GTReC 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

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Date(s) - 01/09/2011 - 02/09/2011
All Day

Monash Law Chambers

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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:

Rosalind King
Research Project Manager

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4687
Mobile: +61 (0)402 346 038