Interstate Lecture Series - Navigating the emerging world order

The challenges of navigating the emerging world order

The National Security College is embarking on its 2018 interstate public lecture series that will see us visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to discuss the strategic level challenges facing Australia.

The security landscape is changing rapidly. Challenges to the US-led security order are advancing faster than anticipated. They are both old and new – from cyber security and foreign interference to transnational terrorism and weapons of mass destruction – posing multiple threats, increasing uncertainty, instability and risk. Meanwhile, concerns about the rise of China and America’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific are prompting new trading and defence arrangements.

How will nations, including Australia, navigate these challenges? What might the future security order look like?

Sitting at the nexus of international and domestic threats and opportunities, national security is at the heart of contemporary statecraft. The next generation of security policy specialists will need to respond rapidly and with sound judgement.

In these seminars, ANU National Security College academics and policy professionals will share their insights into the emerging security environment. College staff will also be on hand following the seminar to discuss the benefits of a career in national security.


Friday 4 May, 12:30 - 1:30pm followed by a light lunch
Edinburgh Room, Stamford Plaza Hotel, 111 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria
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Tuesday 8 May, 12:30 - 1:30pm followed by a light lunch
Terrace 1, Stamford Plaza Hotel, 150 North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia
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Thursday 10 May, 12:30 - 1:30pm followed by a light lunch
Room 5, Level 2, Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2001
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Friday 11 May, 12:30 - 1:30pm followed by a light lunch
Victoria’s Room, Hilton Brisbane,
190 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane, QLD
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