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Kosta is a researcher and practitioner with years of experience in preventing/countering violent extremism in policy, research and grassroots program development roles.

Most notably, he was the Chief Program Director of People against Violent Extremism (PaVE), Australia's first bespoke countering violent extremism non-government organisation founded by the Hon. Dr Anne Aly MP in 2013.

Kosta works with a broad range of public and private organisations to create a greater community consciousness around the myriad of factors that contribute to violent extremism in Australia and abroad.

Concurrently, Kosta is completing his Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies through the University of Sydney and is a Sessional Teacher at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Notre Dame Australia.


  • 2017–present
    Tutor, University of Notre Dame Australia


  • 2019 
    University of Sydney, Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • 2008 
    University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Laws / Arts