Royal United Services Institute of Australia


RUSI of New South Wales

RUSI - New South Wales

Lunch Lectures

The following is list of previous addresses to the Royal United Services Institute of New South Wales. Transcripts from the majority of the addresses can be found on the Journal Page in chronological listing; and an example presentation has been recorded on video.  Buttons below take you to the transcripts and video where available.

2016

January
The Formulation of Australian Defence Policy Neil James
February
 Future challenges for Australia’s alliance with the United States  Tom Switzer
March Climate change and its implications for the Australian Defence Force  Admiral Chris Barrie AC RAN (Ret’d)
 April An update on the war in Syria and the Syrian refugee crisis  Professor Clive Williams
 May Seminar The Strategic Significance of Cyber and Space  Various
 June Raising and training an army in the 21st century Major General PW Gilmore

2015

January
The 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre as we observed it Commodore Michael Flynn and Colonel John Hutchison
February
A good place to hide: how a French community saved thousands of lives in World War II Mr Peter Grose
March
Islam in the Australian context Captain Mona Shindy RAN
April The Gallipoli Campaign Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sweeney RFD (Ret'd)
May
International Defence and Security Dialogue
A panel of experts DETAIL
June
The RAN in the 21st century Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer CSC and Bar
July
An affordable Australian defence policy Mr Brian Toohey
August
China’s activities in the South China Sea Mr James Brown
September

Centenary Commission of Inquiry into the Gallipoli August Offensive of 1915 A Dramatis  Personae by members of the RUSI
October The evolving threat from Islamic State Mr Clive Williams
November 2015: The year in review Mr Peter Hartcher
 December
Operations with the US as Deputy Commanding General in Regional Command East Afghanistan  Brigadier Phillip Bridie AM

2014

January
The Malvinas Conflict 1982 – an Argentinean Perspective Mr Mike Dunne
February
A (USAF) Fighter Squadron's Experience in Afghanistan - an individual perspective Lieutenant Colonel Karl Ingeman USAF
March
Ukraine and a new expansionist Russia Professor Graeme Gill
April
ANZAC-15 Australia in the Boer War Lieutenant Colonel John Howells, RFD
May
Amphibious Operations Seminar A panel of experts DETAIL
June
Operation Sovereign Borders Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, DSC, AM
July
The Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson
August
The White Paper Professor Alan DuPont
September
Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force 2014 Seminar Various
October
Understanding Islam and conflict in the Middle East  
November
The Year in Review Mr Peter Hartcher
December
Border Security and Counter Terrorism: the New Zealand Experience Mr Colin Smith

2013

January Reminiscences Lynette Silver
February
2013 International Security Dialogue Various (Report includes transcripts)
March
The Army's Role in a National Maritime Strategy Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO
April
Gallipoli Campaign – A Turkish Perspective Ms Gülseren Çelik
May
The Future of the Amphibious Task Force Captain R A Leggatt CSC, RAN 
June
Australia and International Cyber Security Mr Tobias Feakin
July Science and Technology: Supporting Australia’s National Security Dr Alex Zelinski, Chief Defence Scientist
August
Un-Occupied Aerial Systems Squadron Leader Jenkins
September
No 2 Division Operations Brigadier Peter Clay
October The Battle for Australia, a nation and its leader under siege. Mr Bob Wurth
November The Changing Character of War Dr Albert Palazzo

2012

January Reflections of a young Artillery Officer Lieutenant Matthew Seabrook
February
Australia’s National Security Community Dr David Connery
March
Engineering Reform Commodore Mark Purcell RAN
April
The Australian Submarine Challenge Rear Admiral Rowan Moffit, AO, RAN
May
Maritime Construction and Sustainment, an Industry Perspective Mr Chris Lloyd
June
Australian Colonial History – New Guinea. Mr Michael Waterhouse
July
Assessing the War in Iraq: An Australian Strategic Perspective Dr Albert Palazzo
August
US Influence in the Pacific Mr Tom Switzer
September Food Security Monica Barthwell-Datta
October
Farwell Dear People: Australia’s Lost Generation World War I Ross McMullin
November
China in Transition Hamish McDonald

2011

January
JFK in the Pacific – PT109 Lieutenant Colonel Owen O’Brien BA, MLitt
February ADF Operations in Afghanistan Brigadier Wayne Budd CSC
March

The Structure of Global Power and Role for Australia Professor Geoggrey Garrett
April
Air Power over Gallipoli Squadron Leader Hugh Dolan
May
BLAMEY ORATION The Global Strategic Outlook from a South Asian Perspective Vice-Admiral A. K. Singh, PVSM, AVSM, NM (Ret’d)
June
Submarine Development in the 20th Century Rear Admiral Chris Wood RN (Retd)
July
Reserve Forces and the Defence Modernisation Review Major General Craig Williams AM
August
Treating the injured in a minefield Dr Tony White
September 11 Bloody Days – The Battle for Milne Bay Associate Professor Brian Boettcher FRANZCP
October
Current Australia-New Guinea relations and
future issues
Ms Jenny Hayward-Jones
November
A World of 7 billion; a Country of 22.7 million; a City of 4.5 million: Navigating the Numbers that Affect Our Future Professor Rod Tiffen

2010

January
Ups & Downs of a Boy Airman – From Roseville to Prunesville Flight Lieutenant Stuart Doyle
February
The Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore
March
Recovery of Bodies from the Battle of Fromelles Major General Mike O’Brien
April

Greece & Crete Campaigns – Forgotten ANZACs Dr Peter Ewer
May
Air Power into the Next Decade Air Commodore Mel Hupfeld
June
Japanese Submarine Attack on Sydney Harbour Air Vice-Marshal Bob Treloar
July No 77 Squadron in Korea – The Forgotten Few Group Captain Doug Hurst
August
Gliding off to War Mr James Oglethorpe
September
Forces Command Major General David Morrison
October
Australia's National Security Mr Michael Shoebridge
November
2010 - The Year in Review Mr Andrew Shearer (Lowy Institute)

2009

January Life and Loss of HMAS PERTH Mr Mike Carlton
February
Winning the War in Iraq Major General Jim Molan
March
Afghanistan Operations Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Yeaman
April
AE2 in the Dardanelles Mr Terry Roach
May
Reserve Forces Major General Greg Mellick
June East Timor and Future Prospects Brigadier Mal Rerden
July Air Warfare Destroyer Project Captain Jamie Hatcher RAN
August
Australia’s Border Protection Group Captain Warick Padden
September
NSW State Emergency Services Murray Kear
October
Gallipoli and History in the Media Professor Harvey Broadbent
November
2009 – The Year in Review Mr Andrew Shearer (Lowy Institute)

2008

January
The Decline and Fall of Australian Shipping since World War II Mr John Spiers AM
February
Researching Gallipoli Professor Harvey Broadbent
March
RAAF Air Transport Operations Air Commodore Jack Plenty
April
Improvised Explosive Device Threat in Middle East Brigadier Phil Winter
May
RAN in South East Asia ‘48–’72 Captain Ian Pfennigwerth
June Army Aviation Brigadier Nick Bartels
July
Land Force Operations Major General Mark Kelly
August Operations of Sydney Airport Mr Grant Woods
September
A Commentary on Defence Matters Mr Neil James
October
Mine Warfare Captain Martin Brooker RAN
November

2008 – The Year in Review

Mr Rory Medcalf

2007

January Review of the Anzac Landings, 1915 BRIG Phil Carey
February Papua New Guinea & Australia: Apathetic Past–Empathetic Future The Honourable Charlie Lynn
March The Fleet Command Rear Admiral Davyd Thomas MCAUST
April RAAF Surveillance & Response Group Air Commodore Tim Owen
May Joint Operations Rear Admiral Rowan Moffit DCJOC
June Wallaby Airlines in Vietnam Air Commodore Stan Clark
July Security of Sydney CBD Through the Eyes of a Medico Dr John Graham
August Import AS Ports to Sec of AS Mr Padriac Crumlin
September The Development of the Australian War Memorial Major General Steve Gower
October Unmanned Air Vehicles Lieutenant Colonel Phil Swinsburg
November 60 Years of Peace Keeping Major General Tim Ford

 




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