Events 

Upcoming Events

    • 31 Jul 2015
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College Weston Creek

    The IFRS, in partnership with the Defence Joint Capability Coordination Division, is seeking nominations from interested people to be included in an future leaders workshop on the Future Operating Environment 2035 - Development Plan.

    The workshop will be held on Thursday 13 August 2015 at the Australian Defence College.  EOIs will close Friday 31 July. successful applicants will be notified by Friday 7 August and will be provided with the plan for the workshop for consideration.  Please ensure the 13th August is free if registering your interest.

    In particular, and limited to 30 participants, we are looking for people under 26 (university students, those new to the work force, non-defence employees) with expertise/interest/research areas in at least one of the following menu items (to the extent you can contribute intelligently). 

    Category Group 1:

    • Geopolitics
    • Economics
    • Governance

    Category Group 2:

    • Climate
    • Resources
    • Energy

    Category Group 3:

    • People
    • Culture

    Category Group 4:

    • Technology: Bioengineering
    • Technology: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
    • Technology: ICT (Cyber)
    • Technology: ICT (Quantum)
    • Technology: ICT (General)
    • Technology: Nano-technology
    • Technology: Energy Technology

    The intended outcomes of the workshop include

    Primary:

    Does the FOE document characterise the selected drivers and trends suitably?

    Has the specific scenario and/or trend descriptions omitted/mischaracterised any aspects of the selected drivers/trends?

    What hasn't been thought of to better enrich our characterisation of the scenarios & category descriptions?

    Secondary/Optional:

    What are your views on the FOE's determinations on (1) conflict sources; (2) Australia's national security interests and (3) likely implications for employment of ADF/Defence elements?


    • 12 Aug 2015
    • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College Weston Creek





     


    The IFRS Women in National Security (WiNS) program, in partnership with the Australian Army, is hosting a panel of successful senior women working in the field of national security to explore the topic of Women in Leadership and Strategy: Is Australia at a tipping point?

    During the event, our speakers will discuss Australia’s current status of women in leadership and strategy, how far we’ve come and where it might head in the future.

    The Women in National Security (WiNS) initiative aims to present positive role models, develop networks and encourage women to take up and retain careers and leadership roles within national security. 

    Guest Speakers / Panel

    Ms Kathryn Campbell, CSC
    Secretary, Department of Human

    Services

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    Professor Audrey Cronin
    Keogh Chair 2015

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      Ms Justine Greig
    Assistant Secretary, People Strategy & Culture, Department of Defence12 August 2015

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    MAJGEN Simone Wilkie, AM
    Head Joint Enables and Commander Australian Defence College, Australian Army

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    The IFRS would like to thank the Department of Defence for the use of the Australian Defence College venue facilities.





    • 26 Aug 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Butters Auditorium Engineers House 8 National Circuit Barton ACT

     The IFRS in partnership with Engineers Australia                      

                  

    On 25 June 15 the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee released its report on “Australia's Transport Energy Resilience and Sustainability.”  This issue affects us all and the Report makes three recommendations to the Australian Government.  John Blackburn was instrumental in raising the issue of transport fuel security in his ground breaking work with NRMA, which was confronting and compelling in the picture it painted.  John will reflect on the outcomes of the Senate inquiry and the potential next steps in securing Australia’s liquid fuel security.

    Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO (Retired). 

    John retired from the Royal Australian Air Force in 2008 as Deputy Chief of Air Force. He is a consultant in the fields of Defence and National Security Systems.  He is the Deputy Chairman of the Sir Richard Williams Foundations and Fellow of the Institute for Regional Security.  He holds a Masters of Arts and a Master of Defence Studies.  John has authored two Fuel security reports with the NRMA; the first, Australia’s Liquid Fuel Security in February 2013, and the second, Australia’s Liquid Fuel Security Pt 2, in February 2014. 






    • 02 Sep 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College Weston Creek

    Leveraging Talent and Ambition: Major Career Challenges and Solutions for Women in National Security

    Ms Kristi Rogers

    Chairman of the Board for Aspen Medical International and
    Chair of the Women in National Security group within BENS (Business Executives for National Security)

    The WiNS initiative aims to present positive role models and encourage women to take up and retain careers and leadership roles within national security.


    Ms Kristi Rogers

    Kristi M. Rogers has over 23 years’ experience in strategic business development, program management, corporate leadership, crisis communications and executive-level problem solving, as well as senior executive service in the federal government and in the defense and homeland security sectors.

    Ms. Rogers presently serves as Chairman of the Board for Aspen Medical International (AMI) and was most recently AMI’s (previously Aspen Healthcare Services) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Aspen, Ms. Rogers was a member of the Washington office of Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips where she provided strategic counsel and guidance to multiple clients across a variety of sectors.

    Previously, Ms. Rogers was President and CEO of Aegis LLC, a leading risk management and security company. She assisted the London-based Aegis Group in establishing Aegis LLC to provide government and corporate clients with a full spectrum of intelligence-led and culturally sensitive security solutions to operational and development challenges around the world.

    Kristi’s strategic advice and counsel are regularly sought on issues relating to strategic communications, security-sector reform and the role of business in complex and dynamic environments, including markets emerging from conflict.

    Ms. Rogers currently serves on the Board of Directors of Qualys Inc. and is founder and current chair of the Women in National Security group within BENS (Business Executives for National Security).




    • 03 Sep 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

    • The Hon Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia (invited)

    • His Excellency John Berry, US Ambassador to Australia (confirmed)

    • His Excellency Sumio Kusaka, Japanese Ambassador to Australia (confirmed)

    • Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Commanding General U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) (confirmed)


Past Events

25 Jun 2015 FSLP Winter Networking Event
17 Jun 2015 Cybersecurity - a work still in progress: Seminar with Keith Lowry
17 Jun 2015 Insider Breaches: Lunch Briefing with Keith Lowry
22 May 2015 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress: Maritime Flashpoints: Australia’s Critical Vulnerabilities
08 May 2015 Next Tech
07 May 2015 FSLP and USI of the ACT Seminar: LTGEN David Morrison AO
15 Apr 2015 FSLP Women in National Security (WINS) with LTGEN David Morrison AO
09 Apr 2015 FSLP and USI of the ACT Seminar: AIRMSHL Geoff Brown, AO
23 Mar 2015 Call for Speakers for Next Tech: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
17 Mar 2015 IFRS Inaugural Address on Regional Stability and Prosperity: The Hon Julie Bishop MP
12 Mar 2015 National Security Careers Night 2015 - Canberra
31 Dec 2014 Executive Business Breakfasts Register
03 Dec 2014 Kokoda Foundation Summer Networking Event
28 Nov 2014 FSLP Networking Function following Kokoda Next
07 Nov 2014 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress: Australia’s Role in Addressing Global Nuclear Security Challenges
04 Nov 2014 Call for Speakers for Kokoda Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
01 Oct 2014 Kokoda Foundation Spring Networking Event
30 Sep 2014 FSLP Seminar: Indonesian Defence Industry: Moving Towards to Self-Reliance?
07 Aug 2014 Cyber Security:Is Your Business Ready?
25 Jul 2014 FSLP Networking Function following Kokoda Next
25 Jul 2014 Kokoda Next
01 Jul 2014 USI of the ACT White Paper (WP15) series
27 Jun 2014 New Kokoda Paper Launch: Australian Defence Logistics: The Need to Enable and Equip Logistics Transformation
06 Jun 2014 Call for Speakers for Kokoda Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
05 Jun 2014 FSLP and USI of the ACT White Paper (WP15) Panels
30 May 2014 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress
22 May 2014 FSLP Seminar: Lieutenant General George Petkos
30 Apr 2014 New Kokoda Paper Launch: Getting it Right: Integrating the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise
03 Apr 2014 FSLP and USI of the ACT Seminar: Andrew Balmaks
27 Mar 2014 National Security Careers Night 2014
11 Mar 2014 Williams Foundation: AIR COMBAT OPERATIONS - 2025 AND BEYOND
05 Mar 2014 FSLP Women in National Security (WINS) Initiative
06 Dec 2013 FSLP Networking event
26 Nov 2013 2013 Kokoda Foundation Annual General Meeting
26 Sep 2013 FSLP September Networking Event - Canberra
18 Sep 2013 Future Strategic Leaders' Program and USI of the ACT: Brigadier Syed Aamer Raza
29 Aug 2013 Canberra: FSLP - Stephan de Spiegeleire, Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
21 Aug 2013 Future Strategic Leaders' Program and USI of the ACT: Is Australia a Fragile State?
10 Jul 2013 Canberra: Future Strategic Leaders' Program - Dr Phillip Karber
09 Jul 2013 Sydney: Future Strategic Leaders' Program - Dr Phillip Karber
20 Jun 2013 FSLP June Networking Event - Canberra
22 May 2013 Washington FSLP
01 May 2013 Future Strategic Leaders' Program and USI of the ACT AVM John Blackburn AO Retd
18 Apr 2013 FSLP April Networking Event
14 Mar 2013 National Security Careers Night 2013
19 Feb 2013 Sydney YSLF - Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas APM
13 Feb 2013 FSLP 2013 Launch Event
12 Dec 2012 Washington YSLF
26 Nov 2012 Kokoda Foundation Special Seminar
14 Nov 2012 Kokoda Foundation Professional Development Workshop 2012
30 Oct 2012 Kokoda Foundation Special Seminar
23 Oct 2012 Sydney YSLF - Prof Ross Babbage- The Military Rise of China: What Should the US and Australia Do?
18 Oct 2012 Canberra YSLF October Seminar - Mr Jason Mundy
19 Sep 2012 The Kokoda Young Strategic Leaders' Forum and USI of the ACT Present a Special September Seminar - MAJ GEN SOHAIL AHMAD KHAN
30 Aug 2012 YSLF August Networking Event
24 Jul 2012 Canberra YSLF - Challenges and Opportunities for Today’s Intelligence Community Dr Warren Tucker Director New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
21 Jun 2012 Canberra YSLF - Lieutenant General (retired) Agus Widjoyo
19 Apr 2012 Sydney Seminar - Senator The Hon David Feeney
12 Apr 2012 National Security Careers Night 2012
25 Jan 2012 Washington YSLF - AMB Kim Beazley and AMB Richard Armitage
21 Nov 2011 Canberra YSLF - Nick Harvey MP – Minister of State (Minister for the Armed Forces) for the Ministry of Defence
14 Nov 2011 Sydney Seminar - Angel Rabasa, RAND Corporation
03 Nov 2011 Canberra YSLF - The Coming Famine: Risks and Solutions For Global Food Security
08 Sep 2011 Canberra YSLF - National Crisis and Coordination Centre
27 Jul 2011 Canberra YSLF - Dr Tom Mahnken and David Hamon
19 Jul 2011 Sydney Seminar - Professor Michael L'Estrange
30 Jun 2011 Canberra YSLF - ASIO / ASIS: Their Role in the National Security Community
20 May 2011 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (May)
21 Apr 2011 YSLF April Seminar with Ambassador Jeffrey L. Bleich
24 Mar 2011 YSLF March Networking Event
24 Mar 2011 YSLF March Seminar Australia's Strategic Edge in 2030, Ross Babbage
24 Feb 2011 National Security Coordination in Australia, Duncan Lewis
03 Dec 2010 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (December)
30 Sep 2010 Collaborative Leadership, Roger Powell
09 Sep 2010 National Security in the 21st century – an address by the Director General of Security, ASIO, David Irvine
26 Aug 2010 Navy: Transition to Force 2030, RADM Davyd Thomas
29 Jul 2010 National Security in the Digital Age, Prakash Mirchandani
24 Jun 2010 Industry's Role in providing National Security
21 May 2010 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (May)
29 Apr 2010 Law and justice sector reform in the Pacific: How can Australia adapt its assistance to specific local contexts?
25 Mar 2010 National Security Careers Night