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Royal United Service Institute
Promoting Australia’s National Security & Defence
A Constituent Body of the Royal United Services Institute of Australia
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Tel: (07) 3233 4420 Victoria Barracks
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Email: email@example.com Victoria Barracks Brisbane
Web: www.rusi.org.au ENOGGERA QLD 4051
AUGUST LECTURE WEDNESDAY 22NDAUGUST 2018
GUEST SPEAKER: BRIGADIER IAN ERRINGTON AM, CSC (Retd)
SUBJECT: CENTRE DEFENCE AND SECURITY STUDIES CANBERRA
(Photo: Department of Defence)
GEN Simone Wilkie HJE & Ian Errington PCDSS @ launch of #IndoPacificStrat Digest 2015 see:http://www.defence.gov.au/ADC/Publications/Digest/Indo_pacific_digest_2015.pdf …
From 2012 till 2018 Brigadier Errington was Principal of the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies. This is the senior educational institution of the Australian Defence Force.
RSVP To: Hon Secretary S Richard Jeffreys OAM
By midday Monday 20thAugust
RUSI - SA
3 September 2018
Presented by the Royal United Services Institute – South Australia, a not-for-profit organisation, established to inform the public on important and significant defence and security matters.
A Presentation by:
Dr Romain Fathi
Lecturer in History, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
“Understanding France in WWII”
France’s experience of the Second World War is an aspect of French history generally poorly known or misunderstood overseas. This presentation aims to pause and reflect on the origins and consequences of the French defeat in WWII. The pacifism of the 1920s, the rise of anti-Semitism, the debacle, Vichy, the occupation of France and its liberation will be presented through a survey of contemporary French mentalities, providing context to understand this traumatic period in France’s history.
Date: Monday 3September 2018
Time: 11.30 for 12.00 noon – 2pm
Where: TPI House – 171 Richmond Rd, Richmond
Dress Code: Business Attire/Neat Casual
Cost: $35.00 non-members ($30.00 for members) which includes
a two+ course meal at the nearby Rex Hotel and attendance at the talk.
Wine, beer and soft drinks are available for purchase.
RSVP by 9 pm Sunday, 2 September email firstname.lastname@example.org
to secure your seat.
Bookingsby EFTPOS – see below or pay at the door cash only.
Please Detach and return to:- Royal United Services Institute of SA
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Keswick SA 5035
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Luncheon, Monday 3 September 2018
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Names of those attending Account Name: RUSI of SA Inc
**BSB 065 000 Account No: 00900386
Please ensure that you include your name in the reference area.
The USI of the ACT 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, on Thursday 6 September 2018, commencing at 1800 hours.
Papers for the meeting will be posted on the RUSIDSS-A website no later than 23 August 2018.
Members wishing to nominate for any of these Council positions should download the nomination form from the website (also under the Governance tab), complete it and return it to the Secretary no later than 23 August 2017.
All USI members are strongly encouraged to attend the AGM - please come along and participate in the governance of your Institute. Please register here. Apologies may be sent to the Secretary via the USI office: T: 6266 3446; E; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ADC Mess will be open for networking from 1700 hours. Members are reminded that photo ID is required for access to the Weston Creek campus.
The Institute's 2018 Annual Members' Dinner, sponsored by Thales Australia, will be held at the Commonwealth Club, Yarralumla, on Wednesday 26 September, at 1900 for 1930hrs.
The Council is delighted to announce that the Guest Speaker for this year's event will be Mr Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence. Mr Moriarty will speak about Positioning Defence for success in a contested Indo-Pacific.
Dress for this event is Winter Mess Dress for serving Service personnel and Black Tie with Miniatures for civilian and retired Service members and guests.
Please register and pay on the website or by contacting Mickey in our office (E: email@example.com; T: 02 6266 3446). Don't forget to advise any dietary restrictions. We will endeavour to accommodate your seating preferences but this may not be possible in all cases.
Member & First Guest: $70/head
Ticket prices include pre-dinner drinks, a three course meal and drinks during dinner.
(Photo & bio: Defence)
The USI of the ACT Council is delighted to announce a presentation by former USI Vice President and long-time student of Iran, Ian Dudgeon, entitled Trump's Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal: Winners and Losers. The presentation will be held in the Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, on Thursday 18 October 2018, commencing at 1800 hours.
On 8 May 2018 President Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (formally, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - JCPOA). Initially, Trump threatened withdrawal, and the reimposition of severe JCPOA-related sanctions, unless European JCPOA signatories (Britain, France and Germany - Russia and China are the other signatories) and Iran struck a new deal that rectified his perceived flaws in the deal. Trump then broadened his demands to include that Iran cease its other 'destabilising' regional activities. Trump has threatened to break Iran's economy, and precipitate 'regime change' through internal dissidence, if his demands are not met. Trump's demands have not been met due to push-back by Iran and other JCPOA signatories. The first of the reimposed sanctions took effect in early August, the remainder will take effect in November.
But Trump's demands and actions threaten a much wider destabilisation. At stake is the potential survivability of Iran's moderate government, and its ability to contain the hardliners through greater economic and constructive political engagement with the West. What will happen if Trump does break Iran's economy; will Iran, a state of 82 million people, descend into chaos, or worse, and what impact would that have on regional stability? Trump has also precipitated direct confrontation with European signatories who want an intact JCPOA and lifted economic sanctions as a lever to negotiate Iran's other destabilising activities. Also at stake are billions of dollars of trade and investment in Iran by all JCPOA signatories and Iran's other major trading partners, and the status of US global trade and international financial systems generally.
Ian will discuss these issues, and likely winners and losers, in what promises to be a fascinating presentation.
There is no charge for attendance, but registration is required, either on the website here, or by contacting the USI office (E: firstname.lastname@example.org; T: 02 6266 3446).
Please join us for networking in the ADC Mess from 1700 hours.
Members and guests are reminded that photo ID is required for access to the Weston Creek campus.
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