Lecturer, Terrorism and Security Studies; Program Manager, Masters of Terrorism and Security Studies, Charles Sturt University

Levi is currently a PhD student at the Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University where he is completing doctoral research into the impact of technology on insurgency, via a case study analysis of Al-Qaeda, the Sinaloa Cartel, and Anonymous.

Levi has an extensive background in national security focused academia, with a focus on non-State violence and terrorism. He has lectured, studied and worked in Australia and overseas.

He has also lectured at the National Security College at the ANU; as part of ANU Military Studies program at the Australian Command and Staff College at the Australian Defence College; at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation in Indonesia; and is a Visiting Fellow in Terrorism and Counter Terrorism at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, India in 2013.

Levi has traveled and worked in Israel, and Palestine. He previously worked as a researcher at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington DC where he undertook research on the impact of non-state actors on traditional conceptualisations of deterrence, especially in relation to the US Missile Defence program. This was part of a year-long exchange program wherein Levi lived and worked in the United States.

Levi has lectured on a number of different topics to a range of government and non-government audiences both in Australia and overseas, including law enforcement, intelligence, military and business audience.

Levi recently contributed, along with Dr. Adam Henschke, a Research Fellow at the national Security College at ANU, and Mr. S. Brandt Ford of the AGSPS, to Cybersecurity: Mapping the Ethical Terrain, published by the National Security College at the Australian National University. The paper is available here: http://nsc.anu.edu.au/documents/ocassional-paper-6-cyber-ethics.pdf

Research Interests

Terrorism and insurgency
Diversity and evolution of violent non-State actors
Use of technology by non-State actors
Transnational crime and illicit finance
State responses to non-State violence
Cyber security, particularly as it pertains to non-state actors

Qualifications

PhD candidate, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU;
Graduate Certificate of National Security Policy, National Security College, ANU;
Masters of Policing, Intelligence, and Counterterrorism, Macquarie University;
Masters of International Security Studies, Macquarie University;
Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Studies), Southern Cross University

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Terrorism and Security Studies, Charles Sturt University

Education

  • 2011 
    ANU, Grad Cert National Security Policy