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Dr Julia Rushchenko

Consultant in Violent Extremism at UNODC 
Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of West London 

Dr Rushchenko teaches Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime at the University of West London. Besides her academic experience, she also has a track record of working with the think tanks and international organisations, including the United Nations, on combating extremism and social cohesion. She is currently a Consultant at the United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and a Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College (NDC). Julia holds a PhD in Criminology and speaks Spanish, Arabic, Ukrainian, Russian, Italian, and other languages. 

Shaun Greenough

Domestic and International Operations Manager, The Unity Initiative
Shaun Greenough has been in UK Policing for over 36 years having joined in1983 and is recognised as one of the most experienced former Operational Counter Terrorism Police Officers in the UK. He has worked multiple high level operations that have saved hundreds of lives. This has included the Transatlantic Bomb plot, one of the biggest Al-Qaeda plots to have ever been foiled.

Mubin Shaikh

Professor, School of Public Safety - Seneca College & NGO Counter Extremism Specialist
Mubin Shaikh is a former supporter of the global Jihadist culture who became an undercover operative for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET).

Jesse Morton

Former Jihadi Extremist & Executive Officer, Parallel Networks
Jesse Morton was once a prominent jihadi extremist and founded Revolution Muslim, a New York City-based recruiter group active in the noughties. After serving a prison sentence for terrorist activity, he assumed his current role as executive director at Parallel Networks, a US-based non-profit dedicated to combating violent extremism.

Dr. Angela Misra

Deputy Chief Executive and Co-Founder of The Unity Initiative
Dr. Angela Misra is the deputy chief executive and co-founder of The Unity Initiative (TUI), a specialist intervention consultancy based in the UK that focuses on rehabilitating individuals convicted of terrorist offences; training prison, probation, and police staff; tackling absolutist mindsets in the wider community; and advising governments on countering-extremism strategies.

Liam Duffy

Advisor, Counter Extremism Project
Liam Duffy is a strategic advisor for the Counter Extremism Project based in the United Kingdom. Liam previously delivered the British government's Prevent Strategy – the prevention strand of the overall Counter-Terrorism policy – in London, and was Director of SINCE 9/11, a UK educational charity teaching about the September 11th terror attacks and their impact.

*Speakers are subject to possible change – please come back regularly for updates