The Launch of the AVERT Research Network

(Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism)


  • Mr Tony Sheehan, Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Dept. of Home Affairs
  • Dr Hass Dellal AO, Executive Director, Australian Multicultural Foundation

AVERT is a globally engaged multidisciplinary research initiative of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship Globalisation at Deakin University. AVERT brings an outstanding group of critically engaged academics together with community and government partners who research for the public good through understanding and developing solutions to the social harms created by violent extremism and terrorism.

Our research agenda tackles issues, challenges and new thinking around causes, pathways, prevention, intervention, diversion and disengagement from violent extremism and terrorism across the political and ideological spectrum.

AVERT members collaborate extensively with communities, practitioners and policy makers to create new knowledge, innovations and evidence for how best to address the multi-level challenges and impacts of violent extremist ideology and action on social cohesion, community safety and wellbeing, and national security.

Date: Wednesday 4th April

Location: Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD

(near Southern Cross Station)

Time: 4pm – 6pm

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