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State of the Region Masterclass

Speaker: Distinguished panel of strategic experts
Date: 15th Mar 2017 8:30am 15th Mar 2017 6:30pm
Venue: ASPI L2, 40 Macquarie St, Barton ACT

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Sold Out!The State of the Region Masterclass was a one-day intensive program providing a strategic update and outlook for the year ahead.

A team of Australia’s leading defence and security experts explored the critical issues and challenges facing the region, including: What’s changed since the 2016 Defence White Paper? Strategic overview for the year ahead, Operational outlook for 2017, Regional defence budgets and military capability, Our near neighbourhood: Asia-Pacific Update and Insights from the Foreign Correspondents.


Speakers included:

  • Mr Dennis Richardson AO, Secretary, Department of Defence
  • The Hon Kim Beazley AC, Senior Fellow, ASPI
  • Mr Peter Jennings PSM, Executive Director, ASPI
  • Dr Andrew Davies, Director – Defence & Strategy Programs, ASPI
  • Dr Mark Thomson, Senior Analyst, ASPI
  • Dr John Blaxland, Senior Fellow, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre
  • Emeritus Professor Carlyle Thayer, UNSW Canberra
  • Mr Bob Lowry, President (ACT Branch), AIIA
  • Dr Rod Lyon, Senior Fellow, ASPI
  • Dr Amy King, Lecturer Strategic & Defence Studies Centre
  • Vice Admiral David Johnston AM RAN, Chief Joint Operations, Department of Defence
  • Mr Greg Sheridan AO, Foreign Editor, The Australian

Selected sessions of the Masterclass were recorded and are being made available on the ASPI You Tube channel;


State of the Region 2017 Masterclass - Slides - PDF (10.9 MB)