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"Exploring the myths behind violent extremism" - Law and Criminolgy Video Conference Series - 17 November 2016 Stream 4 - 09:30

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"Exploring the myths behind violent extremism" - Law and Criminolgy Video Conference Series


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: LEAP- Links @ Macquarie University


Presenter: Lise Waldek

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Date: 17 November 2016

Start Time: 09:30

End Time: 10:20am

Duration: 35 minutes + 10 minutes question time

Closing Date: Bookings Close 16-Nov-2016

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 15

Non-DEC Positions: 5

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Secondary

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KLA Keyword/s: Careers, Law, Terrorism, Criminology, Security, Legal Studies, Defence



Having completed degrees in anthropology and international relations and spent some time travelling around the world, Lise found herself accepting a job with the UK Ministry of Defence. Thrown into a world of rank, acronyms, and cold army bases she discovered a passion for exploring the complex journeys that lead individuals to both engage and disengage with violent extremism. In this talk Lise will debunk some of the most common myths around violent extremism, explore some of her current research in the preventative space and highlight the significant knowledge gaps that blight the terrorism domain. She hopes that by the end of the talk, students will be inspired to engage in careers that can help provide answers to some of these knowledge gaps.


Lise worked for the Ministry of Defence and then went on secondment to the Home Office. In 2010 in search of the sunshine she moved to Australia and joined Macquarie University. She currently leads the terrorism stream in the Department of Security Studies and Criminology. She continues to work with government departments and was recently awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to explore how young audiences interpret, engage with, and re-produce online violent extremist content.

This is one of the presentations in our CAREERS IN LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY VIDEO CONFERENCE SERIES. Participation in more than one video conference session is encouraged.

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Additional Booking Instructions: Please Note: The presentation will start promptly at 9.30am and conclude by 10.20am - There will be 30 - 35 minutes of presentation time and 10 minutes for students to ask questions.

Dial in Instructions:
1. To join the Video Conference you need to dial the VMR number, which will be sent to you on registration. This will allow you to see the presenter on your television screens.

2. To access the PowerPoint presentations on your Interactive White Board you will need to log into Adobe Connect using the website: https://mq.adobeconnect.com/leaplinks/
Then click 'Enter as Guest' and enter your school name.

Please book your place as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss out. If you have any difficulties with booking, please call 02 9850 1930.

Further Information: Email enquiries to:
Casey Featon
Email: leaplinks@mq.edu.au

Note: We do NOT film, photograph or record audio of the students. If you have reservations about booking online due to this, please contact us at leaplinks@mq.edu.au

Recordings of this video conference series and others will be made available online. Register your interest at leaplinks@mq.edu.au if you would like to be notified when the recordings are available.

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