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West Point expert at Curtin to talk on Counter-Terrorism

Media release


24 July 2008

Responses to Extremist Ideology in the South East Asian Context
by Mr Christopher Heffelfinger
10.30 am – 12 noon
Monday 28 July 2008
Building 312 – Geology Seminar Room 222
Curtin University of Technology Bentley Campus

A Research Forum presented by the Centre for Advanced Studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific (CASAAP) in collaboration with Future Directions International

Visiting researcher Mr Christopher Heffelfinger will focus on contemporary terrorism and counter-terrorism in relation to extremist and militant ideology in South East Asia at Curtin University of Technology on Monday 28 July 2008.

Mr Heffelfinger will present the Research Forum titled Responses to Extremist Ideology in the South East Asian Context to be held from 10.30am to 12 noon in Building 312 – Geology Seminar Room 222.

Mr Heffelfinger is a researcher and consultant for the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Over the past three years he has contributed to the Militant Ideology Atlas, the CTC Harmony Project, and the continuing CTC-FBI education collaborative. He has also served as an FBI Fellow for CTC.

Prior to 2005, Mr Heffelfinger was Publications Coordinator at the Jamestown Foundation, 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.

People interested in attending this event please contact Dr Sue Summers on 08 9266 3234 and email

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Modified: 24 July 2008