The Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC) emerged from the multidisciplinary Global Terrorism Research Unit, which formed in 2002. GTReC was officially established in 2006 with seed funding from the Department of Premier and Cabinet, State Government of Victoria, as a part of its $5.6 million counter-terrorism initiative. GTReC is established across two Victorian campuses (Caulfield and Clayton), comprises members of three Faculties (Arts, Law and Medicine), and representatives from three disciplines within the Arts Faculty’s School of Social Sciences (Politics, Sociology and Behavioural Studies).
- Dr Steven Zech was selected as a recipient of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Terrorism and Counter-terrorism Studies. Read more
- Professor Greg Barton, Director (International) of GTReC discusses the challenges posed by the Islamic State movement at home and abroad in this public lecture. Read more
- GTReC researcher Noor Huda Ismail has written an article for The Jakarta Post titled “Countering radical narratives on Indonesia’s social media.” Click read more to access the full article. Read more
- GTReC Director (International) Professor Greg Barton has written an article for The Herald Sun titled “New laws only a part of the fight against extremism.” Click read more to access the full article. Read more
- New Publication: “Abbott’s haste to tackle home-grown terrorists carries grave risks” by Andrew ZammitGTReC Research Fellow Andrew Zammit has written an article for The Age titled “Abbott’s haste to tackle home-grown terrorists carries grave risks.” Click read more to access the full article. Read more