Safeguarding Australia 2008

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    Program Chair: Safeguarding Australia 2008

    Athol Yates,
    Executive Director
    Australian Homeland Security Research Centre
    Tel: 02 6161 5143 or 0402 419 583
    Email: athol.yates@homelandsecurity.org.au

    Program

    Themes

    • Regional terrorism situation
    • Changes in counter-terrorism policy and practice
    • National security policy research
    • Effectiveness of counter-terrorism activities in the Asia-Pacific region
    • Resilience and its future in Australia policy and practice
    • National security direction under the Rudd government
    • National risk management
    • Less than lethal technologies

    Who attended

    • Representatives from the military and law enforcement communities
    • Senior State & Local government administrators
    • Strategic and intelligence analysts
    • Risk and security managers
    • Emergency services and health professionals
    • Critical infrastructure owners and operators
    • Engineers, scientists and technologists
    • Corporate and business executives
    Speakers

    John Baird, Rector, UNSW@ADFA
    John Baird was born and raised in Brisbane. Following his matriculation, he spent five years as a stockman in the Northern Territory and Cape York. He then moved to Canberra and enrolled at the ANU where he studied science. After graduating with a BSc(Hons) and a PhD in Physics specialising in hypersonics, he was appointed Teaching Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the UNSW Faculty of Military Arts, Duntroon where he taught courses in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. In 1984, he transferred to the University College, Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). His research interests included hypersonics and the engineering applications of optical systems.

    In the late 1980s, in partnership with a US wind tunnel manufacturer and a German energy company, Professor Baird was responsible for the design of the world’s largest free piston shock tunnel facility (the HEG) for the German research organisation DLR, in Goettingen. The HEG became the key ground testing facility for the European Space Agency re-usable launch vehicle programs in the 1990s.

    In 1990 he was promoted to Associate Professor and in 1991 he was appointed Head of the then Department of Mechanical Engineering at ADFA. Over the following decade, Professor Baird led the introduction of the Aeronautical Engineering programs at the Academy. His research work included the use of holography to detect fatigue cracking in aircraft structures. This work received substantial funding from the Federal Aviation Administration of the USA.

    During his time at ADFA Professor Baird maintained an active national and international consultancy primarily in laser safety, and gas dynamics. Major clients have included FluiDyne Engineering Corporation of the USA, Interatom Gmbh of Germany, BAE Systems (UK and Australia), Visiboard, Telstra, and the Department of Defence.

    In 2001 Professor Baird was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the ANU. Under his leadership, the Faculty expanded its postgraduate programs from one to five. These changes, together with a vigorous national and international marketing program, increased the number of international students in the faculty fourfold. At the same time the Faculty staff numbers expanded by 70% and the Faculty’s research income more than doubled.

    Professor Baird was appointed as the Rector of the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW@ADFA) on 20 September 2004.
    Professor Baird is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a member of the Board of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre.

    Anthony Bergin, Director of Research Programs, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
    Anthony Bergin is the Director of Research Programs for ASPI. He is responsible for the Institute’s research and publications programs on defence and international security issues. Dr Bergin was most recently Associate Professor of Politics, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra. From 1981-1985 he taught political science at the Royal Australian Naval College. From 1991-2003 he was the Director of the Australian Defence Studies Centre (ADSC). He is the author and editor of a number of important works including Future Unknown: the terrorist threat to Australian maritime security (ASPI, 2005), Naval Power in the Pacific (Westview, 1993), and The Pacific Patrol Boat Project: a Case Study in Defence Cooperation (ANU, 1994). He has written extensively on a wide range of national security and ocean policy issues.

    Attorney-General, The Hon Robert McClelland MP
    Robert McClelland is the Attorney-General and the Member for Barton, an electorate based in the St George area of Sydney. Robert was elected to Parliament in 1996. Before becoming Attorney-General he served on several parliamentary committees, including as Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties and the Joint Select Committee on the Republic Referendum.

    Sidney Jones, Senior Adviser, Asia Program, International Crisis Group, Jakarta
    Sidney Jones and Crisis Group’s South East Asian analysts based in Jakarta prepare analytical reports on the sources of conflict and violence in the region, with a particular focus on Indonesia. She has examined separatist conflicts (Aceh and Papua, Mindanao); communal conflicts (Poso, Moluccas); and ethnic conflict (Kalimantan). Her team has also looked at Islamic radicalism, producing a series of reports on Jemaah Islamiyah and its operations in Indonesia and the Philippines. It also looks at issues of security sector reform and decentralisation in Indonesia.

    Dr Edwina Thompson, Senior Policy Advisor, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, World Vision
    Dr Edwina Thompson has extensive experience in political conflict analysis and strategic planning in the emergency humanitarian aid sector. Her PhD examined the interplay of state failure, development, and security, and was based on fieldwork conducted in 2005-6 throughout Afghanistan and NWFP in Pakistan. Her early research investigated the effects of gun violence in Papua New Guinea, and she was subsequently asked to be an expert on the UN Security Council Monitoring Group of the arms embargo in Somalia.

    Edwina is currently Senior Policy Advisor to World Vision International, advising on how it should engage with militaries, police and other armed groups in complex environments. She was a Reserve Officer in the Royal Navy during the late 1990s where she underwent helicopter pilot training.

    Professor Priyan Mendis, Head of the Advanced Protective Technology, University of Melbourne
    Professor Priyan Mendis is the Convenor of the ARC Research Network for a Secure Australia. He is also the Head of the Advanced Protective Technology for Engineering Structures Group (APTES, http://www.civenv.unimelb.edu.au/ aptes) at the University of Melbourne.

    He has written more than 150 papers on protection of infrastructure. Priyan worked as a Consulting Engineer with Connell Wagner Ltd. before joining the University in 1991.

    Kit Collier, Visiting Fellow, Australian National University
    Dr Kit Collier consults widely for Australian Government departments and international agencies. He is author of three International Crisis Group reports focusing on the relationship between transnational terrorism and insurgency in the Philippines. He has held appointments at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii, and Australian National University, advising ASIO, Defence, AusAID, and Customs intelligence on counter-terrorism and border security issues in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, and leading a government mission to the three countries in 2005. Proficient in two Philippine languages, Dr Collier has over five years’ on-the-ground field experience in Mindanao. His most recent ICG report, The Philippines: Counter-insurgency vs. Counter-terrorism in Mindanao, was released in May.

    Greg Fealy, Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Indonesian Politics, Department of Political and Social Change
    Greg Fealy holds a joint appointment as fellow and senior lecturer in Southeast Asian politics at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, and the Faculty of Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra.

    His main research interests are Islam and post-independence Indonesian politics. He gained his PhD from Monash University in 1998 with a study of the history of Nahdlatul Ulama, published in Indonesian under the title Ijtihad Politik Ulama: Sejarah NU, 1952-1967.

    He is the co-author of Joining the Caravan? The Middle East, Islamism and Indonesia (2005), and Radical Islam and Terrorism in Indonesia (2005). He is also co-editor of Voices of Islam in Southeast Asia: A Contemporary Sourcebook (2006), Local Power and Politics in Indonesia: Decentralisation and Democratisation (2003) and Nahdlatul Ulama, Traditionalism and Modernity in Indonesia (1995).

    He was the C.V. Starr Visiting Professor in Indonesian Politics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, in 2003, and has been a consultant to AusAID, USAID, The Asia Foundation and BP.

    Dr Carl Ungerer, Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
    Dr Ungerer is the Director of the Australian National Security Project for ASPI. Prior to joining ASPI in January 2008, Dr Ungerer was a lecturer in international relations at the University of Queensland. His previous appointments include: Foreign Affairs and National Security Advisor to the Leader of the Australian Labor Party (2002-2004), senior Strategic Analyst in the Office of National Assessments (1999-2002) and a policy officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1993-99).

    Dr. Ungerer has published widely on foreign policy and national security issues, including: Neighbourhood Watch: The Evolving Terrorist Threat in Southeast Asia (ASPI 2008 with Peter Chalk) and Australian Foreign Policy in the Age of Terror (edited, UNSW Press, 2008).

    Lydia Khalil, Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT)
    Lydia Khalil has worked in the United States and abroad in a many policy and research capacities and on a variety of international political and security issues. She specializes in Middle East politics and international terrorism. Lydia was recently appointed as a visiting fellow at MacQuarie University in Sydney, Australia as part of the Centre on Policing, Intelligence and Counterterrorism. She is also a non resident fellow at the Lowy Institute as part of the West Asia Program.

    Prior to her appointments in Sydney, Lydia was a counterterrorism analyst for the New York Police Department focusing on international terrorism trends and terrorism cases in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

    Previously, Lydia worked in Iraq as a policy advisor for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad where she worked closely with Iraqi politicians on political negotiations and constitutional drafting. Prior to her assignment in Iraq, she was appointed to the White House Office of Homeland Security as a graduate fellow. She is also a senior policy associate to the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) which examines and advocates the development of genuine democracies in the Middle East.

    Ms Khalil holds a B.A. in International Relations from Boston College and a Masters in International Security from Georgetown University. She has published extensively on issues relating to Middle East politics, terrorism and counterterrorism and is working on a forthcoming book on Iraq. She was born in Cairo, Egypt and is a native Arabic speaker.

    Christopher Heffelfinger, Researcher and Consultant, Combating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy (Westpoint)
    Christopher Heffelfinger is a researcher and consultant at the Combating Terrorism Center at the United States Military Academy, and also served as a FBI Fellow for the center. From November 2005 onward, he contributed to the Militant Ideology Atlas project, project Harmony (through SOCOM), and the CTC-FBI education collaborative. He is currently instructing FBI agents on radicalization and issues pertaining to Muslims in North America.

    Prior to that Mr. Heffelfinger was the publications coordinator at the Jamestown Foundation, where he edited two volumes on terrorism (Unmasking Terrorism, with forewords by Michael Scheuer and Gen. William Odom), and also served as editor of the weekly Terrorism Focus. He is a fluent Arabic reader and speaker, having spent time in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco. Mr. Heffelfinger lived in Sana`a, Yemen in 2000, and attended the same language school as John Walker Lindh. He also lived and studied with native speakers refuting militant Salafi ideology through Islamic source texts, including prominent moderate scholars and the Naqshbandi tariqat.

    Professor David Wright-Neville, Deputy Director, Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash University
    Associate Professor David Wright-Neville is Deputy Director of the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University where his research focuses on the political psychology of violence in multicultural societies, focusing in particular on Southeast and South Asia as well as Western Europe and Australia. Before returning to academia in 2002 he served as a senior analyst for Southeast Asia and terrorism in the Australian intelligence community. A regular commentator in the Australian and international media, Dr. Wright-Neville is still consulted regularly by various Australian state and federal government agencies as well as by overseas government and non-government bodies and civil society groups such as the United Nations’ International Peace Academy and human rights organisations. In 2007 he completed a period as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford.

    The Honourable Professor Peter Anderson AM, Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
    Peter Anderson was appointed as an Adjunct Professor and Director of Macquarie University’s Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT) in December 2005.

    Following a 10-year career within the NSW Police Force, largely as a Police Prosecutor, Peter was elected a Member of the New South Wales Parliament in 1978. Between 1981 and 1986 he was Minister for Police and Emergency Services, before taking on a range of other senior portfolios including Youth and Community Services, Aboriginal Affairs and Health. From 1989 to 1994 he served as Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services before resigning in early 1995.

    Peter has a degree in Policing; served two terms as Alderman in local government; has acted as Chairman in Ministerial working parties and standing committees; and has been appointed to senior roles in a range of private sector companies.

    Mark Stewart, University of Newcastle
    Mark Stewart is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The University of Newcastle, Australia. Professor Stewart has expertise in uncertainty modelling and probabilistic risk assessment of engineering and other systems when exposed to a range of man-made and natural hazards. Current work focuses on the quantification of security risks and the cost-effectiveness of aviation security and other counter-terrorism measures. He has written a text on probabilistic risk assessment and published over 200 technical papers and reports.

    Professor Gabriele Bammer, ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security and National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
    Professor Gabriele Bammer is Leader of Program 4 (Integrate and Implement) of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security. She is located at the Australian National University and is also a Research Fellow in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard University. She is developing the new discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences to address the following questions: How can fresh thinking about complex national and global problems be generated? What knowledge is available and useful, and how do we bring it together? How do we deal with knowledge gaps and uncertainties? How can researchers best support decision makers and change agents?

    David Templeman, Chief Executive Officer, Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia
    David Templeman completed six years (2000/2006) as Director General of Emergency Management Australia (DGEMA), the Federal Government’s agency with responsibility for reducing the impact of natural, technological and human-caused disasters on the Australian community. As DGEMA, he was a member of the Australian Health Protection Committee, the National Counter Terrorism Committee, the Critical Infrastructure Advisory Council and the Australian Emergency Management Committee

    David played a central role in the whole of government response to many major emergencies in Australia and the region, including bushfires, extreme storms, cyclones, earthquakes and floods, including critical infrastructure failures. He also coordinated the Australian Government’s emergency management response to international crises such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States; the Bali, Madrid and Jakarta embassy bombings; Australia’s response to the tsunami in South East Asia and the London bombings in 2005. David contributed to national health emergency planning issues such as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome epidemic in 2003, and more recently Avian Flu pandemic arrangements.

    David is now the Chief Executive Officer of a national peak not-for-profit organisation in community services and preventive health. He is a senior volunteer member of St John Ambulance Australia, combined with other advisory roles in security and emergency management.

    Lorraine Mazerolle, Director, Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
    Lorraine Mazerolle is the Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) and a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Jersey in 1993 and spent an additional seven years as an academic in the USA (at Northeastern University and the University of Cincinnati).

    She is the recipient of numerous US and Australian national competitive research grants on topics such as problem-oriented policing, police technologies (e.g crime mapping, gunshot detection systems, 3-1-1 call systems), community crime control, civil remedies, street-level drug enforcement and policing public housing sites. In 2003, Professor Mazerolle was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminologists and now serves as the Vice President of the Academy and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

    Professor Mazerolle is the lead author (with Janet Ransley) of Third Party Policing (Cambridge University Press), sole author of Policing Places with Drug Problems (Sage Publications) and a co-editor, with Jan Roehl, of Civil Remedies and Crime Prevention (Criminal Justice Press). She has written many scholarly articles on policing, drug law enforcement, displacement of crime, and crime prevention.

    Emeritus Professor Beverley Raphael, Professor Population Mental Health and Disasters, University of Western Sydney
    Emeritus Professor in Psychiatry from the University of Queensland. She has been involved in the development of national mental health policy in Australia and is responsible for mental health policy and program development in New South Wales (NSW).

    She has a long-term involvement and expertise in research and management in the area of trauma, grief and disasters, and more recently response to terrorism and its mental health correlates and consequences. She is an internationally recognised expert in mental health response and disasters. This has included planning for the Sydney Olympics and response to the Bali Bombing. She has lead the development of prevention and public health approaches to mental health and the implications of these for disasters and terrorism and has responsibility for coordinating national mental health responses to these events in Australia. She is chair of the National Working Party for Mental Health aspects for Terrorism and Disaster and is the current chair of the National Mental Health Disaster Taskforce which co-ordinated the National Mental Health response to the South East Asia Tsunami disaster. She is a consultant to WHO and other international groups.

    Rita Parker,Principal Consultant, Strategic Advisory Services
    Rita Parker is Principal Consultant, ISSR with expertise in the areas of issues management, strategic advice, exercise management and corporate resilience. Rita has a well established background in national security including as Senior Policy Advisor in the former Office of Security and Intelligence Coordination. Rita was National Strategic Manager for the counterterrorism exercise, Mercury 05, she was expert advisor to the Department of Health and Ageing for its pandemic influenza exercise, Cumpston 06 and led the development of the aviation security capability framework for the Office of Transport Security. Ms Parker holds a Masters of Business Administration.

    Athol Yates, Executive Director, Australian Homeland Security Research Centre
    Athol Yates specialises in analysing policy and programs related to domestic national security, principally critical infrastructure protection, the protection of the built environment, and harnessing industry and research communities to enhance the security of Australia.

    His current research areas of interest include:

    • capability development in domestic security agencies and in a whole-of nation context
    • the nexus between security, business continuity, emergency management and safety
    • non-traditional threats – influenza pandemic, climate change and
    • whole-of government and whole-of nation coordination
    • critical infrastructure protection policy
    • mass gathering and precinct security policy
    • domestic national security arrangements and coordination
    • public-private partnerships in security
    • the role played by the private sector in enhancing national security
    • Athol’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering, GradDip Soviet Studies, and Masters of Public Policy. He is the editor of the National Security Practice Notes , and editor of the 3 volume pandemic influenza history series.

    His recent publications include:

    • National security capability development for non-traditional security threats
    • Labor’s Flagged National and Homeland Security Principles, Policies and Initiatives
    • 2007 E-Security Agenda
    • The Future of Private Security January 2007
    • Business survival and the influenza pandemic: Essential preparations for critical infrastructure & businesses
    • The beginning of the end for risk management?
    • Community involvement in national security: An essential but difficult task
    • He is also the author of the 180 page report Engineering a Safer Australia: Protecting Critical Infrastructure and the Built Environment , which is the only public report on Australia ‘s critical infrastructure protection efforts.

    Peter Khalil, former National Security Advisor, Leader of the Opposition (Kevin Rudd)
    Peter Khalil is currently a consultant with Hawker Britton and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies at Sydney University. Khalil joined the office of the Federal Labor leader Kevin Rudd as his foreign policy and national security adviser in February 2007 where he worked for Mr. Rudd as Opposition leader and as Prime Minister Khalil provided Foreign policy, Defence and National security advice and covered the portfolios of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Immigration, Veterans Affairs, Foreign aid, multicultural Affairs, Attorney General and national security/homeland security issues. In his role Khalil developed foreign, defence and national security policy positions and Australia’s International strategic objectives for the then Opposition and now current Government including official party policy positions.

    Khalil has also recently worked as the Senior Adviser International Relations, Intelligence and Operations to the Office of the Minister for Defence where he provided strategic advice to the Minister for Defence on all international relations including Afghanistan, Iraq, East Timor, Solomon Islands, the US relationship and all other global deployments. He was also responsible for the assessment and briefing to the Minister on all Intelligence from all Australian Intelligence agencies as well as on all global operational issues.

    Trevor J Thomas, Editor in Chief, Australian Defence Business Review
    Trevor J Thomas holds a degree in Economics from the Australian National University, and a post-Graduate Diploma in Business Practice from the Canberra University. Over the course of an extensive career in industry and trade policy consulting, Trevor has been accredited with AusIndustry to deliver business planning and export marketing services, and the Institute of Management Consultants as a Chartered Management Consultant (CMC).

    He began his career working for the United States Embassy in Canberra, developing economic and political assessments of Australian national and business affairs, and preparing briefs for the U.S. State Department in Washington. He subsequently joined the management team of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for monitoring Federal Government affairs and researching/developing Chamber business policy.

    In 1997 he consolidated a number of existing defence publications to create ‘Australian Defence Business Review’ (ADBR) magazine and the weekly DIAR.com e-Newsletter, which quickly established themselves as ‘essential reading’ for all those involved in defence policy/procurement decision making.

    ADBR magazine was further complimented in 2003 with ‘ADBR-Entrepreneur’ (ADBR-E), a monthly e-Newsletter looking in detail at the impact for business of reforms being progressed to the military capability definition and procurement infrastructure arising out of the Government’s adoption of the Kinnaird report.

    Trevor retains an active personal interest in the synthesis of development programs for Australian industry, and regularly contributes to public discussion of industry issues, drawing on his extensive practical experience in terms of the inter-relationship of Government economic, political and industry policies, and their application and effect on the affairs of the private sector.

    Sam Roggeveen, Editor, The Interpreter, Weblog of the Lowy Institute for International Policy
    Sam Roggeveen is a Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy and editor of the Institute’s blog, The Interpreter. Sam was a senior strategic analyst in Australia’s peak intelligence agency, the Office of National Assessments, where his work dealt mainly with nuclear strategy and arms control, ballistic-missile defence, North Asian strategic affairs and WMD terrorism. Sam also worked on arms control policy in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs, and as an intelligence analyst in the Defence Intelligence Organisation. He has written for various Australian publications on US and Australian politics, terrorism, international relations theory, ethics, soccer, cricket, PG Wodehouse and Michael Oakeshott.

    David George, Booz & Company
    David has over twenty years experience in national intelligence, public sector program management, policy and strategy analysis and development, ministerial speechwriting, and operational law enforcement / risk assessment.

    In parallel with Booz & Company’s extensive partnership with the US national security community, David George leads a range of consultancy services in support of Australian and New Zealand intelligence agencies and the wider national security and law enforcement communities.

    At Booz & Company, he is engaged with intelligence agencies at the national level. He has conducted wide-ranging reviews of Defence Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance for both the Australian and New Zealand Governments. He has managed Booz & Company’s Review of the National Crime Prevention Program for the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, and has provided consulting support to the Australian Bankers Association in the first wide-ranging review of critical infrastructure in the banking and finance sector. He contributes to the Defence debate on network-centric warfare, and has facilitated emergency management and national security strategy workshops involving Police agencies and other emergency services. David maintains Top Secret (Positive Vet) clearance with SCI accesses.

    In his Government service, David has led the Intelligence Analysis branch within a national intelligence agency, played key roles in shaping Australia’s national imagery intelligence program, and has been responsible for Agency-level strategic planning and strategic policy development. He served 4 years at Counsellor level in the Australian Embassy in Washington DC and has experience in high-level representation and liaison, international program management, and cross-portfolio strategic policy development. David has experience in national-level policy coordination, program review and evaluation, and significant exposure to the law enforcement, local government and community sectors. Prior to his national intelligence career David served seven years in the Australian Customs Service, in risk assessment, investigative, and enforcement roles.
    In addition to commendations and citations from both Australian and US intelligence agencies, David was the recipient of Australia’s highest award for outstanding achievement in national intelligence – the Australian Intelligence Community Medal – in 2003. His community activities include service as a Justice of the Peace since 1994 and as an elected member of the Council of the City of Salisbury, South Australia, 1985-87. David is a conversational speaker of Bahasa Indonesia.

    Dr. Caroline F. Ziemke, Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses, USA
    Caroline F. Ziemke is currently a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, a non-profit policy and technology think tank in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1979 and received a Ph.D. in Military History and Strategic Studies from the Ohio State University in 1989. She has worked in the Office of former US Senator Sam Nunn and at the RAND Corporation.

    For the past several years, Dr. Ziemke’s professional effort has focused on the development of a strategic personality taxonomy to help analysts and policymakers understand how historical and cultural factors shape the strategic conduct of states and groups in the modern world.

    Since 2002, she has worked to promote constructive intellectual engagement with researchers and religious leaders in the Muslim world. As part of this effort, she has organized a series of international conferences on issues related to terrorism and political violence in South and Southeast Asia, worked with leading Muslim organizations in the US to promote cooperation between the American Muslim community and government agencies in the war on terrorism. She has also written a series of studies related to improving US influence and countering radicalization of Muslim communities. She is currently involved in similar efforts to build counter-radicalization networks in Africa and Europe.

    Dr. Ziemke’s recent publications include “National Myth and the Strategic Personality of Iran: A Counter proliferation Perspective,” in Victor Utgoff, ed. The Coming Crisis: Nuclear Proliferation, US Interests, and World Order (MIT Press, 2000), Strategic Personality and the Effectiveness of Nuclear Deterrence (IDA Document D-2537, November 2000), and Strategic Personality and the Effectiveness of Nuclear Deterrence: Deterring Iraq and Iran (IDA Paper P-3658, September 2001); “Reading the Elephant: Building Cooperative Approaches to Countering the Global Terrorist Threat,” in The International Symposium on Non-Traditional Security: Challenges and Responses (Beijing: CIISS, June 2005); “Social Factors Contributing to Terrorism,” in Joseph McMillan, ed. In the Same Light as Slavery: Building a Global Antiterrorist Consensus (Washington, DC: National Defense University, January 2007); and Agents of Radicalization in the Non-Arab Muslim World (IDA Paper P-4038, May 2005).

    Dr Paul Barnes, Deputy Director of the Information Security Institute, Queensland University of Technology
    Dr Paul Barnes has undergraduate training in Environmental Science and a PhD in Risk and Organizational Analysis. His work covers analyses of resilience in critical infrastructure systems and socio-technical threats. He has completed projects across the public and private sectors including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies on trade security and counter-terrorism capacity building needs. Pre-academic experience includes: Manager, State Public Safety Unit (Queensland Fire & Rescue Authority); Corporate Risk Manager (Queensland Department of Primary Industries); and more recently, Director of Security Policy Development within the Defence Security Authority, Canberra.

    Professor Paul A. Watters, Director, Internet Commerce Security Laboratory, University of Ballarat
    Associate Professor Paul A. Watters is research director at the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory at the University. Paul is a best-selling author of numerous publications in information technology, and an active researcher in cybercrime, including phishing, steganography, biometrics and human factors. He was previously project manager for the Medical Research Council’s Data Access Project, and is a member of the IT-032 Biometrics and Identification Committee of Standards Australia.