Japan: Partner in the Indo-Pacific

National Security College | Professional course
Japan: Partner in the Indo-Pacific

Summary

Looking at challenges and opportunities over the next three to five years, the course examines Japan’s economy, political and social outlooks, defence priorities and aspirations, technical innovation, internal security challenges, strategic objectives, and implications for Australian interests.

Course date: 
9am–5pm 21 August 2019
Venue: 
#132 Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU
Cost: 

A fee of $1,300 (GST ex) applies to this course for Commonwealth participating agencies and NSC Partners. The open rate is $1,600 (GST ex).

Course overview

Looking at challenges and opportunities over the next three to five years, the course examines Japan’s economy, political and social outlooks, defence priorities and aspirations, technical innovation, internal security challenges, strategic objectives, and implications for Australian interests.

Scope and content

Participants at this course will discuss the following issues:
• Japanese politics, society and economy
• Japanese defence and security policy, including defence normalisation and strategic directions
• Japan’s relations with other powers including its complex relationship with a rising China
• Japan’s activist role on US engagement in the region
• Prospects for the Australia-Japan relationship.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for officers from all departments and agencies, as well as professionals, analysts, leaders from other organisations, who would benefit from a deeper understanding of Japan and its implications for Australian public policy and Australian national security interests in particular.

Course details

• Two day residential, fully-catered course.
• An ANU parking permit will be supplied.
• Course Timings: 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Registration Please click here to register or contact us at nsc.epdnominations@anu.edu.au for further information.

Course convenor

Mr Brad Fallen

Brad Fallen joined the National Security College as Manager, Executive and Professional Development in March 2018, on secondment from the Department of Home Affairs. Brad’s professional national security experience includes international relations, intelligence, Cabinet and ministerial decision-making, and policy development and delivery. As Senior Adviser International Cyber Policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) from 2014, Brad was part of the small team who delivered Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Review and Strategy. He then implemented the Strategy for 18 months from the Office of the Cyber Security Special Adviser. Brad led PM&C’s National Security Committee Secretariat between 2011 and 2014, supporting Prime Ministers Gillard, Rudd and Abbott, and before this the Department of Defence’s Cabinet and Freedom of Information teams from 2008 to 11. He was Defence Adviser to the Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, the Hon Bruce Scott MP, in 2000-01. Brad studied South Pacific history at the University of Queensland before joining the Department of Defence’s Graduate program in 1988. Brad’s career in Defence focused on Australia’s regional relationships, and included three years as First Secretary (Defence) at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, and two years seconded to the New Zealand Government in Wellington.

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