Public Speaking & Conference Papers
November 2023 ‘Who’s slapping whom? Strategic lawsuits against public participation.’ Keynote speech at the new Harvard Theatre, Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University, 14 November 2023: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/business-lecture-series/lbs-ursula-smartt/
October 2021 ‘Upholding digital rights and media plurality. Does self-regulation by social media platforms contravene freedom of expression?’, keynote speech given at the LETS Lab Digital Lounge series, Greenwich University Law School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWscUhW1JzA
November 2022 ‘Diversity and the Judiciary’. Judicial Conference Northeastern University London, Ministry of Justice recruitment drive for magistrates in the community.
April 2020 ‘Regulating online harm’. Conference paper, British and Irish Law Education Technology Association (BILETA) Tilburg University, The Netherlands (online conference during Covid 19 lockdown).
September 2017 'Are privacy injunctions pointless in the digital age?’ Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Dublin.
February 2014 ‘Will the Defamation Act 2013 make a real difference in the Internet age?’ Keynote speech at the Annual Law Society Conference, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.
January 2010 ‘Crime and the Media in the UK’. Keynote speech at Panteion University, Athens.
Prison Policy and Criminal Justice Research
Dec 2020 Presentation to the National Prison Administration of the Republic of Moldova and the Ministry of Justice of Moldova: Report and findings of the study into ‘Economic Activities in Correctional Industries of the Republic of Moldova’ with recommendations for legislation to enable the founding of correctional industries and for prisoners to work contractually for third party outside contractors whilst serving a prison sentence.
June 2007 ‚Sozialisierung und Rehabilitation im Vollzug: Sind Gefängnisse die Achillessehne unserer Gesellschaft?’ (‘Resocialization and rehabilitation: are prisons the Achilles heal of our society?’). International Penal Reform Congress, Berlin, Reichstag, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
April 2006 ‘What works in correctional industries: meaningful work for prisoners.’ International Human Rights Congress, Riga, Latvia.
August 2005 ‘Honour Killings: impact on EU countries’. European Union of Women Annual Congress, Bern, Switzerland.
December 2004 ‘What does ‚end to end’ offender management mean?’BSC Annual Conference, Birmingham.
March 2003 ‘What works in prison programs?- European perspectives in prison industrial and educational programs.’ ACA Annual Congress, Denver, Colorado, USA.
September 2002 ‘European and international developments of crime and punishment’. European Society of Criminology (ESC), Toledo, Spain.
February 2002 ‘European aspects of prison labour and education’, Correctional Services of New South Wales Conference, Sydney, Australia.
December 2001 ‘Public Attitudes to Punishment in Germany’. International Symposium, Southwark Cathedral Conference.
February 2001 ‘Prison Labour: constructive regimes in prisons.’ The Howard League for Penal Reform, London.
November 2000 ‘Serious and violent offenders: comparing therapeutic community prisons in Europe’. ASC Annual Congress, San Francisco.
June 2000 ‚Vollzugsprivatisierung in England, den USA und Deutschland (‘Prison privatisation in England, the USA and Germany.’) World Exhibition, Hanover, Germany.
November 1999 ‘Restorative Justice: current European trends in victim-offender mediation.’ American Society of Criminology(ASC) Annual Congress, Toronto, Canada.
October 1998 ‘Privatisation Explosion: Prison Industries in Europe.’ ACA and Correctional Industries Association (CIA), Joint Annual Congress, Cincinnati, Ohio.
April 1998 ‘Prison Industries: research findings from a study into prison labour in ten European countries.’ European Prison Industries Forum, Stockholm, Sweden.
January 1998 ‘Key developments in European Prison Industries’. American Correctional Association, Congress (ACA), San Antonio Texas. USA.
July 1997 ‘Prisons for profits? The state of prison industries in England.’ Joint presentation with Dr. Jon Vagg, British Society of Criminology (BSC) Annual Conference, Queens College, Belfast