Nuri Widiastuti Veronika is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University’s Gender, Peace and Security (Monash GPS) and recipient of Indonesian Government Endowment Fund for Education Scholarship (LPDP). Her doctoral research investigates gender-responsive policies in addressing various subsets of women involved in terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism. Nuri’s areas of interest lie in international relations theories, feminist security study, women and terrorism, preventing/countering violent extremism, public policy and governance, maritime security, as well as defence and security policy especially in Indonesia and South East Asia context.
Nuri served as a government officer at The Coordinating Ministry for Political Legal and Security Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia for the past 12 years since 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Gadjah Mada University, Master of Science in International Relations from University of Indonesia and Master of Defence Management from Indonesian Defence University affiliated with Cranfield University United Kingdom. She received Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Funds from Tokyo Foundation Japan in 2012 for her thesis on South China Sea conflict. She was also a recipient of Australia Awards Short Term Awards on the Disengagement and Rehabilitation of Former Terrorists in 2019.