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Monday Club Lunch with Prof Clive Williams MG "The morphing of Islamic State"

You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker

Professor Clive Williams MG

speaking on

"The morphing of Islamic State"


The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) achieved early successes in Syria and Iraq in 2013/2014, culminating in the surprise capture of one of Iraq's largest and best defended cities, Mosul, in June 2014. Since then, the US and Russian-led coalitions have turned the tide against IS, and it has now lost all of its "caliphate" cities and towns in Iraq and Syria.

Where does this leave the group? Will it regenerate in rural Iraq and Syria, develop new "caliphates" elsewhere, concentrate on having a virtual online caliphate - and/or  encourage its sympathisers to mount more deadly attacks on its Western enemies, including Australians?

While the world has been distracted by the threat from IS, al-Qaeda has been biding its time and waiting to displace IS as the leader of extremist Sunni Islam. Many of its followers are hoping for a brighter future under the dynamic leadership of Osama bin Laden's 27-year-old son, Hamza.


Date: Monday 4 December 2017

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm

Sydney Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee

Dress: Business Attire

Professor Clive Williams MG is an honorary professor at the ANU and an adjunct professor at ADFA. He has a career background in the Australian Army Intelligence Corps and Defence Intelligence. Since leaving Defence in 2002 he has been running courses and Masters units on terrorism, counterterrorism and protective security in Australia and internationally.

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HCA Thanksgiving Dinner
Later Event: December 5
HCA ACT Chapter Christmas Drinks