Canberra: FSLP - Stephan de Spiegeleire, Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

  • 29 Aug 2013
  • 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek ACT


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Future Strategic Leaders' Program

Bridging the Gap between 'Knowledge ' and 'Decision-Making' for National Security

Stephan de Spiegeleire

Senior Defence Scientist,
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

Thursday 29 August 2013
 at 5.45 for 6pm - 7.30

Spender Theatre,
Australian Defence College, Weston Creek

As we move into the 'knowledge age', the links between national security decision-makers and the unprecedented knowledge explosion inside and outside of academia are likely to become even more essential than they are today. During the Cold War, our defence and security establishments became accustomed to one particular form of interaction between knowledge and defence/security that served its purpose quite well. But it remains to be seen whether that legacy setup still fulfills the innovation and adaptivity requirements of today, let alone of the future. Stephan will survey some recent trends on both the supply side and the demand side of this 'market' in the Transatlantic community (which he is most familiar with). He will argue that advanced liberal democracies may still have an edge in this area, but only if they accept major changes in the ways in which this interaction is structured

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