Australia’s defence policy reflects its geographic situation, as an island continent off the archipelago of South East Asia, and far removed from its traditional allies. For the last 4 decades, the US-Australia alliance was mostly driven by common security concerns of the global Cold War, regional instability and terrorism. With the rise of China, however, geography is once more becoming central to the US-Australia defence relationship, which will need to adapt to reflect this new situation. Dr. Stephan Frühling will discuss Australia's Defense Policy and the American Alliance.
Dr Stephan Frühling is the Associate Dean (Education) of the College of Asia and the Pacific, and Associate Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs. Currently, he is at Georgetown University as the 2017 Fulbright Professional Scholar in Australia-America Alliance Studies. From August to December 2015, he was the 'Partner across the globe' research fellow in the Research Division of the NATO Defense College in Rome. In 2014-2015, Stephan was a member of the Australian Government’s external panel of experts on the 2016 Defence White Paper.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies and the Asian Studies Program.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Room 302P, Intercultural Center
Georgetown University Main Campus
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
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