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7th Australia-Europe Counterterrorism Dialogue: Strategies for a resilient democracy

About this event

ASPI is delighted to invite you to the 7th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counterterrorism Dialogue, an initiative led by ASPI and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's (KAS) Regional Program for Australia and the Pacific.

This initiative seeks to foster knowledge exchange on continuing and emerging forms of terrorism and violent extremism across the ideological spectrum– exploring how to proactively deal with an ever-evolving threat landscape through a comparative perspective.

This dialogue will begin with a keynote address by Professor Günter Krings MP, State Secretary at the Ministry of the Interior, Community and Building, Federal Republic of Germany. This will be followed by a panel discussion on what it means to put a more holistic understanding of extremism into practice with Levi West, Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University and Principal Industry Research Fellow at Victoria University, Associate Professor (PhD) Debra Smith, moderated by ASPI’s Katja Theodorakis.

Recognising countering terrorism and extremism as an ongoing political challenge, not only a security one, is prerequisite for a comprehensive strategic approach in the long- term. Under the overarching KAS and ASPI cooperation theme ‘A New Wave: Existing, Emerging and Converging Forms of Extremism’, the aim of this event is to facilitate a policy-relevant debate on effective strategies against extremist and terrorist threats to democratic integrity.

This Dialogue is organised in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Program for Australia and the Pacific.

This event will be held in a hybrid format, with a small, in-person audience and the option to attend online via the livestream.

Australian Strategic Policy Institute

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia’s strategic and defence leaders. ASPI generates new ideas for government, allowing them to make better-info...