National security and crisis management

National Security College | Professional course



Crises are endemic to national security policymaking. The modern era is punctuated by crises emanating from the natural and social worlds that threaten local, national and international security. Recent events have brought into sharp focus the interconnectedness between national security and crisis management.

National Security College, #132 Crawford Building, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU

$1,300 (GST ex) for government, $1,560 (GST ex) open rate. Course is fully catered.

Course overview

This one-day program will challenge participants to consider how the imperatives of national security and the public interest in the midst of crisis can be reconciled. Leadership , inter-jurisdictional collaboration , community engagement and the interconnectedness of issues and resulting effects are core themes of this program.

Participants from government and private industry who want to better understand the nexus between national security and crisis management are encouraged to nominate for this program. There is no minimum security requirement.

Course convenor

Mr Jon Brewer

Jon Brewer is Director of Professional Studies at the National Security College, ANU. He is a seasoned national security professional with extensive experience within the national security community, including the Australian Defence Force.

Jon has led teams to contribute to operational and policy responses on a range of issues, including counter terrorism, foreign interference and cyber security. He has also been instrumental in building multi-agency capability in the pursuit of national security goals. He has considerable experience in facilitating an environment that promotes the sharing and use of expertise within national security contexts, and has done so with Australian and international partners.

Jon holds an Executive Master of Public Administration (ANU) and a Bachelor of Science (UNSW). Jon is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has experience as a non-executive Director within the not-for-profit sector.

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