The UWA Defence & Security Institute is delighted to invite you to join us for another ‘Perth Think & Drink’ networking event with special guest speaker Professor Peter Dean.
Professor Peter Dean is the Director of the Foreign Policy and Defence Program, United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and previously the inaugural Director of UWA’s Defence and Security Institute. Peter was the principal author of the DSR for the Independent Leads, Professor the Honourable His Excellency Stephen Smith and Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston, AK, AFC, and he will be joining us in Perth to provide a nuanced insider’s view of the thought behind the making of the Australian government’s recent strategic document.
Peter will help to unpack the Defence Strategic Review and explain why it matters to Australia in a highly contested era. He will also discuss the ways in which the DSR can help to better shape Defence and the Australian Defence Force for our current and future strategic circumstances. Peter will also provide his insights on the next steps following on from the Review, including issues of strategic importance to Western Australia and the independent analysis of Navy’s surface combatant fleet capability due in September.
Matt Moran, Head of Strategy and Government Relations, Luerssen Australia, will join Peter to moderate this discussion.
The Think and Drink Networking events run across Australia, and are community-based to encourage discussion and debate in a casual and relaxed atmosphere for anyone that has an interest in defence and security.
We look forward to welcoming you then.
Professor Gia Parish
Director, UWA Defence & Security Institute