28Sep 2022
START:  6:00 PM  -  END:  7:00 PM


Lowy Institute
31 Bligh Street
Sydney   NSW

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Join us for the launch of an important new book that situates Australia in the global threat landscape of right-wing extremism.

In 2021, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) said that right-wing extremism makes up 50 per cent of its priority caseload. Since that announcement, intelligence and law enforcement agencies have disrupted a number of plots related to right-wing extremists in Australia. But this is not only an issue in Australia. There has been a 250 per cent increase in right-wing terrorism globally. So, what exactly is right-wing extremism and how is its potential for violence growing? Why is it a global problem? How does it threaten democracy and what should we do about it? Rise of the Extreme Right answers these questions.

Lydia Khalil will speak about her book and her experiences as a counter-terrorism specialist in the United States and Australia. Hervé Lemahieu, Director of Research at the Lowy Institute will join Lydia for a Q&A. 

Lydia Khalil is a Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute and an Associate Research Fellow at Deakin University. She began her counter-terrorism and national security career after the September 11 attacks. She is a recognised expert on terrorism and extremism, having worked for the White House Office of Homeland Security, US Department of Defense, the New York Police Department, Boston Police Department and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a frequent media commentator and has been widely published.

Hervé Lemahieu, Director of Research at the Lowy Institute, will chair this event.
*Tickets include a copy of Rise of the Extreme Right by Lydia Khalil as well as cheese and wine.

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