The Price Of Freedom

Moderator: Allan Behm • Kylie Moore-Gilbert, Kristy Campion and Tim Ayliffe

10.00 AM – 11.00 AM
Members' Dining Room
Museum of Australian Democracy

Our panel probes the rise of global right-wing extremism and the personal, brutal experience of terrorism.



Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a scholar of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Kylie speaks several Middle Eastern languages and has spent significant periods travelling and conducting academic research in the region. She was falsely charged with espionage and imprisoned in Iran from September 2018 to November 2020 before being released in a prisoner exchange deal negotiated by the Australian government. This is the subject of her book, The Uncaged Sky: My 804 Days in an Iranian Prison.



Dr Kristy Campion is Australia's leading expert on right-wing extremism and terrorism. She is a lecturer in Terrorism Studies in the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security at Charles Sturt University. She has advised government in Australia and New Zealand, been an invited speaker at security seminars, and delivered high-level training to federal and state authorities.



A journalist for more than 20 years, Tim is the managing editor of television and video for ABC News. He has travelled widely and worked in London for British Sky News. A few years ago, he turned his hand to writing global crime thrillers featuring former foreign correspondent John Bailey. He is the author of The Greater Good, State of Fear and The Enemy Within.



Allan Behm directs International and Security Affairs at The Australia Institute in Canberra. He specialises in political and security risk evaluation, policy analysis and development, and negotiating the policy/politics interface. He has a substantial publishing record, including No, Minister, which is a ‘go to’ text on leadership, political management, policy development and reform. His most recent book is No Enemies No Friends: Restoring Australia’s Global Relevance.