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In the post-9/11 era, counter-terror efforts have focused on the threat of Islamist terrorism. Yet the same technologies that allowed violent jihadists to communicate and organise globally have added renewed vigour to other extremist actors. With a string of major recent attacks - notably in Charlottesville Virginia and Christchurch New Zealand - right-wing terrorism is emerging as a threat to the national security of liberal democracies.
In this public seminar, five leaders in policy, counter-terrorism operations, journalism and academia will share insights on trends in the changing landscape of terrorism. What are the causes of violent extremism in Australia? What is the impact of technology and how is the threat of terrorism likely to evolve over the coming decade?
Chaired by veteran Australian political journalist Mark Kenny, the panel will feature former Director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, Nick Rasmussen, Australian terrorism and extremism historian Dr Kristy Campion, National Security College Senior Research Fellow in Counter Terrorism and Social Cohesion Jacinta Carroll, and ABC investigative journalist Alex Mann.