UWA Defence and Security Institute Public Event

This  public event focused on investigating the future of the U.S.-Australian Alliance under the new Biden Administration.  Australia’s relationship with the United States remains one of our most important strategic partnerships across defence, security, geopolitics, energy, environment, trade and investment.  This year, 2021, marks the 70th Anniversary of the ANZUS alliance, signed in San Francisco in 1951. Over the last 70 years the United States–Australia strategic partnership has proven to be remarkably adaptive. It has been able to respond to different geostrategic…

UWA Defence and Security Institute Launch

Official Launch of the UWA Defence and Security Institute with Mr Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence, and special guest speakers The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia and professor Amit Chakma, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM597lKym30

Defence and Strategy Forum Launch

The Program aims to bring new insights to Australian Defence and Security issues, with a particular focus on harnessing our local and regional Indo-Pacific expertise. The UWA Defence and Security Program will host a quarterly Defence and Strategy Forum. This invitation-only event will focus on bringing together key players in state government, defence industry and academia for a strategic conversation.

Perth Think & Drink with the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia

Think and Drink is a community based network to encourage discussion and debate in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. This initiative has been running for a number of years in the A.C.T. and recently kicked off in Adelaide with a talk by Professor Joanne Wallis. Topics of discussion for these groups have ranged from leadership, to harnessing national power; from defence industry to joint HQ structural reform; from fuel security to the U.S. elections. The program is designed to provide an accessible and social way to engage with professional development. Governor Beazley addressed the guests with…

UWA Defence and Security Program Inaugural Event

This UWA Defence and Security Program inaugural event focused on unpacking the nuances and detail of the 2020 Australian Defence Strategic Update and Force Structure Review and will discuss Indo-Pacific maritime security issues, Defence Industry, and regional perspectives of Australia’s new Strategy. Announced by the Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Linda Reynolds, during her speech to the Perth USAsia Centre event at The University of Western Australia on July 6, the UWA Defence and Security Program, led by its Director Professor Peter Dean, is a UWA initiative supported…