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Upcoming events

    • 31 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • TBA

    Call for Speakers - Kokoda Next

    Your Opportunity to Shake and Shape Australia's Security Thinking

    The date for Kokoda Next is 28 November 2014.

    Kokoda Next is your opportunity as a Future Strategic Leader to produce and present a six-minute burst of fresh ideas, insights and thoughts to a high-powered audience of Defence and national security leaders, including current and former service chiefs, departmental and agency leaders, leading academics, and think-tank executives. It’s the kind of audience that normally has the podium. This time, it’s you – and they’re listening to what you have to say. It’s your opportunity to influence the future. Submit your speaker application before Monday 31 October

    • 07 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • 09 Nov 2014
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus

    Future Strategic Leaders' Congress

    Australia’s Role in Addressing Global Nuclear Security Challenges

    7-9 Nov 2014
    ANU Coastal Campus, Kioloa

    With the World’s attention focused on the threat posed by violent extremists in Iraq and the escalating conflict in Ukraine, it is timely that we remind ourselves of the threat posed by nuclear weapons – one that could add a further horrific dimension to modern conflict.

    Despite the lack of media coverage, nuclear weapons pose an ever-present and existential threat. There are at least 23,000 nuclear warheads still in existence, with a combined blast capacity equivalent to 150,000 Hiroshima bombs. The US and Russia together have over 22,000 and France, the UK, China, India, Pakistan and Israel around 1,000 between them. Nearly half of all warheads are still operationally deployed, and the US and Russia each have over 2,000 weapons on dangerously high alert, ready to be launched immediately – within a decision window of just 4-8 minutes for each president – in the event of a perceived attack (International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, 2009).

    The threats and risks associated with the failure to prevent new states acquiring nuclear weapons, to stop any terrorist actor gaining access to such weapons, properly manage a rapid expansion in civil nuclear energy and to persuade existing nuclear-armed states to disarm, defy inaction.

    This Congress is centered on exploring the various facets of global nuclear security, ranging from the nuclear weapons proliferation threats posed by aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle through to non proliferation, disarmament and counter proliferation. Alongside exploring these issues, participants will have the opportunity to discuss Australia’s role in promoting global nuclear security with experts in the field.

    Prices have increased to reflect the true and increasing costs of running the Congress and is now based on cost recovery.  Previously the Foundation has heavily subsidised participants and this is no longer viable. We appreciate your understanding and we thank you for your support.

    • 25 Nov 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College


    The primary items of business anticipated at the AGM are:
    • Consideration of minutes of the last AGM held on 26  November 2013
    • Consideration of the Auditor’s Report for FY 13/14
    • Consideration of the Directors’ Report for FY 13/14
    • Chairman’s presentation on the Foundation’s activities
    • Changes to the constitution
    • Election of Directors
    • Any other business
    • 28 Nov 2014
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Palace Electric Theatre, New Acton Nishi Building, 2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra

    Kokoda Next

    Don’t Expect a Normal Conference.

    Expect the Future.

    Picture this. Seven future strategic leaders* delivering six-minute bursts about a topic they’re passionate about a topic they also feel is of importance to Australia’s national security.

    And their talks are engaging, edgy and arguing a specific point or position. Expect innovative thinking and insights, even some controversy. A sloppy slide-show it’s not.

    It runs for one hour in the arthouse-style setting of Palace Electric Theatre, and is followed by a networking event.  It is your chance to engage in conversation with Australia’s future security leaders.

    This is Kokoda Next.

    *speakers are currently being selected from an overwhelming list of applicants.  We will advise the list of speakers shortly.

    • 31 Dec 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • TBA

    The Kokoda Foundation runs a series of invitation-only Executive Business Breakfasts throughout the year.  If you are interested in receiving an invitation, please register your interest here.

    The Kokoda Foundation Executive Business Breakfast series is proudly supported by Accenture and JBS


Past events

01 Oct 2014 Kokoda Foundation Spring Networking Event
30 Sep 2014 FSLP Seminar: Indonesian Defence Industry: Moving Towards to Self-Reliance?
07 Aug 2014 Cyber Security:Is Your Business Ready?
25 Jul 2014 FSLP Networking Function following Kokoda Next
25 Jul 2014 Kokoda Next
01 Jul 2014 USI of the ACT White Paper (WP15) series
27 Jun 2014 New Kokoda Paper Launch: Australian Defence Logistics: The Need to Enable and Equip Logistics Transformation
06 Jun 2014 Call for Speakers for Kokoda Next: Your Opportunity to Shake & Shape Australia’s Security Thinking
05 Jun 2014 FSLP and USI of the ACT White Paper (WP15) Panels
30 May 2014 Future Strategic Leaders' Congress
22 May 2014 FSLP Seminar: Lieutenant General George Petkos
30 Apr 2014 New Kokoda Paper Launch: Getting it Right: Integrating the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise
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
14 Mar 2013 National Security Careers Night 2013
12 Dec 2012 Washington YSLF
26 Nov 2012 Kokoda Foundation Special Seminar
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
25 Jan 2012 Washington YSLF - AMB Kim Beazley and AMB Richard Armitage
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
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
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
24 Feb 2011 National Security Coordination in Australia, Duncan Lewis
03 Dec 2010 Young Strategic Leaders' Congress (December)
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
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