China as a major power: challenge or opportunity?

National Security College | Professional course


This two-day program explores challenges and opportunities arising from China as a major geopolitical actor. It considers current aspects of China’s development, worldview and outlook, including key economic drivers, political dynamics, social challenges, defence priorities and aspirations, technical innovation, internal security challenges, strategic objectives. The implications of these factors for Australian interests and national security, and that of the region more broadly will be critically considered.

This program is designed for anyone who would benefit from a deeper understanding of China as it pertains to Australia’s national security and national interests. There is no minimum security clearance requirement.

Past presenters for this program include: Professor Richard Rigby, Associate Professor Jane Golley, Associate Professor Michael Clarke and others.

“I really enjoyed the course, and found it to be highly relevant to my work area. The course coordinators made efforts throughout the two days to ensure that the course was tailored to the group’s interests as conveyed through our questions. I would recommend this course to anyone whose job touches on the Australia-China interaction in a national security setting.”


Please click here to register or contact us at or on (02) 6125 2233 for further information.

Course date: 
9am 26 March – 5pm 27 March 2020
National Security College, #132 Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU

$2,250 (GST ex) for government, $2,700 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered.

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