Past Events

Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Castle Room, King O'Malleys, Civic ACT


    IFRS welcomes all members and their guests to our first networking social event for 2016. Guests will have the opportunity to network with peers, seasoned professionals, and hear about what the Institute's Future Leaders Committee has planned for this coming year.

    VIP guests and IFRS board members will also be in attendance.

    Come along to immerse yourself in the national security community, and join IFRS for our first event in  2016!

    Free to attend.

    Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar.

    • 25 Feb 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College Weston Creek

    Mr Kerim Balci

    A look into why Western Academics and Intellectuals fail to understand the dynamics of terrorism in the Muslim World and what should be done to counter the root causes of violent extremism at this time.

    Turkish writer, journalist and academician Kerim Balci is recently the Editor-in-Chief of Turkish Review, a bimonthly journal published by Zaman Media Group of Turkey.  Balci is a frequent columnist in Today’s Zaman and Zaman dailies, both the largest circulating newspapers in their boulevards, and correspondents to several local and international TV channels on issues related to the Middle East.

     Apart from his professional job in journalism, Balci works with interfaith dialogue groups in Europe to promote multiculturalism in Europe. He served as the President of the London based Dialogue Society for two and a half years before his current assignment in Istanbul. He has edited a book named Whose War? in Turkish dealing with the Iraqi War and published an album called Ottoman Jerusalem in Photographs (IRCICA, Istanbul, 2009, Published in Turkish, English and Arabic.) and another album with modern photographs of the city called Kutsallığın Başkenti Kudüs [Jerusalem: Capital of Sanctity](TİMAŞ, Istanbul, 2011). Balcı published several articles in academic and popular books and encyclopedias, mainly about the Middle East, Turkish Politics, US Policy in the Middle East, and interfaith dialogue.

    Kerim Balci studied Physics and Political Science and International Relations in the Bosporus University of Turkey. He has an MA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the city where he served as the representative of Zaman Turkish Daily for eight years. Balci is currently a PhD candidate at the Durham University of the UK on linguistic philosophy.

    This event is held in partnership with the Bluestar Intercultural Centre.

    • 02 Mar 2016
    • 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Blamey Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek ACT

    The National Security Careers Night is an exclusive careers night for university graduates and young professionals who work in the national security community or aspire to do so. The Careers Night provides young leaders with valuable insights into the national security community, featuring presentations on the roles, activities and professional development opportunities in private and government organisations.

    The Careers Night is a annual event held in March when most of the represented organisations are recruiting. This year's Careers night will be held at the Blamey Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, ACT.

    Organisations expected to participate include:

    • Attorney-General’s Department
    • Australian Crime Commission
    • Australian Federal Police
    • Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation
    • Australian Secret Intelligence Service
    • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
    • Australian Signals Directorate
    • Defence Intelligence Organisation
    • Defence Strategic Policy
    • Department of  Immigration and Border Protection
    • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
    • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Office of National Assessments  


    The Future Strategic Leaders’ Program is proudly supported by the Australian Department of Defence and the Noetic Group

    Noetic is an international consultancy providing professional services to the government, not-for-profit, national security and defence, mining and oil and gas, infrastructure and emergency management sectors worldwide.

Past events

03 Dec 2015 FSLP End-of-Year Networking Event
18 Nov 2015 FSLP Seminar: The seedy underbelly of cybercrime with Chris Pogue
05 Nov 2015 FSLP Spring Networking Event
23 Sep 2015 FSLP Seminar: Countering Radicalisation
25 Jun 2015 FSLP Winter Networking Event
17 Jun 2015 Cybersecurity - a work still in progress: Seminar with Keith Lowry
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
12 Mar 2015 National Security Careers Night 2015 - Canberra
03 Dec 2014 Kokoda Foundation Summer Networking Event
01 Oct 2014 Kokoda Foundation Spring Networking Event
30 Sep 2014 FSLP Seminar: Indonesian Defence Industry: Moving Towards to Self-Reliance?
01 Jul 2014 USI of the ACT White Paper (WP15) series
05 Jun 2014 FSLP and USI of the ACT White Paper (WP15) Panels
22 May 2014 FSLP Seminar: Lieutenant General George Petkos
03 Apr 2014 FSLP and USI of the ACT Seminar: Andrew Balmaks
27 Mar 2014 National Security Careers Night 2014
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
28 Nov 2012 2012 Kokoda Foundation Annual General Meeting
26 Nov 2012 Kokoda Foundation Special Seminar
15 Nov 2012 Implications for Australia of the United States Pivot to the Indo Pacific - 2012 Annual Dinner
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
15 Mar 2012 YSLF March Networking Event
25 Jan 2012 Washington YSLF - AMB Kim Beazley and AMB Richard Armitage
19 Jan 2012 Media Launch "Sub Judice: Australia's Future Submarine"
30 Nov 2011 Kokoda Foundation Annual General Meeting
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
22 Sep 2011 Strategic Tides in Asia - Challenges and Opportunities: 2020-2030- 2011 Annual Seminar Dinner
22 Sep 2011 Young Strategic Leaders Professional Development Workshop 2011
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
25 May 2011 Media Launch "Under the Sea Air Gap: Australia’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Challenge"
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
23 Mar 2011 Kokoda Sydney Seminar - Optimising Australia's Response to the Cyber Challenge
24 Feb 2011 National Security Coordination in Australia, Duncan Lewis
04 Feb 2011 "Optimising Australia's Response to the Cyber Challenge" Media Launch
19 Jan 2011 General Sir David Richards GCB, CBE, DSO, ADC, Chief of the Defence Staff, UK Armed Forces
03 Dec 2010 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (December)
19 Nov 2010 Options for Enhancing Trilateral Security Cooperation in the Western Pacific - Closed Workshop
18 Nov 2010 Enhancing Trilateral Security Cooperation in the Western Pacific - Annual Seminar Dinner
13 Oct 2010 Kokoda Foundation Annual General Meeting
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