Positioning for strategic recovery post-COVID-19 - Online Professional Development

National Security College | Professional course


While Australia focuses on overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, policy and decision makers have already turned their mind to what a strategic recovery looks like post-COVID-19. This recording hears from eminent thinkers on where the focus should be, and what this means for national security

Online Webinar

$148.50 (GST Included)

Course overview

Australia faces a deeply uncertain future. Post-COVID-19, we will need to navigate a very difficult fiscal environment – domestically and further afield; with shifts in regional power dynamics; and the potential for failed states in the region. This has the potential to exacerbate existing national security issues, and create new ones.

This recording hears from George Megalogenis, Dr Anthea Roberts, Alastair MacGibbon and Professor Rory Medcalf on how we might navigate the choppy waters ahead. Gain fresh perspectives and a deeper understanding of how Australia can leverage its middle power status to help facilitate stability in the region and security at home, and how everyone in the broad national security community will need to play a role.
Participants will leave with:

  1. An improved understanding of the strategic challenges facing Australia and the Indo-Pacific region as a result of COVID-19, particularly as it pertains to national security; and
  2. Ideas on how to best position for strategic recovery.

Course presenter(s)

Mr George Megalogenis

Author and journalist with three decades’ experience in the media.

Professor Anthea Roberts

Anthea Roberts is a Professor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) who specialises in public international law, international economic law, comparative international law, and the effect of geopolitical change on global governance

Professor Rory Medcalf

Head of College, National Security College

Mr Alastair MacGibbon

Alastair was recently the National Cyber Security Adviser, head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (Australian Signals Directorate) and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security.

He has a private sector and government background and has served as the Government’s e-Safety Commissioner and as the general manager of security for Dimension Data.

Alastair helped establish the Australian Federal Police’s high-tech crime centre during his long stint with the Australian Federal Police, and also previously worked at eBay as its senior director of trust, safety and customer support, and as the local CEO of infosec certification not-for-profit CREST Australia.

CyberCX has a workforce of over 400 of Australia’s most talented cyber security professionals, revenues of more than $100 million per year and a national footprint of over 20 offices across Australia

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