Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia


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Past events

30 Jun 2022 Significance of Armour & Artillery Upgrades
23 Jun 2022 USI-ACT June Speaker - VADM (Retd) Tim Barrett, AO CSC RAN
16 Jun 2022 TAS Security Seminar Part One
31 May 2022 Sydney Under Japanese Attack 1942: 80-year Anniversary
18 May 2022 Visit to ANSTO Lucas Heights
05 May 2022 2019 Leo Mahoney Bursary Presentation - Adapting to Strategic Uncertainty
26 Apr 2022 Significance of Army Aviation Capability Upgrades
18 Apr 2022 The Fall of the Afghan Government: Lessons for peace diplomacy and security policy
13 Apr 2022 Special Cyber Security Presentation - US Delegation
29 Mar 2022 Lunchtime Lecture
17 Mar 2022 USI-ACT Monthly Speaker Program - MAJGEN Mick Ryan, AM
24 Feb 2022 USI-ACT Monthly Speaker Program - Mr Michael Shoebridge , ASPI
22 Feb 2022 Lunchtime Lecture
25 Jan 2022 Lunchtime Lecture
15 Dec 2021 ACT: USI of the ACT 2021 Virtual AGM
15 Dec 2021 RUSI of NSW Christmas Luncheon
14 Dec 2021 Sir Herman Black Lecture - The Year in Review
23 Nov 2021 Island Australia - Improving Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Region
26 Oct 2021 The History of the Aegis Combat System
28 Sep 2021 Rebuilding Australia's Maritime Fleet
31 Aug 2021 Role of the 2nd Division within the Defence Mobilisation Framework
27 Jul 2021 Cyber Security and Resilience
22 Jul 2021 Chief of Army LTGEN Rick Burr AO, DSC, MVO to Speak to the USI-ACT
29 Jun 2021 Resilient Youth 2019; Lunchtime Lecture
24 Jun 2021 2020 Defence Strategic Update, Force Structure Plan and the Defence Estate | Mr Steven Grzreskowiak, Deputy Secretary E&IG
27 May 2021 Mr Michael Shoebridge "The implications for Australia from the direction of US policy under Biden and China under Xi"
25 May 2021 Australia's Sovereign Capacities and Resilience in Crisis and Disaster - a Defence and Industry Partnership
27 Apr 2021 Resilience - Preparing and recovering from crisis and disaster; Lunchtime Lecture
14 Apr 2021 ACT: Annual Members' Dinner: Mr Mike Pezzullo AO, Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs, The Commonwealth Club
30 Mar 2021 Improving Resilience - Lunchtime Lecture
11 Mar 2021 ACT: LTGEN Greg Bilton AO CSC, Chief of Joint Operations at HQ Joint Operations Command
23 Feb 2021 Resilience - the Recovery Phase; Lunchtime Lecture
11 Feb 2021 ACT: Professor John Blaxland “Lessons from the Past: Challenges for the Future”
15 Dec 2020 The Herman Black Lecture - The Year in Review
09 Dec 2020 ACT: 2020 Christmas Drinks
09 Dec 2020 ACT: 2020 Christmas Drinks
24 Nov 2020 ADF's Response to the Bushfire and COVID Crises
23 Oct 2020 The Next 100 Years
08 Oct 2020 TAS - "Veteran Care in the UK - Royal Hospital Chelsea" MAJ Colin Bowden RFD
29 Sep 2020 Cyber Security
16 Sep 2020 TAS - "Solomom Islands Deployments" 12/40 Bn Royal Tasmania Regiment CHAP (MAJ) Scott Sargent
11 Aug 2020 TAS - Hobart Branch AGM
28 Jul 2020 Why Climate Change is an Important Component of National Security
15 Jul 2020 ACT: Conventional and Unconventional threats to National Security: challenges in information warfare and cyber security with MAGJEN Thompson and Rtd US Rtd MAJGEN Davis
23 Jun 2020 The relevance to Australia's security of 'big moon shots'
26 May 2020 Ethics in the ADF
28 Apr 2020 Australia's Pivot to Pacific; destiny, duty, denial, and desires
31 Mar 2020 Assessing the Ambitious Reforms of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army
18 Mar 2020 Operation Bushfire Assist
12 Mar 2020 ACT: MAJGEN Marcus Thompson AM HIW - Challenges in Information Warfare
04 Mar 2020 Visit to HMAS Watson
25 Feb 2020 US Defence Budget and Military Postures in the Asia Pacific
20 Feb 2020 TAS LCDR Nigel Grey RFD "What happened to the survivors from the SMS Emden"
19 Feb 2020 Climate Change and Global Health Security
13 Feb 2020 ACT: Prof John Blaxland "Defence and National Security After the Fire Emergency: A Way Forward"
28 Jan 2020 The Three Vietnam Wars 1946 to 1975
10 Dec 2019 Sir Hermann Black lecture - The Year in Review
10 Dec 2019 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture The Year in Review - Andrew Greene
06 Dec 2019 RUSI of NSW Cristmas Lunch
28 Nov 2019 ACT: 2019 Christmas Drinks
26 Nov 2019 NSW: To Shoot or not to shoot
20 Nov 2019 Reflection:Military Ethics Education in the ADF
12 Nov 2019 ACT: 2019 ACT Blamey Oration: GEN Peter Van Uhm AO (Retd)
29 Oct 2019 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture Does Australia need a 'Plan B' for its Defence policy? Peter Jennings
17 Oct 2019 ACT: Hon Dame Annette King DNZM, New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia
16 Oct 2019 An Evening with Major General (Retd) Jim Molan AO, DSC
16 Oct 2019 Counter Terrorism: Securing our Borders
19 Sep 2019 ACT: 2019 Annual Members' Dinner: Dr Paul Taloni PSM, Acting Director-General National Intelligence
19 Sep 2019 The Future Australian Army: An Evening with Lieutenant General Rick Burr AO, DSC, MVO
18 Sep 2019 Annual General Meeting RUSIQ
18 Sep 2019 Understanding Chinese Strategy for the 21st Century
05 Sep 2019 ACT: 2019 Annual General Meeting
29 Aug 2019 ACT: VADM Michael Noonan AO, RAN, Chief of Navy
21 Aug 2019 An Evening with The Hon Brendan Nelson, AO
21 Aug 2019 Lessons in Leadership
11 Jul 2019 ACT: The Contribution of Estate and Infrastructure Group to Defence Capability: Mr Steve Grzeskowiak
05 Jul 2019 The Future of Australia-Indonesia Relations in a Contested Indo-Pacific Order
19 Jun 2019 Regional Maritime Domain Developments
13 Jun 2019 ACT: Panel Discussion: Australian Industry and Defence Capability
03 Jun 2019 SA: Invitation Luncheon - WO2 Timmothy Miller " Leadership - Ethics, Authenticity and Military Training
15 May 2019 Defence Industry in Queensland, the Rheinmetall Perspective
09 May 2019 ACT: Chief of Air Force, AM Leo Davies AO, CSC: Reflections
17 Apr 2019 An Evening with Professor John Blaxland (Registrations have closed)
17 Apr 2019 A Strategic SWOT Analysis for Australia
16 Apr 2019 ACT: Special offer for members: They Shall Not Grow Old
11 Apr 2019 ACT: 2018 Leo Mahony Bursary winner, Ms Natalie Sambhi: Rationalising difficult histories: the legacies of East Timor in the Indonesian Military's collective memory
01 Apr 2019 SA: Invitation 1 April Briefing - Mr Gary Bettcher "The Role of Defence Industry Associations"
21 Mar 2019 ACT: Commandant RMC, Brigadier Rupert Hoskin AM: Leadership Development for an Army in Motion
20 Mar 2019 National Naval Shipbuilding Strategy and Policy
20 Feb 2019 The Role of Intelligence in a Rapidly Changing Regional Security Environment
07 Feb 2019 ACT: Vice Chief of the Defence Force, VADM David Johnston AO, RAN: Defence Capability
04 Feb 2019 SA: Jeremy Satchell - "Industry Capability Network" - Supporting Australian Defence Industry Growth
13 Dec 2018 ACT: 2018 Christmas Drinks
04 Dec 2018 ACT: 2018 ACT Blamey Oration: General John Allen AO (USMC, Retd)
21 Nov 2018 QLD: Luncheon Lecture - Terry McNally - An RN and RAN Veteran who served in the Falklands as a sailor
11 Nov 2018 Official Opening of the Refurbished Anzac Memorial
08 Nov 2018 ACT: Dr Tony Murney: Conflict Policing in Afghanistan: the Front-line Conundrum
08 Nov 2018 TAS: University of Tasmania - Remembrance Day Lecture Professor Stefan Petrow "From Academic Gown to Military Uniform: The University of Tasmania and World War I"
05 Nov 2018 SA: Luncheon Presentation - FLTLT David Hirst "Relevance of Gunboat Diplomacy in the 21st Century - Naval Power"
30 Oct 2018 NSW: Lecture - Protecting Australia's Trade Routes
18 Oct 2018 ACT: Ian Dudgeon: Trump's Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal: Winners and Losers
17 Oct 2018 QLD: Lunchtime Lecture - MAJGEN Stephen Porter AM "Transformation of the Army Reserve Moving Towards aTotal Force"
26 Sep 2018 ACT: 2018 Annual Members' Dinner: Mr Greg Moriarty, Secretary, Department of Defence
25 Sep 2018 SA: Dinner Briefing Invitation - AIRCDRE Joe Iervasi AM "Australian Air Warfare Centre"
25 Sep 2018 NSW: September Lunchtime Lecture - Jacqueline Westermann "Kremlin Looking East - Russia's interests in the Pacific
19 Sep 2018 QLD: Luncheon Lecture LTCOL Andrew Kirby " Future War; A Look at the Next Generation of Warfare"
06 Sep 2018 ACT: 2018 Annual General Meeting
03 Sep 2018 SA: Luncheon Presentation - Dr Romain Fathi "Understanding France in WWII"
22 Aug 2018 QLD: Lecture - Brigadier Ian Errington AM CSC (Retd) "Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies - Canberra"
14 Aug 2018 WA: Special General Meeting
14 Aug 2018 WA: Lecture - Brett Biddington AM "Space Developments inn Australia"
09 Aug 2018 ACT: Panel Discussion: Approaches to countering terrorism and radicalisation: theory and practice
06 Aug 2018 SA: Luncheon - Colonel Steve Larkins " The Battle of Le Hamel"
26 Jul 2018 WA: Lecture - Major James Cooper-Maitland - "Collective Training as a fundamental input to capability. Are we good enough?"
18 Jul 2018 QLD: Lecture Meet & Greet "Current and Future Threats to Australia's National Security"
12 Jul 2018 ACT: Brigadier Phil Winter AM, CSC and Invictus athletes: Raising the Invictus Games 2018 Australian Team
28 Jun 2018 ACT: Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN: Reflections on working at the top table
20 Jun 2018 QLD: Luncheon Lecture - Associate Professor Sarah Percy "Piracy, Maritime Security, International Security and Mercenaries"
04 Jun 2018 SA: Luncheon Invitation - Mr Barry Patterson A/Director SA State Office DFAT " Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper"
31 May 2018 ACT: Mr Hamish Hansford, First Assistant Secretary National Security and Law Enforcement Policy: Home Affairs - the Department's Perspective
31 May 2018 VIC: Lunchtime Address - Professor Jeffrey V Rosenfeld AM OBE " The Future of Operational Health Support to the ADF: A Personal Perspective"
30 May 2018 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture - Speakers to be Advised - "4th International Diaolgue Managing Tensions in the South China Seas"
17 May 2018 WA: Evening Lecture - Colonel Raymond Powell " Future of Australian/United States Military Alliance "
16 May 2018 QLD: Lecture Notice AIRCDRE Kenneth Robinson CSC Commander Combat Support Group
03 May 2018 WA: Evening Lecture - Professor Peter Dean "MacArthur's Coalition: Australian and US Military Operations in the South West Pacific Area 1942-45"
01 May 2018 QLD: Evening Lecture AVM Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM RFD MBBS FRACS Associate Professor University of Queensland "Tissue Reconstruction in War and Peace"
24 Apr 2018 QLD: Evening Lecture - Presenters Jeff Hopkins-Weise and Greg Czechura "The First World War German Tank Mephisto, and the 26th Battalion: War, Technology and Remembrance"
24 Apr 2018 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture - Allan Behm "Framing Foreign Policy in Times of Uncertainty"
19 Apr 2018 ACT: 2017 Leo Mahony Bursary Winner: Ms Deborah Jeppesen: "Are we Influential? Examining the attributes which make military advisors effective in Train Advise Assist roles"
18 Apr 2018 QLD: Lunchtime Lecture "Meet & Greet" Hon Cameron Dick and Trevor Evans MP
05 Apr 2018 ACT: AVM Tracy Smart AM: Working Title "ADF Health Support Arrangements in Peace and War"
29 Mar 2018 VIC: Lunchtime Address - Mr Kevin Wall, Vice President Land, Thales Group Australia & New Zealand - " Current and Future Prospects for Defence Industry in Victoria"
27 Mar 2018 WA: Dr Zubair Baig - Senior Lecturer of Cyber Security, ECU "Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security"
27 Mar 2018 NSW Lunchtime Lectures and Events - Deputy Commissioner Mandy Newton APM - Deputy Commissioner , Support of the Australian Border Force - "The Australian Border Force"
21 Mar 2018 QLD: Luncheon Lecture - LTCOL Stephen Jenkins DSM "The Australian Defence Force Building Partner Capacity : The Afghan National Army Officer Academy"
16 Mar 2018 NSW: Joint Presentation with Sydney Harbour Federation Trust - LTCOL Peter Sweeney RFD (Retd) "Japanese Attacks on Sydney Harbour 1942" and MAJ Chris Ballantyne (Retd) Tunnel Inspection of Historic Artillery Emplacements at Georges Heights"
15 Mar 2018 ACT: Professor Clive Williams: "The Battle of Marawi"
06 Mar 2018 QLD: Evening Lecture - Ms Vikki Bennett - "Never Forget Australia! The Little French Digger, one of six poignant stories from the upcoming documentary based on Vikki Bennett's recent book"
05 Mar 2018 SA: March Luncheon Speaker - Richard Price, CEO of Defence SA
27 Feb 2018 NSW: Lunchtime Lectures and Events - Professor James Curran - "Australia and Trump's America: Problems and Perspectives
21 Feb 2018 QLD: February Luncheon Lecture Guest Speaker - Rear Admiral Simon Cullen AM CSC RAN (Retd) - Chairman and National President Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
08 Feb 2018 ACT: Professor John Blaxland: "Home Sweet Home: A Critical Historical and Contemporary Perspective on the Emergence of the Department of Home Affairs"
06 Feb 2018 QLD: RUSIQ Evening Lecture by Mr Nigel Allsop - "Animals on War" Since ancient times man has used animals to assist him in waging war.
05 Feb 2018 SA: Invitation to Luncheon Event - Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP - "Strategic Focus on the South Pacific sea, air, land and space"
01 Feb 2018 SA: An Evening with Senator Rex Patrick
09 Dec 2017 SA: Sundowner Barbecue - C A N C E L L E D - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
04 Dec 2017 SA: Lunchtime Presentation - Rajiv Chand and Ian Gladstone - Dementia & Health "The Unspoken Impact on Command and Leadership"
30 Nov 2017 ACT: Christmas Drinks
30 Nov 2017 VIC: Lunchtime Address - Dr David Hunt - "Likely changes in US defense posture in the Asia/Pacific resulting from the appointment of President Trump
28 Nov 2017 QLD: Military Modelling Special Interest Group - "Diorama Unveiling" & End of Year Function
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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