2014 Annual Dinner: Trilateral Dinner with Australia, the United States and Japan

Advancing US-Japan-Australia Tri-lateral Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: Identifying Obstacles || Finding Solutions

Thursday 4 September 2014
National Gallery of Australia

Key Speakers:
  • The Hon. Mr Tony Abbott MP, The Prime Minister of Australia (or representative)
  • His Excellency Yoshitaka Akimoto, Japanese Ambassador to Australia (confirmed)
  • His Excellency John Berry, US Ambassador to Australia (confirmed)
  • General Hawk Carlisle, Commander, Pacific Air Forces (COMPACAF) (Confirmed)

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Security Challenges: Intelligence and Security Issues for Australia

In this issue, ADBR competition winner David Schaefer investigates intelligence reform with a focus on the relentless growth of the information collected for the foreign intelligence assessment process.

Shandon Harris-Hogan investigates Jihadism in Australia, Rita Parker and Jenny Stewart examine energy and food security, while David Brewster looks at the India-Australia security and defence relationship.

In addition, Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect assesses the role of poison gas and diplomacy in the Syrian conflict while Guy Roberts looks at the China policies of US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and what this can reveal about managing this relationship in the 21st Century.

For links to article details and full-text PDF, see the table of contents of this edition. Hard copies can be ordered here.



Chairman’s Circle – a special level of Kokoda Membership

The Chairman’s Circle is an exclusive level of membership of the Foundation which recognises publicly the support and assistance that an individual or a company provides.  It enables people to help contribute to the national security debate by supporting the Foundation in a philanthropic manner.

As a member of the Chairman’s Circle you will receive all the benefits of general membership including receiving Security Challenges, research papers and invitations to Kokoda events and activities.  Whenever possible members of the Chairman’s Circle will receive exclusive invitations to Kokoda Closed workshop activities and VIP access at our larger events. Please note closed workshop invitations are issued based on subject matter expertise and required security clearances.

In addition all members of the Chairman’s Circle will be listed on the Kokoda Foundation website, acknowledged in the Annual Report to members and welcomed formally in Kokoda’s quarterly newsletters.

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More information on all membership levels and online registration is available here

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