Ms Dara Conduit



Casual Research Assistant


Faculty of Arts and Education


Alfred Deakin Institute


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Dara Conduit is a researcher at Deakin University and a PhD candidate at Monash University working on the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s role in the Syrian uprising. Ms. Conduit co-convenes the Australian Terrorism & Political Violence Research Network and has provided advice on foreign fighters and human rights to the UN OHCHR’s Working Group on Mercenaries. In 2015, she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. She also holds a M. Litt in Middle East and Central Asian Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews.

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Australian Terrorism and Political Violence Research Network

British Society for Middle East Studies (BRISMES)

Syrian Studies Association

Australian Political Studies Association (APSA)


Conduit, D. (2016) ‘Violence and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood,’ BRISMES Annual Conference, 13-15 July, University of Wales Trinity St David, Lampeter, UK.

Conduit, D. (2015) ‘The Human Rights Impact of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq,’ United Nations OHCHR Working Group on Mercenaries, New York, USA.

Conduit, D. (2015) ‘Democracy and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood: Reconciling a Checkered Past with the Present,’ Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, 28 September, Cambridge, UK.

Conduit, D (2015) ‘Did history repeat itself in Syria? Comparing the roots of discontent in the 1980-82 and 2011 uprisings,’ BRISMES Annual Conference, 24-26 June, London School of Economics, London, UK.

Conduit, D. (2015) ‘The patterns of Syrian uprising: Comparing Hama in 1982 and Homs in 2011,’ Cultures of Freedom and Contending Visions of Justice and Governance: Voices from the Arab and Muslim Worlds conference, 9-11 April, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Rich, B. & Conduit, D. (2014) ‘The Impact of Jihadist Foreign Fighters on Secular-Nationalist Causes: the cases of Chechnya and Syria,’ Oceanic Conference on International Studies, 10 July, Melbourne, Australia.


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Rouhani’s first two years in office : opportunities and risks in contemporary Iran

Prof Shahram Akbarzadeh, Ms Dara Conduit

(2016), pp. 1-15, Iran in the world : president Rouhani' s foreign policy, Basingstoke, Eng., B1