Dr. John Hardy is Assistant Professor of Homeland Security at
Rabdan Academy. He was previously Director of Security Studies
at Macquarie University in Sydney and a Research Fellow at the
Australian National Security College (NSC). He has extensive
experience in delivering professional development training for
governments around the world, specializing in national security,
intelligence, counterterrorism and law enforcement.
His current research interests focus on practical national security
policy issues, such as the application of narrative analysis to
extremist propaganda, mechanisms of coercive power in unequal
political contests, and the use of emerging technologies to enhance
security intelligence operations. Dr. Hardy’s research also focuses
on network analysis, strategic intelligence methodology and military
intelligence in unconventional warfare.
Dr. Hardy earned a bachelor of arts from Griffith University in
2008, a master of policing, intelligence and counter terrorism
from Macquarie University in 2009 and a master of international
security studies from Macquarie University in 2009. He earned a
doctorate in philosophy from the Australian National University
in 2015. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and has been
published in several international journals.

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