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Q Society of Australia Inc in association with SkipnGirl Productions presents
Jihad Resurgent: Islamic Challenge, Western Response
Clare Lopez Australia Tour 2014

Perth 31 August :: Melbourne 2 September :: Sydney 5 September :: Brisbane 7 September 2014



Clare M. Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy and a Senior Fellow at The Clarion Project, the London Center for Policy Research, and the Canadian Meighen Institute.

Also Vice President of the Intelligence Summit, she formerly was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has served for a variety of defense firms.

She is deputy director of the U.S. Counterterrorism Advisory Team for the Military Department of the South Carolina National Guard and serves as a member of the Boards of Advisors/Directors for the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, the Clarion Project, the United West, and the Voice of the Copts. She has been a Visiting Researcher and guest lecturer on counterterrorism, national defense, and international relations at Georgetown University. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East. She is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, The Rise of the Iran Lobby and co-author/editor of the Center’s Team B II study, “Shariah: The Threat to America”.

Ms. Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame College of Ohio and an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before declining a military commission to join the CIA.

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Learn, discuss and network with this leading expert on Jihad and Islam. Claire will be joined by the following Australian experts:


Bernard Gaynor in Perth and Brisbane
"The Australian Defence Forces and Islam: Rules of Engagement to die for?"

Bernard Gaynor is a Queenslander with a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture. Bernard served in the ADF from 1997 to 2014, reaching the rank of major. Graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 2002 he first became an engineering officer before working in intelligence. He was deployed to Iraq on three occasions - the second time as an embedded officer with the US intelligence headquarters in Iraq. He received the US meritorious services medal and briefed leading generals in Iraq. Bernard has also served in Afghanistan and studied Arabic for 12 months at the army's school of languages. He is critical of modern thinking and quick to defend Australia's way of life.

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Dr Mark Durie in Melbourne
"Three Choices and the Bitter Harvest of Denial: How Western denial about Islam has fuelled Genocide in the Middle East."

Dr Mark Durie is a theologian, human rights activist, Anglican pastor, an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and Adjunct Research Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology. He has published many articles and books on the language and culture of the Acehnese, Christian-Muslim relations and religious freedom. A graduate of the Australian National University and the Australian College of Theology, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Leiden, MIT, UCLA and Stanford, and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1992.

    Event Dates and Time
  • Perth on Sunday 31 August 14:30 for 15:00 start
  • Melbourne Tuesday 2 Sept.  18:30 for 19:00 start
  • Sydney Friday 5 September 18:30 for 19:00 start
  • Brisbane on Sunday 7 Sept. 14:30 for 15:00 start

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Michael Smith in Sydney
Australia - Where Too Much Democracy Was Not Enough.

Michael Smith was born and raised in Sydney and is now a well-known political and corporate analyst and publisher. He was a top-rating radio host on Brisbane's 4BC and Sydney's 2UE stations. Prior to his career in the media, Michael served in the Australian Defence Forces for eight years before joining the Victoria Police.

He worked as GM for Telstra's global satellite operations including Inmarsat. Michael spent time working in Indonesia and lived there through the crisis in the mid-90s. He won numerous citations and awards and has published more than 5,000 articles, lately through his blog michaelsmithnews.com

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Clare M Lopez
Clare M Lopez

    Event Dates and Time
  • Perth on Sunday 31 August 14:30 for 15:00 start
  • Melbourne Tuesday 2 Sept.  18:30 for 19:00 start
  • Sydney Friday 5 September 18:30 for 19:00 start
  • Brisbane on Sunday 7 Sept. 14:30 for 15:00 start

Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor

Dr Mark Durie

Dr Mark Durie

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

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Q Society is a national grassroots organisation run exclusively by volunteers since 2010. Members and supporters are concerned about the socio-political problems associated with the rise of Islamic sharia law in Australia; as well as religiously-motivated human rights abuses against women and indigenous religious minorities in OIC member countries. We seek to inform and lobby for a free and open discussion about the socio-political impact of political Islam in Australia. Q Society opposes the Islamisation of our society as well as attempts to silence critical debate under the pretence of multicultural tolerance and political correctness. We reject racism and multiculturalism and stand for an integrated multi-ethnic society.

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