Registrations for the AVERT Symposium open now!

The AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network is a multidisciplinary research initiative based at Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) in Melbourne, Australia. The Network brings together an experienced group of highly engaged and critically informed social science, humanities and multidisciplinary research academics together with community and government partners who believe in conducting meaningful and robust research for the public good.

AVERT is hosting a Research Symposium, 'Edgework: The politics and ethics of conducting research on violent extremism and terrorism' on 3-4 September 2018 at the Deakin University Burwood campus. 

The Symposium will feature panels and plenary sessions, as well as the launch of Dr Matteo Vergani's new book 'How is Terrorism Changing Us?' and a masterclass on 'Contemporary issues and trends in online violent extremism research' by Professor Maura Conway, Coordinator of the EU VOX-Pol Network of Excellence. Professor Conway will provide the keynote address on Day 1, while Professor Seaumas Miller of ANU/Charles Sturt University/University of Oxford will be the keynote plenary speaker on Day 2. 

All these events, including the Masterclass, are free of charge, but you must register to attend. The Masterclass has a limit of 20 people (first come, first served), so please don’t delay signing up for this!

The full Symposium program is now online at, with links here to Eventbrite registration both for the Symposium and the Masterclass with Professor Maura Conway.

Please register for the Symposium and/or the Masterclass and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch at