Dr Haroro J. Ingram is a research fellow and lecturer with the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific. His Australian Research Council funded Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) project analyses the role of propaganda in the strategies of violent non-state political movements with ISIS and the Afghan Taliban as case studies. As an associate fellow with the International Centre for Counter-terrorism in the Hague, Ingram works on the Counter-terrorism Strategic Communications (CTSC) Project team and has authored several articles on a range of topics related to how best to understand and counter violent extremist propaganda. His current work has focused on developing strategic communications guidelines for CT/CVE practitioners.
Ingram’s research draws heavily on primary source materials, most of which is collected during periods of fieldwork in South Asia (Afghanistan) and the Middle East (Iraq). He has interviewed civilians as well as current and former activists and fighters from Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya and Syria. His field research has also included interviews with current and former counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operatives. Ingram has been a visiting fellow with institutions such as the International Centre for Counter-terrorism (ICCT) in The Hague and the Naval Postgraduate School’s Defense Analysis Department (Monterey, California). Prior to accepting his current role with the Australian National University, Ingram worked in a variety of national security roles. He regularly advises across the government, civil society and private sectors on national security related issues.