Dr Anne Aly is one of Australia’s foremost academics dealing with counter-terrorism, she is listed as one of Western Australia’s most influential women and is an active supporter of the Bali Peace Park.
Dr Aly is a research fellow in the Department of Social Science and International Relations at Curtin University, Western Australia. She was previously a senior policy officer and manager within the WA government and has represented on committees and working groups in multiculturalism, migrant and refugee settlement and ethnic communities.
Anne is the author of Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan) and has authored over 40 books, book chapters, journal articles and conference proceedings in the areas of terrorism, counter terrorism, countering violent extremism, Muslim identity and responses to terrorism. Her research focuses on Australian and international responses to terrorism, soft counter terrorism approaches and countering violent extremism.
In 2011 she was inducted into the inaugural WA Women's Hall of Fame in recognition of her work in national and international security. Anne is a member of the board of the Council for Australian Arab Relations, the management committee of the Australian Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA Branch and is the WA Ambassador for the Bali Peace Park.
Anne was born in Alexandria, Egypt and migrated to Australia when she was two years old. She grew up in Sydney and returned to Egypt to study where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the American University in Cairo
The round table would focus on issues of countering radicalisation and racism and methods of working with partners to advance participatory citizenship and respond to perceived terrorist threats.