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One-of-a-kind terrorism book launched at Curtin

By Salome Husselmann 1 April 2011 Uncategorized 4 Comments »

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The first major book in the area of terrorism studies to be published in Australia with a uniquely Australian outlook has been launched today at Curtin University.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP and Author, Dr Anne Aly.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP and Author, Dr Anne Aly.

Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and Contemporary Perspective, written by Curtin Research Fellow, Dr Anne Aly, was officially launched by the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

It is also the first book on the subject to be written by a female Australian Muslim of Arabic background.

Dr Aly said the book takes a multidisciplinary approach to terrorism drawing from psychology, political science, criminology and sociology.

“The book will provide students of terrorism studies and those with an interest in the area with a comprehensive understanding of terrorism, its origins, history and evolution,” Dr Aly said.

“It includes case studies, discussion questions and examples drawn from history and the contemporary context.

“The text covers both terrorism and counter terrorism and examines emerging trends in terrorism and new technologies.”

Professor Jeanette Hacket, Curtin Vice-Chancellor, congratulated Dr Aly on her new book.

Dr Alexey Muraviev, Professor Will Christensen, The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Dr Anne Aly and Vice-Chancellor Professor Jeanette Hacket

Dr Alexey Muraviev, Prof Will Christensen, The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Dr Anne Aly and Vice-Chancellor Prof Jeanette Hacket

“The book will be an invaluable resource to students in the area of security studies and I congratulate Dr Aly on this outstanding contribution to the field of international security,” Professor Hacket said.

“I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Aly who has recently moved to Curtin. She will be a great asset for the University and bring with her considerable industry and research experience.”

Dr Anne (Azza) Aly was born in Egypt and migrated to Australia at the age of two. She is a graduate of the American University in Cairo.

Her research was funded by the Australian Research Council’s Safeguarding Australia Initiative and explored responses to the fear of terrorism among Muslim Australians and the broader community.

Anne has published widely in the area of counter terrorism, extremism, radicalisation and Islamist ideologies.

In 2009, Dr Aly was appointed to the Council for Australian Arab Relations at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In March 2011, she was inducted into the inaugural Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her work in counter terrorism and her contributions to the field of security studies.

  1. Eloise Cole April 8, 2011 9:33am

    Congratulations Dr. Aly! I listened to your interview on ABC radio this week and I appreciated hearing your personal story and how this book came to be. I will seek out your book to read even though it is not my area, but as an Australian citizen who likes to stay informed, I consider it essential reading. You are so inspirational as an academic who is passionate, committed and motivated. Best Wishes.

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  3. Anne Aly October 15, 2011 7:28pm

    Thank you so much Eloise for your kind words. It’s lovely to hear from people who are interested in what I am doing and I am always humbled by people like yourself.

  4. math May 30, 2012 10:25am

    Very efficiently written story. It will be helpful to anyone who usess it, as well as yours truly :). Keep up the good work – i will definitely read more posts.

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