Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

Events

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 19:00 - 21:30
    • RUSI Hall Victoria Barracks Brisbane



    RUSIQ
    Military Modelling Special Interest Group
    “Diorama Unveiling”, and End of Year Function

    Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 1900hrs,
    RUSI Hall, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane

    We are about to unveil our third diorama. If you didn’t make it into the Hall to see the first two, you will only be able to see the “Beersheba” diorama in photographs (they are on the “Qld” section of the RUSI National website)
    As with both previous occasions, we will not be revealing the title, or theme of the new diorama until it is unveiled!

    We can disclose that it is also a WWI, Arabian Campaign Diorama.

    In addition to the unveiling, we will also be discussing some additional events for 2018, and our proposed “Education” programme

    To register to attend this function, please phone Mr Bob Hume on 0409 49 82 11, or email to rwghume@bigpond.com, by close of business Monday, 27 November 2017

    Registration is essential for Security and Catering purposes

    Access to Victoria Barracks requires that all attendees be registered for the lecture and to have their names checked off a list at the entrance to RUSI Hall. Names will also be registered with Base Security
    The cost is $10.00 for RUSI Members; and $15.00 for non-members (which includes supper)
    Please note: Change of Date; Altered RSVP arrangements.

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 - 14:00
    • RSL HQ ANZAC House 4 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria

     

    Royal United Services Institute of Victoria

    Lunchtime Address

    Thursday 30th November at 1230

    ANZAC House, 4 Collins St, Melbourne

    Dr David Hundt

    Likely changes in US defense posture in the Asia/Pacific resulting from the appointment of President Trump

    David Hundt is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University, Melbourne. His research interests are international relations, politics and political economy in the Asia–Pacific region, with a particular focus on Korea. He attained a PhD from the University of Queensland in 2005, and began working at Deakin University in 2007. David has published on topics such as the politics of economic development in South Korea, immigration in the ROK, and the evolution of South Korea's foreign policy. He has been an associate editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science during the journal's time at Deakin, and he is also the regional editor (Korea) for Asian Studies Review.

     

    NOTE: The talk will be preceded by the RUSI VIC Annual General Meeting at 1200hrs.

    Coffee and Tea from 11.30 am., sandwiches after.

    Entrance fee: $10 

    For setup and catering reasons please advise the Office of your attendance,

    preferably by email to secretary@rusivic.org.au or phone 9282 5918 by COB Monday 27th Nov.

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 17:00 - 19:00
    • Officers Mess, Australian Defence Force Academy, Campbell
    Register

    The Council of USI of the ACT is pleased to announce the Institute's Annual Christmas Drinks, to be held at the Officers Mess of the Australian Defence Force Academy from 1700-1900 hours on Thursday 30 November 2017.

    This event provides an opportunity for members and guests to network in a relaxed social setting while marking the close of a successful 2017 program and looking forward to an exciting 2018.

    Tickets are once again just $10 per head.  This price includes snacks and drinks.

    Registration is now open.

    Do come along and mark the end of another great USI year!

    Directions to the ADFA officers mess can be found here and a map here.

Past events

22 Nov 2017 ACT: 2017 ACT Blamey Oration: Stan McChrystal: Leading in Uncertainty
15 Nov 2017 QLD: Lunch Time Lecture - Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM - "Today's Fire and Emergency Services in QLD" - "Undder One banner a Last"
14 Nov 2017 QLD: Evening Lecture - "Railways in World War One" "One part in a much longer Australsian military railways journey."
06 Nov 2017 SA: November Luncheon Speaker - Phil Palmer, SA Secretary of the Ambulance Employees Association - "What it is to be a paramedic (Ambo) in South Australia, the challenges and rewards."
31 Oct 2017 QLD: Evening Lecture - "The Charge at Beersheba and its Context" - Presenter Capt Adele Catts
26 Oct 2017 ACT: Dr Tony Murney: Police Development Challenges in Afghanistan and Somalia: A Personal Perspective
18 Oct 2017 QLD: Captain Adele Catts - "The Australian Light Horse in WW I"
10 Oct 2017 QLD: "Say Farewell to the Beersheba Diorama" - Military Modelling Special Interest Group
09 Oct 2017 SA: October Luncheon Speaker - Senator Cory Bernardi, Senator for South Australia - "A Conservative's View of Defence."
05 Oct 2017 ACT: Dr Alan Ryan: The Australian Civil-Military Centre
21 Sep 2017 ACT: 2017 Annual Members' Dinner: Ms Kathryn Campbell CSC, Secretary of the Department of Human Services: Securing our systems and data
13 Sep 2017 QLD: CAPT David L O Hayward (Retd) - " The Sovereignty Dispute in the South China Sea, Economic Considerations for the Military & Economic Security of Australia"
07 Sep 2017 ACT: 2017 Annual General Meeting
05 Sep 2017 QLD: Diane Melloy - " The Boys of Brisbane Grammar School, Soldiers of the Queen and the King, to the Boer War and to the Great War."
04 Sep 2017 SA: September Luncheon Speaker - Dr Romain Fathi " A different perspective on the First World War: The Frence Experience."
23 Aug 2017 QLD: MAJ Matthew Marcinkewycz - The Modern IED Threat
22 Aug 2017 ACT: Conference: The Law of the Sea in the Asia Pacific Region: Opportunities, Threats and Challenges
10 Aug 2017 ACT: Hon Dan Tehan MP: Cyber Security
07 Aug 2017 SA: August Luncheon
01 Aug 2017 QLD: 2017 LTCOL Rick Maher: "Gallantry -v- Leadership"
13 Jul 2017 ACT: Mr Scott Dewar, First Assistant Secretary International Policy, Department of Defence
03 Jul 2017 SA: Luncheon Speaker July - Imam Mohammed Tawhidi - "The Danger to Australia posed by Muslim Extremists"
29 Jun 2017 ACT: Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC, Chief of Air Force: The Royal Australian Air Force: The Next Three Years
05 Jun 2017 ACT: Major General Kath Toohey CSC, Head Land Capability: Looking Ahead: the Australian Army out to 2025
05 Jun 2017 SA: June Luncheon Speaker : Chen Yonglin, Former Chinese Diplomat : "Exposing the Chinese threat to Australia's Sovereignty"
11 May 2017 ACT: Commissioner Andrew Colvin, APM, OAM: Australian Federal Police Operations in the Near Region
05 May 2017 WA: Invitation to Notre Dame Book Launch - "1915: Australians at War and on the Home Front" Edited by Daniel Baldino and Mike Brennan
03 May 2017 ACT: Seminar on German Maritime Security and Operational Thinking: Prof Dr Michael Epkenhans & COL Dr Gerhard Gross
01 May 2017 SA: Senator Nick Xenophon - Luncheon Speaker 1 May 2017 “Addressing the Adequacy of Australia’s Defence & Security Systems” -
01 May 2017 SA: LATE NEWS - INVITATION to LUNCHEON with Senator Nick Xenophon Senator for South Australia and Martin Hamilton-Smith MP JP - South Australian Minister for Defence Industries
06 Apr 2017 ACT: Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy: The Royal Australian Navy: The Next Three Years
03 Apr 2017 SA: Jodie van Deventer- CEO Committee of Adelaide - "Future for Adelaide"
23 Mar 2017 ACT: 2016 Leo Mahony Bursary Winners: Mr Cameron Hawker and Major Leon Young
09 Mar 2017 ACT: Mr Graham Fletcher, First Assistant Secretary North Asia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: A Focus on the Region - Australia and China: conflict of interests?
23 Feb 2017 ACT: Prof Clive Williams, MG: Lessons Learned from the Battle for Mosul
09 Feb 2017 ACT: Dr John Blaxland: Australia & Regional Security: The Challenge of being an Indo-Pacific Middle Power in the Age of Trump
06 Feb 2017 SA: Luncheon Presentation "Saudi Arabia - Defence Attache Report"
13 Dec 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture Tuesday 13 December 2016
08 Dec 2016 WA: Energy Security in the Indo-Pacific Century - Mr Andrew Pickford
30 Nov 2016 ACT: Dr Stephan de Spiegeleire: Capability-based planning: How does force design take place and how is that translated into capabilities?
29 Nov 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture Tuesday 29 November 2016
24 Nov 2016 ACT: 2016 Christmas Drinks
10 Nov 2016 WA: November 2016 Lecture
09 Nov 2016 ACT: 2016 Blamey Oration: The Dragon and the Snakes: Emerging and Future Security Threats in the Post-Cold War Order: Dr David Kilcullen
26 Oct 2016 SA: Current Issues Briefing - The Australian Air Campaign in the Middle East 2000-2016
25 Oct 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture 25 October 2016
19 Oct 2016 WA: An Evening with Mr Bob Jensen Senior Managing Director Strat3 LLC
13 Oct 2016 ACT: Contestability in Defence - Opportunities and Challenges
26 Sep 2016 NSW: Military History Seminar
22 Sep 2016 ACT: 2016 Annual Members' Dinner
08 Sep 2016 ACT: Annual General Meeting
08 Sep 2016 ACT: General Jim Mattis USMC (Retd)
07 Sep 2016 ACT: Naval History Workshop
05 Sep 2016 SA: RUSI SA Luncheon
31 Aug 2016 ACT: History Seminar Series: Western Front: Fromelles/Pozières and Beyond
30 Aug 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture The ADF Reserve Contribution to Australia’s defence
25 Aug 2016 WA: August 2016 Lecture Dr Leigh Straw - The Mental and Physical Scars of War
17 Aug 2016 ACT: Dusted Off with Brett Hunt
04 Aug 2016 ACT: Chief of Army - The Ryan Review
29 Jul 2016 ACT: An Evening Inspired by Bean
21 Jul 2016 ACT: Analysing the 2016 Defence White Paper
04 Jul 2016 SA: July Luncheon
09 Jun 2016 ACT: Order of Australia Association (ACT) 2016 ADF Oration
06 Jun 2016 Global Solution for Humanitarian Emergency Shelter and Storage
02 Jun 2016 ACT Lecture: Mr Bill Farmer AO
23 May 2016 RUSI of SA - Current Issues Briefing
11 May 2016 ACT Lecture: Mr Peter Baxter
30 Apr 2016 QLD Seminar Program
20 Apr 2016 QLD Lecture Program
22 Mar 2016 NSW - Speak, Time (Location)

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