Upcoming Events


National Aus - CSCAP Regional Security Issues Forum

04 September 2008 to 05 September 2008

Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room Level 1 / Sidney Myer Asia Centre University of Melbourne (Gate 4) Swanston Street Parkville VIC 3010

·         Keynote address by The Hon Stephen Smith, Minister for Foreign Affairs on regional security issues and implications for Australia.

·         Interactive panel discussions on issues including security implications of resource ownership in Australia, the state of the ‘war on terror’, planning for nuclear proliferation control, developments in the ASEAN Regional Forum, prospects for an ‘Asia Pacific Community’ and an Indonesia update.

·         Discussion of the White Paper on Defence Planning.

Speakers and panel discussants include senior officials from the Commonwealth Government, senior representatives from business and leading academics from the Melbourne-based universities as well as the ANU.

The Forum will be led by Aus-CSCAP Co - Chairs Professors Tony Milner and Des Ball and supported by Asialink at the University of Melbourne.