Past events

05
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Public Lecture

Australia and Africa: a new friend from the South?

Dr Nikola Pijović

Does Australia ‘punch below its weight’ in Africa?

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03
Sep
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Conference

The Xinjiang emergency: exploring the context, evidence and implications

Michael Clarke, Elise Anderson, Darren Byler, Sandrine Catris, Thomas Cliff, Timothy A. Grose, Anna Hayes, Samantha Hoffman, James Leibold, Sean Roberts, Joanne Smith-Finley

Researchers estimate that since 2016 one million people have been detained without trial

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29
Aug
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Public Seminar

The importance of national security and careers in national security policy

Professor Rory Medcalf, Dr Sue Thompson

ANU National Security College academics will share their insights

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23
Aug
2019
National Security College | Seminar

NSC Alumni Breakfast - National Security Workforce Planning: Developing Contemporary Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Mr Nicholas Rasmussen & Air Commodore Sue McGready, CSC

Breakfast available from 7.30am. Seminar to commence at 8am.

This NSC alumni breakfast seminar will explore contemporary issues facing workforce development in the national security community. How does the changing security landscape and future operating environment influence the knowledge, skills and attributes required by government employees (including ADF personnel) today? Are the current skills and capabilities of contemporary government employees relevant to emerging challenges facing Australia? And, how can government build leaders to navigate policy and operations in an era of uncertainty? This seminar will examine how government can capture non-traditional skill sets, and foster career mobility between agencies and between the private sector.

Speakers:

Mr Nicholas Rasmussen, Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Australian National University

Mr Nicholas Rasmussen is Senior Director for National Security and Counterterrorism Programs at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. Rasmussen is a national security professional with over twenty-seven years in U.S. government service, including in senior counterterrorism posts at the White House and in the U.S. Intelligence Community from 2001 to 2017. He concluded his government career as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), leading more than 1,000 professionals from across the Intelligence Community, federal government, and federal contractor workforce. Rasmussen served in senior posts across three administrations, including as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council staff under Presidents Bush and Obama before being appointed Director of NCTC by President Obama and continuing his tenure at the request of President Trump’s administration.

From 1991-2001, he served in policy positions at the Department of State, focused on the Middle East. He holds appointments as Distinguished Professor of Practice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University as Visiting Professor of Practice at the School of Law, University of Texas at Austin; as Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the National Security College of Australia National University; and as Non-resident Fellow at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law. Rasmussen holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Air Commodore Sue McGready, CSC, Director General Defence Force Recruiting, Australian Defence Force

Air Commodore McGready is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australian Command and Staff College and the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. She undertook operational service in Somalia with the United Nations. She has 30 years of experience in logistics and personnel in the Australian Defence Force and is currently Director General Defence Force Recruiting.

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14
Aug
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Public Seminar

The changing landscape of terror: from 9/11 to right-wing extremism

Mark Kenny, Nick Rasmussen, Dr Kristy Campion, Jacinta Carroll, and Alex Mann

Five leaders in policy, counter-terrorism operations, journalism and academia come together for a discussion on the evolution of terror.

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01
Aug
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | Recruiting

National security policy careers evening

Presenters from the Commonwealth

The National Security College invites undergraduate and postgraduate students who would like to work in the national security community, to an evening with presenters from the Commonwealth as well as the private sector.

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Security in Southeast Asia: risks and opportunities
18
Jun
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Seminar

Security in Southeast Asia: risks and opportunities

Seti Dewi, Pham Quynh Trung and Arvind Jayaram

Hear senior journalists from the region discuss national security in Southeast Asia

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Security and Diversity: An evening with Catherine McGregor
17
Jun
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Other

Security and diversity: an evening with Catherine McGregor

Catherine McGregor

Join us over a glass of wine to chat with Catherine and staff from the National Security College to consider your own pathway into meaningful and valuable career.

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National Security College
27
Mar
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Public Seminar

US foreign policy in the 2020 presidential race, and where to after Trump?

Ms Laura Rosenberger

What is the future of US foreign policy and how will it be influenced by the 2020 presidential election?

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International Women's Day 2019 - 8 March 2019
08
Mar
2019
Crawford School of Public Policy | National Security College | Function

Alumni event - Women in National Security Redux - afternoon tea

The Hon Gai Brodtmann MP and Dr Kori Schake

The National Security College warmly invites you to a ‘Women in National Security Redux’ afternoon tea in celebration of International Women’s Day. The WiNS Conference is a signature activity of the NSC. Join us to share ideas on the future of national and international security, and to build new leadership networks.

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