ARC Linkage Project on Radicalisation – Conference 2011: Lessons from 9/11: Reflections on the evolution of Counter Terrorism policy, practice and analysis in the decade since the attacks of September 11, 2011
1-2 September 2011, Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Australia
This highly successful, major international conference aimed to interest counter-terrorism stakeholders from academic, security practitioner, policy maker, community leadership and other related backgrounds. With expert speakers from across all sections of the CT community this conference reflected on the extent to which terrorism, counter-terrorism policy, approaches to understanding terrorism and community relations have changed since 9/11, what stakeholders are doing right, and what we should be doing. It examined emerging challenges, such as the radicalisation of home-grown terrorists, evolving terrorist narratives, terrorists’ tactical and technical innovations, online intelligence gathering, and major threat environment transitions.
The conference addressed five key themes:
- extremist doctrine/narrative
- terrorist organisations
- the sociology of radicalisation
- information communications technology (ICT)
- intelligence gathering, analysis and handling of legal evidence
Additional themes were also addressed such as:
- terrorist biographies and groups’ and individuals’ pathways towards and/or out of extremist milieus
- psychology of terrorism
- prison radicalisation, counter-narratives and disengagement
- internet radicalisation, counter-narratives and disengagement
- community relations and countering terrorism
- the evolution of terrorism studies
- International counter-terrorism cooperation
Research Team members from the ARC Linkage Project, ‘Understanding Terrorism in an Australian Context: Radicalisation, De-Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation’ presented their findings to date. Their presentations were complemented by those of keynote counter-terrorism practitioner speakers from Australia and overseas and other academic and community stakeholders from Australia and abroad.
On the final afternoon some closed sessions were held for the benefit of our project partners.
Our intention is to publish conference papers in several edited volumes in 2012.
All conference enquiries should be directed to:
Ros King, Research Project Manager
Telephone: +61 3 9903 4687
Mobile: +61 (0)402 346 038
Keynote Video from the Conference
Bill Paterson PSM, Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism
Conference Keynote, 1 September 2011, Melbourne, Australia
ARC Linkage Project on Radicalisation – Conference 2011: 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
Public Seminar by Professor Tore Bjørgo
On 17th July, 2013, the Global Terrorism Research Center hosted a public seminar by Professor Tore Bjørgo on the topic of “Strategies for Preventing Terrorism”…
Guest lecture by A/Prof David Cook
On 1 May, 2013, the Global Terrorism Research Center hosted a guest lecture by David Cook on the topic of Islam and the West…
Summary of the GTReC ARC Linkage Project on Radicalisation Conference 2012
Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Bali, the 2012 GTReC conference examined the significant progress made in understanding and countering violent extremism…
Globalization, Illiberalism and Islam: Europe and Australia
Globalization, Illiberalism, the West and Islam: European and Australian perspectives brought together leading thinkers and practitioners across Europe and Australia working on issues of national identity, social cohesion and radicalisation to generate cutting edge analysis and policy recommendations.
Summary of the GTReC ARC Linkage Project on Radicalisation Conference 2010
On the 8 November, 2010, the Global Terrorism Research Centre held the first ARC Linkage Project on Radicalisation Conference. This page lists the peer-reviewed papers presented at this conference.
2008 GTReC International Conference
The Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash University, hosted an International Conference that was devoted to the topic of “Radicalisation Crossing Borders: New Directions in Islamist and Jihadist Political, Intellectual and Theological Thought and Practice”, organized by Dr Sayed Khatab and Dr Pete Lentini. The conference was held in the Assembly Chamber of the Parliament House of Victoria, Australia, on November 26 and 27, 2008, and sponsored by Monash University’s Global Terrorism Research Centre, the School of Political and Social Inquiry, the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria, the Australian Research Council Asia Pacific Futures Research Network- Islam Node, and Leading Solutions technologies.