Dr Hussein Tahiri is a well-known public commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, and his contributions in this sphere are regularly published in local and international media. 

He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Melbourne (2001) and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Politics) from La Trobe University (1995).

Dr Hussein Tahiri arrived in Australia as a refugee in 1989 and has worked in a variety of different areas. They include housing officer, research officer, community development worker, settlement planning officer, project manager, research analyst and lecturer.

Publications and research

Books

Babacan, A. & Tahiri, H., Editors, (2011), Counter Terrorism and Social Cohesion, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK.

Tahiri, H (2007), The Structure of Kurdish Society and the Struggle for a Kurdish State, Mazda Publishers, Costa Mesa, USA.

Book chapters

Tahiri, H. (2012) "˜The Nostalgic Republic: the Kurdish Republic of 1946 and its affect on Kurdish identity and nation-building in Iran', in Ofra Bengio (ed.), Identity Formation and Nation-Building among the Kurds, forthcoming.

Tahiri, H. (2011) "˜Countering terrorism through community engagement', in Alperhan Babacan and Hussein Tahiri (eds.), Counter-Terrorism and Social Cohesion, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, New Castle, U.K., 117-133.

Tahiri, H. and Babacan, A. (2011) "Searching for Alternative Solutions"￾, in Alperhan Babacan and Hussein Tahiri (eds.), Counter-Terrorism and Social Cohesion, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK., 135-139.

Babacan A. & Tahiri, H. (2011) "˜Mapping the Link between Counter Terrorism and Social Cohesion' in Alperhan Babacan and Hussein Tahiri (eds.), Counter-Terrorism and Social Cohesion, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK., 1-6.

Refereed journal articles

Tahiri, H. (2009) "Dialogue: the Kurdish question in the Middle East"￾, Journal of Globalisation for the Common Good, Spring Issue

Research reports and other publications

Professor Michele Grossman (Victoria University) and Dr. Hussein Tahiri, Harnessing Resilience Capital: an investigation of resilience and cultural diversity in countering violent extremism, forthcoming December 2013.

Professor Michele Grossman (Victoria University) and Dr. Hussein Tahiri (2012).  Community and Radicalisation "" An examination of perceptions, ideas, beliefs and solutions throughout Australia.

Recent media contributions

Tahiri, H. "˜US withdrawal from Iraq may trigger revival of internal conflicts', The Age, December 21, 2011.

Tahiri, H. "˜Arab spring may prove a dawn of false hope', The Age, September 14, 2011

Tahiri, H. "˜Instant democracy a big ask after centuries of theocracy', The Age, March 18, 2011.

Tahiri, H. "˜Divided Afghans will never accept one master', The Age, October 22, 2010.

Tahiri, H. "˜An attack on Iran would be a blessing for the regime', The Age, February 2, 2010.