Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

ACT: Panel Discussion: Approaches to countering terrorism and radicalisation: theory and practice

  • 09 Aug 2018
  • 18:00 - 19:00
  • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek


Registration is closed
Terrorism and violent extremism have arguably been the most significant security issues of recent times.  The Council is therefore delighted to announce a panel discussion entitled Approaches to countering terrorism and radicalisation: theory and practice.  The session will explore radicalisation and counter-radicalisation, balancing an academic discussion of radicalisation with a policy practitioner view on what governments and communities are doing about it. Given that USI is an ACT-based group, we have invited the ACT Government to participate in the panel to showcase what is happening in our jurisdiction.

The academic perspective will be presented by Dr Emily Corner from the Australian National University. Emily recently arrived in Australia and is a lecturer in criminology. Her specialisation is radicalisation and she was previously a researcher at University College London, working on projects examining lone and group-based terrorism, radicalisation, mass murderers, and fixated individuals. Her doctoral research focused on examining mental disorders and terrorist behaviour, and won the 2016 Terrorism Research Initiative’s Best Thesis Award.

The practitioner's view will be presented by Mr Bren Burkevics, Senior Director of Security and Emergency Management Branch of the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate.

USI Council member and counter-terrorism expert, Jacinta Carroll, will round out the panel and facilitate the discussion.

Entry to this event is free for members and guests but registration is required.  You can register online here, or by contacting Mickey in the office (T: 6266 3446; E:

Please don't forget  to join us for networking in the ADC mess from 1700 hours.

Members and guests are reminded that photo ID is required for access to the Weston Creek campus.

(Carroll bio: ANU)

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