Tue. 22 May 2018
A rare opportunity to speak with one of Australia's most accomplished professional women.
Dr Anne Aly is the Labor Federal Member for Cowan elected in 2016. Dr Aly will speak about her experience in politics, how she came to be working as a parliamentarian, what helped her career prospects and the challenges she faced on the journey.
Anne’s background is as a professor, academic and practitioner in the fields of counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation. She has published over 50 articles and texts on terrorism and related issues and is the author and editor of five books. Prior to becoming an academic she worked in government policy.
Anne is the founder of Australia’s first non-government organisation to combat violent extremism. People against Violent Extremism (PaVE) is a not-for-profit organisation that developed a social media campaign against violent extremism and delivered a series of hackathons to harness young people’s skills and talents to address issues in their communities.
Anne’s contributions to national and international security have been recognised internationally. In 2015 she was the only Australian civil society representative to be invited to speak at President Obama’s White House Summit on CVE. Later that year, she was again the only Australian representative to participate in the Club de Madrid +10 policy dialogues. Anne has also been an expert adviser to the United Nations Security Council and has participated in experts’ meetings.
In 2011, Anne was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2014, she was named one of Australia’s 100 most Influential Women by Westpac/Fin Review. In 2016 she was awarded the Instyle Woman of Style award in the category of Community and Charity. Also in 2016 Anne was nominated for the Australian of the Year and received the prestigious Australian Security Medal.
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