7th Australia-Europe Counterterrorism Dialogue: Strategies for a resilient democracy

in partnership with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (this event will only be in English)

This is the 7th annual Australia-Europe Counterterrorism Dialogue, an initiative by ASPI and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's (KAS) Regional Program for Australia and the Pacific.


The Dialogue seeks to foster knowledge exchange on continuing and emerging forms of terrorism and violent extremism across the ideological spectrum– exploring how to proactively deal with an ever-evolving threat landscape through a comparative perspective.

Recognising countering terrorism and extremism as an ongoing political challenge, not only a security one, is prerequisite for a comprehensive strategic approach in the long- term. Under the overarching KAS and ASPI cooperation theme ‘A New Wave: Existing, Emerging and Converging Forms of Extremism’, the aim of this event is to facilitate a policy-relevant debate on effective strategies against extremist and terrorist threats to democratic integrity.

The event will begin with a keynote address by Professor Günter Krings MP, State Secretary at the Ministry of the Interior, Community and Building, Federal Republic of Germany. This will be followed by a panel discussion on what it means to put a more holistic understanding of extremism into practice with Levi West, Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University and an additional panellist (TBC), moderated by ASPI’s Katja Theodorakis.

This Dialogue is organised in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Program for Australia and the Pacific.

This event will be held in a hybrid format, with a small, in-person audience and the option to join online via the livestream.

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  • Professor Günter Krings
    • Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior
    • Building and Community
  • Levi West
    • Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University
    • and the Executive Director of Leviathan Analysis
  • Katja Theodorakis
    • Head of ASPI's Counterterrorism program

Sophia Brook

Sophia Brook

Programm-Koordinatorin Forschung und Analyse
Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik +61 2 6154 9325