On Monday 5th December 2011, Andrew Ashworth, Lucia Zedner and Patrick Tomlin hosted a Postgraduate Workshop at the Centre for Criminology on ‘Anti-Terror Laws and Preventive Justice’ jointly with colleagues George Williams, Andrew Lynch and Fergal Davis from the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales. Nine doctoral students from both Oxford and UNSW gave papers.
This was an unusual event because UNSW flew in three Faculty members and four students, Oxford provided the other five. So it was a fabulous opportunity for students from both sides of the globe with common interests and similar doctoral topics to meet, share ideas, and debate their theses with one other and with Faculty members. The workshop also provided the basis for building longer term relationships between students and Faculty at Oxford and at UNSW, where Lucia Zedner is also a Conjoint Professor. She is also co-supervisor with Professor George Williams of UNSW of one of the students, Keiran Hardy, who kindly undertook much of the organization for this hugely enjoyable and truly global workshop.
The Preventive Justice project will be hosting a further academic workshop from 5-6th January 2012.