National Security College public seminars
Dr Trevor Findlay
Proliferation Alert! The International Atomic Energy Agency and Non-Compliance Reporting
Dr Trevor Findlay will present the findings of his two-year research project on how the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deals with cases of non-compliance with nuclear safeguards, prepared for Harvard University.
Professor Naoyuki Agawa
Understanding Japan’s new security policy: constitutional and historical perspectives
Will Japan’s new security laws enable it to play a more active and constructive role in the Indo-Pacific region? In this seminar, Professor Naoyuki Agawa will explain the context for the laws, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stated policy of “proactively contributing” to peace.
Professor Rory Medcalf and NSC experts
New thinking about Australian security
In this series of public seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Professor Rory Medcalf will outline the need for fresh thinking and an inclusive approach to national security in the uncertain years ahead. A panel discussion with NSC academics will follow.
Dr Sheila Smith
Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China
Dr Sheila Smith will discuss her new book, Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China, which explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it navigates its relationship with an advancing China.
Professor Takashi Shiraishi
2015 Australia-Japan Foundation Address: Japan’s evolving national security policy – implications for the region
Professor Takashi Shiraishi will address the background of Japan’s security policies, the nature of the ongoing Diet debate on the security legislation, and the implications of Abe’s security reform agenda for the wider region. Listen to the podcast or watch the video at the link below.
Dr Khalid Koser
Migration and security: rhetoric and reality
In this seminar, Dr Khalid Koser outlines key aspects of the broader migration and security discussion and how it is changing, as well as discussing some ideas about how migration should be part of the solution.Watch the video
Associate Professor Sarah Percy
Crime on the high seas: Challenges for Australia’s maritime security
In this seminar, Associate Professor Sarah Percy will argue that many of the maritime security threats facing Australia are linked hybrid criminal-security threats. Piracy, smuggling of people, weapons and drugs, and illegal, unauthorized and underreported fishing are all criminal activities that have security implications for Australia.
Dr Matthew Sussex
Bringing the bear back in: why Russia matters for Australian security
In this seminar, Dr Matthew Sussex will examine some of the key geopolitical, institutional and normative impacts that a resurgent Russia is beginning to have in the new ‘Asian Century’.
Dr Stephan Fruhling
Back to the future? US alliances and extended nuclear deterrence
Understanding the future of extended nuclear deterrence will be critical as Australia engages more closely with strategic developments in Northeast Asia. In this seminar, Dr Stephan Frühling presents emerging conclusions from an ongoing project examining the management of extended deterrence in Europe and Asia.
Professor Rory Medcalf
Towards a new Australian Security
In his inaugural public seminar, incoming Head of College Rory Medcalf argues for inclusiveness in the way we define and pursue Australia’s present and future national security interests.