Counter terrorism conference

Monash University’s Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC) will host a major international conference on the subject of the changing nature of counter terrorism policy and understanding after the New York...

Monash University’s Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC) will host a major international conference on the subject of the changing nature of counter terrorism policy and understanding after the New York World Trade Centre attacks.

To be held over two days at the beginning of September, ‘Lessons From 9/11’ will bring together expert speakers from across the counter terrorism community to reflect on the ways in which terrorism, counter-terrorism policy and the approaches to understanding terrorism have been transformed since September 2001. The conference will look at what counter terrorism experts are doing right and what they should be doing. Both academics and practitioners will contribute to this ground-breaking event.

Findings of the current ARC Linkage Project, ‘Understanding Terrorism in an Australian Context: Radicalisation, De-Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation’ will be presented by the Monash University research team members. Project partners — Victoria Police, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Australian Federal Police and Corrections Victoria — will also present their perspectives.

International and local key note speakers will complement and extend the discussion. Speakers come from the US Military Academy West Point, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, University of Melbourne, Curtain University, University of Wollongong, Griffith University, University of Waikato, the Islamic Council of Victoria and Victoria Police.

The conference will address five key themes: extremist doctrine/narrative; terrorist organisations; the sociology of radicalisation; information communications technology; and intelligence gathering, analysis and handling of legal evidence.

'Lessons from 9/11: Reflections on the evolution of counter terrorism policy, practice and analysis in the decade since the attacks of September 11, 2001' will take place on 1 and 2 September, 8.30am-6pm at the Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

All conference enquiries should be directed to Rosalind King, Research Project Manager on + 61 9903 4687 or +61 402 346 038, or email ros.king@monash.edu.