace and climate nexus globally.
UN entities will present on a “big picture” of the terrorism threat globally, what problems are urgent to tackle in the field of CT as well as countering and preventing violent extremism conducive to terrorism (P/CVE), and what resources are needed to do so, also considering risks at stake; ii) UNOCT’s external partners on data and research - to present an overview of the latest technological advancements in the field of data for CT/P/CVE and more broadly tailored to the “peace and security” nexus as relevant, as well as opportunities, and also risks pertaining to this sensitive area of work; iii) other relevant actors upon availability, to complement the strategic overview and analysis in regard to data for CT/PCVE (challenges, risks and opportunities). To guide the discussion we consider that the following theme could be addressed: challenges in regard to nomenclature and definitions in the field of data for CT/P/CVE, collection of data in conflict zones and source validity, digital and technological tools to aggregate CT/P/CVE data, and collation best practices.
Tamara Anderson, Senior Political Affairs Officer, UN Office of Counter-Terrorism
Michael Collins, Executive Director Americas, Institute for Economics & Peace
Other Speakers: TBD