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An integrated approach to Islamic State recruitment

Speakers: Mr Charlie Winter, Mr Alistair MacGibbbon, Ms Samantha Yorke and Ms Jacinta Carroll

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute invites you to attend a panel discussion and the launch of; 

Special Report: An integrated approach to Islamic State recruitment. By Charlie Winter 

Today, jihadism is at once more globalised and closer to home than ever before. In seeking to explore how Islamic State has been able to attract tens of thousands of fighters from as many as 86 states across the world, the media limelight has shone brightly on stories like that of Australian Jake Bilardi, but nuanced understanding of recruitment is routinely sacrificed.

The author, Charlie Winter, is a Senior Research Associate at Georgia State University’s Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative, where his research focuses on transnational jihadist movements and insurgency. As well as managing a Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative Project, ‘Preventing the next generation: mapping the pathways of child mobilization into violent extremist organizations’, he is quantitatively and qualitatively assessing Islamic State’s outreach strategy, and specialising in the sourcing, translation, and analysis of Arabic-language documents circulated online by jihadists.

Panel Members:

  • Mr Alastair MacGibbon - Children’s e-Safety Commissioner
  • Ms Samantha Yorke – Public Policy and Government Relations, Google
  • Ms Jacinta Carroll - Head, Counter Terrorism Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Topics for discussion:

  • ISIS recruitment and tactics.
  • How technology companies such as Google are countering the threat of ISIS recruitment.
  • How Australia is dealing with ISIS recruitment and radicalisation.



  • 1730-1830 Report launch and panel discussion
  • 1830-1930 Canapé and beverage reception

RSVP: by Friday, 20th May 2016 including any dietary requirements

For more information please contact;
Karen Edwards, ASPI Events Manager:
E: [email protected] P: 02 6270 5151


Renee Jones, ASPI Assistant Events Manager:
E: [email protected] P: 02 6270 5149