Terrorism is central to the contemporary security environment and will remain an ongoing challenge for governments both State and Federal, well into the future. This training program offers attendees an introduction to contemporary understandings of the complexities of radicalisation and extremism.
The course provides an overview of perspectives into the radicalisation process, and the multitude of contributing factors that can result in involvement in extremism and terrorism, and the nature and character of domestic and international terrorism, as well as the various policy responses that are available to the government.
Those building a public sector career 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.
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.
Upon completion, participants will have a greatly enhanced understanding of the nature of terrorism, radicalisation, and extremism, while also being better situated to recognise and appreciate the sensitivities and challenges that this phenomena presents for government.
The program will also equip participants with a strengthened capacity to critique and analyse both manifestations of the phenomena, but also of the various policy responses that governments develop. Participants will be better able to recognise the costs and benefits of these policy options and the implications of policies for various stakeholders.
Participants will be well versed in the language and existing frameworks utilised in current counter-terrorism practices and policies. The program will ensure that participants understand the unique nature and consequences of the terrorist threat and the relationship that exists between extremism, radicalisation, and terrorism.
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.
"The course was excellent, the presenter Levi West was extremely knowledgeable and engaging and the presentation was set out in a logical structure that developed the initial ideas as the day progressed. I have already recommended the training to my management and colleagues if it is run again."
Australian Border Force
"Levi is a true expert in all things CT and extremism, who delivers in an engaging and informative manner.Would highly recommend."
Department of Home Affairs
"Levi is clearly passionate and knowledgeable about the topic which makes the training engaging. The real world examples were most useful."
Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
"The content and delivery were engaging and relevant. I don't recall the last time I spent a day listening to a single person talk and still remain focused and interested at the end."
Queensland Corrective Services
Full Access to Training
Lunch and refreshments provided
Karstens 123 Queen Street Melbourne
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