on September 28, 2017
Published on May 23, 2021 Updated on July 15, 2022

Social sciences and threat: describing, anticipating, regulating, forecasting, and addressing


Workshop dans le cadre du cycle thématique "Risques, Société et Sécurité" (R2S), 28.09.2017

Workshop in the framework of the "Risks, Society and Security" (R2S) thematic cycle

Terrorism, radicalization, emergencies and complex decision-making, criminality, risks in urban settings, new war technologies, etc. Our societies are under threat. Analyzing and preventing threats is more and more complex. Social science has become a crucial tool in this field. It enhances and adds to the outlook of "exact" sciences and provides new insight to improve understanding. This enables more efficient and relevant design of innovative solutions against the threats we are facing.

Date and time: September 28 from 9 AM to 5 PM
Location: Auditorium of the Maison internationale de la Recherche
Public: students, researchers, teacher-researchers, wider public interested in threat, defense, and security issues
Access to the event: Free event, send an e-mail to the event organizer to register


"There is a field in which there is a lot of room for improvement: Understanding threats using social sciences. When one does not know the nature of the threat, it is very difficult to implement the tools to address this threat".

Benjamin Oudet, co-author of "Renseignement et sécurité" (Intelligence and Security), in an interview given to the daily 20 minutesAttentat à Londres : "La création d’une CIA européenne est une non-question"

The objective of this workshop is to use a transdisciplinary approach to share the views on contemporary threats of experts in social sciences.


9.00 – 9.30: Registration

9.30 – 9.45: Workshop presentation by Julien Longhi

9.45 – 10.30: Laura Ascone & Julien Longhi (UCP, AGORA
Propaganda through fear, threat and persuasion: the argument strategies used by Daesh

10.30 – 11.15: Pascal Marchand (Toulouse 1 University, LERASS, "Radicalities and regulation" platform)
Radicalized discourse: interpreting rhetoric and understanding rationales

11.15 – 12.00: Capitaine Léa Jandot, Major Christophe Krucker (PJGN, criminal analysis scientific department) and Lucie Gianola (UCP, AGORA and PJGN) 
Methods and practice in criminal analysis

12.00 – 1.30: Lunch

1.30 – 2.15: Lucie Gianola & Julien Longhi (UCP, AGORA
Automatic processing of language for decision-making support: analysis of a corpus of legal procedures

2.15 – 3.00Jenny Raflik (UCP, AGORA)
Terrorism and expertise commissioned from researchers by authorities since the 1970s in Europe and the United States

3.00 – 3.45: Damien Masson (UCP, MRTE)
What contributions to research on sensitivities and atmospheres in the management of security in urban settings?

3.45 – 4.30: François Pernot (UCP, AGORA)
Drones or live war:  shortening of the decision chain? Decision support?

4.30 – 5.00: General discussion and conclusion

For any information, contact the organizer: julien.longhi @ u-cergy.fr
UCP laboratories involved in the organization of the event: AGORAETISSATIE
Event partners and funders: Institute of Advanced Studies of the UCP, Paris Seine University