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The following are non-Kokoda Foundation events which you may find of interest.  Please respond directly to the hosting organisations.

Attorney-General's Department

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Conference 2013

The Attorney-General's Department will host the third Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) Conference from 18-19 April 2013 at Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne.

This year's conference theme is CIR: a smart investment.

The conference is an initiative under the Australian Government's CIR strategy, and aims to help develop and maintain an effective business to government partnership with owners and operators, and enhance the resilience of Australia's critical infrastructure.

The program features a range of world leading experts on risk management, business continuity and organisational resilience.

The preliminary program and registration information is available from the Trusted Information Sharing Network website.

Critical Infrastructure Resilience 2013 Conference | a smart investment 
18-19 April 2013, Melbourne | Email cirevent@ag.gov.au

Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO)

inquiries: Please email or visit the AIPIO website

The Australian Institute of Company Directors in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) welcomes you to a briefing

The Analysis of Diversity at Board and Executive Level
by Cai Kjaer from Optimice Summary
Recent analysis conducted by Optimice highlights the links between the 12, 000 board members sitting on the 2,000ASX listed companies. In spite of all the IT enablement and business process reengineering over the last 20 years organisations are still all about people.
Diversity is not just about gender, it’s about tapping into a plentiful pool of qualified candidates, generating new observations, bringing new voices, experiences and methodologies to the decision-making process.
Getting the right mix at Board and Executive level to drive organisational efficiency, effectiveness and innovation!
Date: 26 March 2013
Time: Registration from 5.15pm. Briefing concludes at 7.30pm when refreshments and canapés will be served
Venue: The Bradman Room, Manuka Oval
Self-Registration: http://members.aipio.asn.au/Events.aspx
Non-members: RSVP via secretariat@aipio.asn.au
Cost: $40 AIPIO financial members - $58 non-members
More information is available here
University of Canberra National Security Institute Lecture Series
 For more information visit the National Security Institute website
The links below will give you more information regarding the lecture or take you to a video/story.
22 Feb - Mr Warren King, CEO of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Department of Defence
22 Mar - Mr Mike Rothery, FAS, Attorney-General’s Department
26 Apr - Ms Michelle Grattan, Political Editor of the Age
31 May - His Excellency Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, the Ambassador to Australia from the Republic of Indonesia

USI of the ACT

The USI of the ACT usually holds evening lecture meetings on the first Wednesday of each month (except January) at the Australian Defence College (ADC), Weston Creek which includes free bar snacks in the Weston Creek Mess. Access passes for ADC presentations are available at the gate. It also holds late afternoon lectures on a mid-month basis at the Russell Offices R-1 ground floor Theatrette, which is accessible to the general public without requiring an access pass.
inquiries: Please email or visit the RUSI website

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2013
Place: R1 Theatrette
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Topic: ASPI Panel Presentation "Three Perspectives on the 2013 Defence White Paper"
USI will present a panel of ASPI principals providing their thoughts on the forthcoming 2013 White Paper on Defence. Panelists will be:
Dr Andrew Davies: Andrew has been with ASPI since 2006. He has written extensively on ADF capability and force structuring issues, including platform options for air and maritime combat, industry issues, decision-making in the Department of Defence. He has an ongoing interest in the future submarine and joint strike fighter projects, and his work on both has made an important contribution to the public understanding of those projects here and abroad.

Dr Ben Schreer; Ben joined ASPI as Senior Analyst for defence strategy in January 2013. His primary research interest is in the area of Australian defence strategy and Asian defence developments. He is also working on the future of US military strategy in Asia and its implications for Australia. Previously, Ben was the deputy head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the ANU where he taught strategy at the graduate level, including in the Military Studies Program at the Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC).

Mark Thomson: Mark joined Department of Defence in the mid-1990s and over the next five years worked on financial management, organisational change and force development. In this period, he was deployed as a civilian truce monitor to Bougainville in 1997 and as political-military adviser to the INTERFET Commander in 1999. In 2002, Mark joined ASPI as inaugural director of the Budget and Management Program. In 2008 and 2009, Mark was a member of the ministerial advisory panel for the Defence White Paper.

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2013
Place: ADC Spender Theatre
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Topic: ANU Adjunct Fellow John McFarlane will speak on: 'The Strategic impact of Corruption'

Date: Wednesday 17 April 2013
Place: R1 Theatrette, Russell Offices
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Topic: Mr David Gould, GM Submarines, DMO will speak on: 'New Submarine Program'

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