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ANU  College of Law presents


Hypothetical: A tale of terrorism


ANU Alumni Weekend



21st March 2020
1.30 pm - 3.00 pm


Australian Centre on China in the World, Building 188, Fellows Lane, Acton ACT 2601


Professor John Blaxland, Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza, Jacinta Carroll, and Mark Kenny



The 2001 September 11 attacks hurled terrorism into the global mainstream media where it has remained for nearly 20 years. Since then, Australia’s counter-terrorism narrative has developed, carving out a new national security landscape. Today, Australia’s domestic terrorist threat level is set as PROBABLE.

How has the Australian Government prepared us to deal with this threat and what have we given up to get here?

Join our expert panellists as they confront a hypothetical domestic terrorist attack and explore the possible ramifications, anticipated reactions and the likely effects on the future of our society.

The hypothetical will be moderated by Mark Kenny, a Senior Fellow at the Australian Studies Institute and Director of the National Press Club of Australia.


Professor John Blaxland is Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies. He was recently appointed Official Historian of the Australian Signals Directorate and commissioned to write a two-volume history of ASD.

Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza is a senior lecturer at the ANU College of Law working in the field of Australian Public Law.

Jacinta Carroll joined the National Security College as the Director, National Security Policy, in August 2017. She is a member of NSC’s Futures Council and works across the NSC’s professional development, policy and academic programs.

Mark Kenny (moderator) came to the Australian National University after a high-profile journalistic career culminating in 6 years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times.

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