Non-Resident Fellow - Counter Terrorism
Dr Anne (Azza) Aly is Associate Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with a focus on radicalization, counter terrorism and countering violent extremism. Anne leads the Countering Online Violent Extremism Research (COVER) Program. The program has produced research and policy outputs on the use of social media by violent extremists and strategies to interrupt online activities including understanding of the audience and the role of victims and formers in counter narratives to extremism. Anne is the author of four books including Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan). She was appointed to the board of the Council for Australian Arab Relations in 2009 and is currently serving a second term on the board. Anne is also the Founding Chair of People against Violent Extremism (PaVE) www.pave.net.au a not for profit organization focused on empowering communities to challenge violent extremism. In 2011, Anne was inducted into the inaugural WA Women’s Hall of Fame for her contributions to national security and counter terrorism.