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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. I am pleased to invite you to join me at the 2015 UWA Staff Festive Season Celebration on Friday 11 December, from 3pm at The University Club. This is a great chance to celebrate with colleagues, and to mark the end of another busy year. While we have faced many challenges, we have also achieved a tremendous amount together. I want to thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

To RSVP, click on UWA Festive Party – Confirmation of Attendance and type your name in the subject line by 3 December. We’ll also be supporting some great charities.

You should also soon receive an invitation to the Vice-Chancellor’s End of Year Address, a new initiative for UWA, in which I will review the past year and outline our direction for the year ahead. I hope you will be able to join me.

Professor Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Forward Focus

Samina Yasmeen: Researching Radicalisation

With Paris’s night of terror dominating news headlines, UWA radicalisation expert Professor Samina Yasmeen has called for a renewed focus on local research into the process of radicalisation that leads young men and women to choose jihad and death.

Professor Samina Yaseen
Director of UWA’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies

But while women may be drawn to groups such as ISIS either as jihad brides or soldiers, women can also play a key role in helping to de-radicalise young Australians tempted to join such groups.

– Samina Yasmeen

Professor Yasmeen, Director of UWA’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies, will address an international conference on Radicalisation & Islamophobia in Sydney at the end of this month. She will tell that encouraging women to tackle home-grown extremism is one of many strategies UWA researchers are exploring.

Read more about Samina and radicalisation

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