Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

International Dialogues

The Royal United Services Institute of NSW hosts major International Dialogues every two years, examining areas of emerging strategic interest.

2015 International Dialogue 2011 2013  

Wednesday 27 May 2015, 3rd International Defence and Security Dialogue
Australia, Indonesia and Regional Security
Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
1.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
The event was a great success, CLICK HERE for a report.

2013 International Dialogue 2011 2015  

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 & 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 Royal United Services Institute.

2nd International Defence and Security Dialogue
Australia’s Immediate Neighbourhood:
The Strategic Outlook and its Defence and Security Implications

Was Held at the Austalian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 26 February 2013
Note: Some Transcripts of presentations are now available.

2011 International Dialogue 2013 2015  

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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