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AM Leo Davies AO, CSC was appointed Chief of Air Force on 4 July 2015 and is scheduled to complete his appointment in July 2019. During his tenure, the Royal Australian Air Force has contributed significantly to combat operations in the Middle East and continued its trajectory of major modernisation, including taking delivery of the first Joint Strike Fighters. In this presentation, AM Davies will reflect on his time as a senior leader in the RAAF, including his time as Chief.
The presentation will be held in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, commencing at 1800 hours. Members and guests are invited to join us for networking in the ADC Mess from 1700 hours.
Attendance at this event is free but registration is required. You can register here or by contacting Mickey in our office (T: 02 6266 3446; E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Members and guests are reminded that photo ID is required for access to the Weston Creek campus.
The USI of the ACT speaker program is proudly sponsored by pwc.
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About this Event
Join us to hear first hand about the growing interest in developing a defence industry presence in Queensland. Brigadier West is an experienced senior Defence officer and now commercial expert advising one of the largest defence industry companies in Australia.
Rod West Biography.pdf
Includes a light lunch.
Register and pay online, or RSVP to the Secretary and pay on arrival at RUSI Hall
Mr S Richard Jeffreys OAM
Victoria Barracks Brisbane
ENOGGERA QLD 4051
Tel: 0411 511 369
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2019 SEMINAR AND POLICY DIALOGUE
Political Trajectories: The Future of Australia - Indonesia Relations in a Contested Indo-Pacific Order
This seminar is RUSI Queensland's blue-ribbon event for 2019. Constant examination of the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship is required to understand the dynamic shifts in the political, diplomatic and social foundations of these two close neighbours.
This year provides a special opportunity to recalibrate the strengths and weaknesses in this key regional relationship. Both countries will have completed national elections with political leaders and their parties embarking on their next terms of office in an increasingly uncertain Indo-Pacific domain. How will the relationship evolve? What are these key players thinking about each other? What are the emergent threats that might forge a deeper association between Canberra and Jakarta, or see a split develop along nationalistic, religious or security lines? And what are some of the 'black swan' events that could surprise and challenge both nations and the region?
Introduced by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (tbc), the impressive list of international and Australian speakers will address these issues and more over the course of this day-long seminar. Speakers, including senior policy advisors, think tank researchers and academics will prime discussions on topics including strategic calculus, political Islam, regional security threats, climate change, pandemic diseases and natural disasters. These speakers will then be joined by other experts for panel discussions designed to maximise audience participation and exposure to these contemporary 'big ideas' in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Specific topics will necessarily be considered in the context of China's rise and the West's response.
Join Mr Peter Jennings (Director ASPI), Ibu Shafiah Muhibat (CSIS Jakarta), Prof Peter Leahy (National Security Institute), Prof Cordia Chu (Centre for Environment and Population Health), Prof Tim Lindsey (Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society) and Dr Greta Nabbs-Keller (Centre for Policy Futures) for a master class in international relations between Australia and the largest national Muslim population in the world -- Indonesia.
Stay at Tattersall's Club for this event (use this promo code RUSI2019)
Tattersall's Club Accommodation Rates RUSI2019.pdf
In his presentation to RUSIQ members Dr Nelson will reflect on his own upbringing and the lessons he has learned through school, university, work as a physician, his political career and now as Director of the Memorial. Dr Nelson will impart key lessons that have stayed with him, and are important to all leaders, such as the importance of service to the community rather than self.
This is a 'must see' and rare opportunity that will certainly be a highlight in the RUSIQ 2019 Lecture program. (Pic AWM)
Please be aware that due to Dr Nelson's position and the heavy demands on his time that a late cancellation, while not currently anticipated, is a possibility.
Don't miss this opportunity to share an evening with Dr Nelson, the Director of the Australian War Memorial. Join with RUSI Queensland and Tattersall's Club members for a first class dining experience and listen to Dr Nelson recount more than 100 years of stories of service and sacrifice. These wartime stories will highlight the deep value of selfless service to the nation by Australia's soldiers, sailors and airmen and women and build a picture of the Australian War Memorial as a key institution in Australia's development as a nation.
$99. Includes 3 course meal. Cash bar.
Location Tattersalls Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane. See https://tattersallsclub.com.au/
Time 1800 - 2100
Men: Lounge suit or jacket and tie
Ladies: Business attire or evening wear
Supported by Tattersall's Club
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