Annual Dinner 2015: Australia-U.S.-Japan cooperation: enhancing stability and access to the maritime commons

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


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  • Air Chief Marshal Binskin AC, Chief of the Defence Force

  • 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)

Japanese guests include

Mr Takaaki Asano, Tokyo Foundation
Gen (ret) Shigeru Iwasaki AO, former Japan Self
Defense Force
Prof Ken Jimbo, Keio University
Dr Fumiaki Kubo, The University of Tokyo
Mr Hiroyuki Namazu, Japan National Security Secretariat
Dr Tomotaka Shoji, Japan National Institute for Defense Studies
Dr Seiichiro Takagi, Japan Institute for International Affairs
Mr  Tomoyuki Tono, Japan Ministry of Defense
MajGen Hiroaki Uchikura, Japan Air Self Defense Force

US guests include:

Dr Dan Chiu, Atlantic Council
Mr Elbridge Colby, Centre for a New American Security
Dr Ralph Cossa, Pacific Forum CSIS
DCM Tom Dougherty, US Embassy   
Prof Aaron Friedberg, Princeton University
Gen (Ret.) David H. Petraeus AO, KKR Global Institute
Mrs. Kristi Rogers, Aspen Medical International
The Hon. Mike Rogers, Hudson Institute
Mr Michael Schiffer, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee 
Dr Amy Searight, U.S. Department of Defense
Mr Vance Serchuk, KKR Global Institute

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