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FREE Public Lecture 1 - co-organised with Asialink
Date: 10 August 2011
Time: 6.15-8.00 pm
Location: Asialink - Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre,
The University of Melbourne (Corner Swanston Street and Monash Road)
Professor Hugh White - Choosing sides: Shaping our relationships in the Asian Century
Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies and Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. His work focuses on Australian strategic and defence policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, and global strategic affairs; primarily how they influence Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
He has served as an intelligence analyst with the Office of National Assessments, as a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, as a senior adviser on the staffs of Defence Minister Kim Beazley and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and as a senior official in the Department of Defence, where from 1995 to 2000 he was Deputy Secretary for Strategy and Intelligence, and as the first Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). In the 1970's he studied philosophy at Melbourne and Oxford Universities.
Professor White has written widely and his career highlights include being the Senior Adviser 1985-1991 to Defence Minister and Prime Minister; 1995-2000 Deputy Secretary for Strategy, Department of Defence; 2001-2004 Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
FREE public lecture 2 - co-organised with AIIA
Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA)
Date: 11 August 2011
Time: 7-8.30 pm
Location:AIIA, Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road East Melbourne
RSVP: please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 03 9654 7271 to book your place.
Professor Gilbert Rozman - China's Grand Strategy - Past, Present and Future
China's increasing economic and military capabilities have attracted much attention in recent years. How should the world, especially the United States and its allies in Asia and Australasia, respond to this emerging great power? An answer requires not only understanding the speed and extent of China's rise, but also answering questions that have received much less attention: what is China's grand strategy, and what does this grand strategy imply for international peace and security in the coming years—and, most critically, what are the prospects for an increasingly prominent China and a dominant United States to rise to the challenge of managing their inevitable disagreements?
Professor Gilbert Rozman is the Musgrave Professor of Sociology at Princeton University where he has studied rapidly changing Asian societies for more than four decades. Professor Rozman is a Research Associate at Korea University and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.