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About terrorism.openDemocracy

Our aim is to encourage global dialogue about how the threat from terrorism can be confronted through democratic means.

terrorism.openDemocracy (toD) is one of the long-term products of the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security sponsored by the Club de Madrid in March 2005. Its outcome, the Madrid Agenda, was a first attempt to formulate a set of principles based on the conclusions that were reached in more than one hundred panel and working group sessions.



Kanishk Tharoor kanishk [dot] tharoor [at] openDemocracy [dot] net


Tony Curzon-Price
tony [dot] curzon-price [at] openDemocracy [dot] net

PO Box 49799 London WC1X 8XA
+44 (0) 20 7193 0676
This dialogue needs to continue.

To this end the Club de Madrid and openDemocracy created this website, specifically dedicated to continuing the Madrid dialogue. Initially housed at, toD publishes hard-hitting content - ranging from our daily security briefings to more probing news analysis, opinion and debates - related to the site's themes of democracy, terrorism and security. toD will serve as a major resource and forum, allowing users to find information, educate themselves, and engage in constructive and - if necessary - controversial debate.

Advisory Board

Anthony Barnett (Vice-Chair)
Founder of

Kim Campbell
Secretary General of the Club de Madrid
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Jose-Maria Figueres
Former President of Costa Rica

Stephen Heintz
President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Diego Hidalgo
President of the FRIDE Foundation, Madrid

Karin von Hippel
Co-Director, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mary Kaldor
Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics and Political Science

Raymond Kendall
Former Secretary General of INTERPOL

Rami Khouri
Editor of the Daily Star, Beirut

Peter Neumann (Chair)
Director of the Centre of Defence Studies, London

Louise Richardson
Executive Dean of the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

Laura Sandys
Chair of the Board,

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