Recent years have witnessed a disturbing resurgence of right-wing extremism across the Western world. These extreme politics, their extremist advocates’ organisations have had substantial influence on mainstream political discourse and policies.

Developing an understanding of the foundational ideas that inform right-wing extremism, the key international and transnational organisations involved in right-wing extremism, and the local manifestations of the phenomena, will assist those tasked with engaging with, responding to, and preventing right-wing extremism and terrorism.

This course will provide an outline and overview of both the local and international right-wing extremist ecosystem, and provide a detailed breakdown of the ideas, organisations, and personalities involved in its resurgence.

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Who Should Attend?

This training is relevant to anyone who has exposure to or aspires to work in National Security or in the field of Counter Terrorism.

It is also relevant for those building a public sector career who will inevitably encounter terrorism and counter-terrorism challenges, operationally, and in the policy domain.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s leading authorities on terrorism and enhance your knowledge, engage and discuss issues of policy relevance, and develop a better command of the nuances and complexities of countering terrorism.

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What Will Be Covered?

  • Respond to an increased influence of right-wing extremism in political discourse
  • Learn about the increased threat of terrorist violence from right-wing extremist informed actors
  • Understand the influence of international groups and individuals from the extreme right-wing
  • Develop greater resilience to the influence of right-wing extremism
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Why Attend?

Upon completion, participants will have a greatly enhanced understanding of the European and American influences on the Australian right-wing extremism ecosystem and recognise the influential groups and individuals in the Australian and international right-wing extremist ecosystem.

The program will also equip participants with a deeper appreciation for the core concepts and ideas that inform right-wing extremism.

Participants will be well versed in understanding the risks associated with right-wing extremism, both in relation to terrorist violence, and in relation to extremist politics.

Meet Your Trainer

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Levi West is the Director of Terrorism Studies at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University (Canberra); a PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University, and the Director of Leviathan Analysis, a boutique national security consultancy based in Canberra.

Levi manages Australia’s only comprehensive postgraduate terrorism studies program at CSU Canberra and works closely with counter-terrorism agencies of the Australian government. He has previously lectured to law enforcement, intelligence, and military audiences both domestically and internationally, including at the Naval War College in the United States, the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Indonesia, the National Security College, and the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at ANU, and at the Australian Command and Staff College at the Australian Defence College as well as delivering numerous bespoke presentations to various organisations within the national security apparatus. He is a sought after speaker on terrorism and other national security issues. In addition to lecturing in higher education contexts, he regularly delivers a range of professional development training products and consults to a broad range of government agencies and private sector clients.

Levi holds a BA in Politics and International Studies; a Master of International Security Studies; a Master of Policing, Intelligence, and Counter-Terrorism; and a Graduate Certificate in National Security Policy. Levi has studied, worked, and researched overseas.

Levi’s broader research interest includes strategies of terrorism and insurgency; diversity and evolution of violent non-state actors; use of technology by non-state actors; transnational crime and illicit finance; and state responses to non-state violence.


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5th June
12th June
17th July
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06/05/2019 8:30 am 06/05/2019 5:00 pm Australia/Sydney Understanding Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism 2019 Melbourne


Workshop Price

Public Sector Only

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane


Limited Availability
Full Access to Training
Lunch and refreshments provided

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Karstens Melbourne 123 Queen Street Melbourne

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