The Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW hosts major International Dialogues every two years, examining areas of emerging strategic interest.
Wednesday 27 May 2015, 3rd International Defence and Security Dialogue
2013 Dialogue: "Australia’s Immediate Neighbourhood: The Strategic Outlook and its Defence and Security Implications"
Professor Richard HERR, OAM. Honorary Director, Centre for International and Regional Affairs, University of Fiji.
Professor Damien KINGSBURY. Director, Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights, Deakin University.
Dr Ronald MAY. Emeritus Fellow, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Programme, Australian National University.
Major-General Sitiveni RABUKA, CF, OBE, OStJ (Ret’d). Former Prime Minister of Fiji and Chairman of the Great Council of Chiefs.
Mr John McKINNON. Former Secretary of Defence, New Zealand.
Ms Jenny HAYWARD-JONES. Director, Melanesia Programme, Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Mr Michael SHOEBRIDGE. First Assistant Secretary Strategic Policy, Department of Defence, Australia.
Dr Alan RYAN. Executive Director, Australian Civil-Military Centre.
Rear Admiral Tim BARRETT, AM, CSC, RAN. Commander, Australian Fleet, and Vice-Patron of the Institute.
2011 Dialogue: "The Global Strategic Outlook - South-Asian and Australian Perspectives"
Vice-Admiral A. K. SINGH, PVSM, AVSM, NM (Ret’d). Former Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, India; and an internationally-respected strategic analyst and commentator.
Mr Hamish McDONALD. Asia-Pacific Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald.
Mr Andrew SHEARER. Director of Studies and Senior Research Fellow, Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Dr Rod LYON. Programme Director – Strategy and International, Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Professor Ross BABBAGE, AM. Founder, The Kokoda Foundation.
Professor Peter LEAHY, AC. Foundation Director, National Security Institute, University of Canberra
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