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Security Challenges Of Antarctica And The Southern Ocean – RUSI-Tasmania

June 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - June 17, 2022 @ 2:00 am

The Royal United Services Institute – Hobart, in conjunction with the Institute For Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, and with the support of the Australian Institute of International Affairs – Tasmania, is conducting a major seminar to explore Australia’s security challenges in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

The format of the day:
• 4 key speakers; 35mins each, plus a 5 minute response from a Responder; plus 20 min Q&A.
• A final moderated Panel Session with Q&A and thematic discussion arising from the proceedings of the day. The Panel will consist of Speakers, Responders and potentially other invtited panel member
• All sessions will have rapporteurs to help guide the final panel discussion.

For attendance: https://www.trybooking.com/BZDHC

0930 Welcome:

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Hodge (Retired) RUSI Tasmania National Director.

Opening Remarks:

Madeleine Ogilvie MHA, Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries and Minister for Science and Technology.

Introduction of Chair:

Dr Tony Press (IMAS Chair throughout) University of Tasmania, Ex-Director AAD.

0935 Opening Address:

Australia’s Antarctic Interests and the Current Context

Ms Gaia Puleston, General Manager Australian Antarctic Division.

1030 Morning Tea
1100 Keynote Address

Technological Dimensions for the Oceans, Land and Space

Dr Malcolm Davis-Senior Fellow Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

1200 Lunch
1300 Keynote Address

Do Arctic geopolitics influence the Antarctic?

Associate Professor Nengye Liu – School of Law – Macquarie University

1400 Keynote Address

Conflict scenarios in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

A/Prof Jeff McGee University of Tasmania

1500 Q&A and Panel Session

Chaired by Dr Tony Press, University of Tasmania, this session will explore the future of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and the implications for Australia’s national interests. (Speakers, session and responders and additional guests).

1555 Closing remarks: Chair


June 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
June 17, 2022 @ 2:00 am


Sir Stanley Burbury Theatre
University of Tasmania
Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005 Australia
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