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Hugh White

How to Defend Australia: Hugh White in-conversation with Peter Hartcher

A brilliant and important book about Australia’s future Can Australia defend itself in the Asian century? How seriously ought we take the risk of war? Do we want to remain a middle power? What kind of strategy, and what Australian Defence Force, do we need? In this groundbreaking book, Hugh White considers these questions and more. With exceptional clarity and frankness, he makes the case for a reconceived defence of Australia. Along the way he offers intriguing insights into history, technology and the Australian way of war. Hugh White is the country’s most provocative, revelatory and yet realistic commentator on Australia’s strategic and defence orientation. In an age of power politics and armed rivalry in Asia, it is time for fresh thinking. In this controversial and persuasive contribution, White sets new terms for one of the most crucial conversations Australia needs to have.

Date:   Tuesday 16 July

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Gleebooks, Glebe

Price:   $12/$9/gleeclub free

Hugh White

How to Defend Australia: Melbourne launch

For decades in Australia we have assumed that America will prevent any serious emerging military threats to Australia, or defend us from them if they do, but now America's power in Asia is waning and those old assumptions are no longer valid.

So what now? We have never really tried to defend ourselves independently, but now we may have no choice. Can it be done, and if so how? What do we really need to defend? What forces do we need? How much would they cost and how serious are the threats?

At the Melbourne launch of his new book How to Defend Australia, Hugh White will make the case for a reconceived defence of Australia. He will also offer intriguing insights into history, technology and the Australian way of war.

Date:   Wednesday 17 July

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: State Library Victoria, Theatrette (Entry 3 off La Trobe Street)

Price:   This is a free event

Hugh White

Australia's Sphere of Influence - Hugh White and Sean Dorney in conversation

Join Australian Foreign Affairs and Griffith Asia Institute for an important discussion of Australia's changing role in the Pacific. Professor of Strategic Studies at the ANU, Hugh White, and Walkley award-winning, former Papua New Guinea correspondent, Sean Dorney will tackle the complex security challenges facing nations in the southern Pacific and look at whether Australia will need new approaches to secure its relations and interests. The conversation will be moderated by Griffith Asia Institute Director Professor Caitlin Byrne.

Date:   Thursday 25 July

Time:   2:45pm

Venue: Room 2.04, QCA Lecture Theatre, Building S05 Queensland College Of Art Griffith University South Bank campus 226 Grey st South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia

Price:   This is a free event

Hugh White

Hugh White and Sean Dorney in conversation

Join Australian Foreign Affairs and Griffith Asia Institute for an important discussion of Australia's changing role in the Pacific. Professor of Strategic Studies at the ANU, Hugh White, and Walkley award-winning, former Papua New Guinea correspondent, Sean Dorney will tackle the complex security challenges facing nations in the southern Pacific and look at whether Australia will need new approaches to secure its relations and interests. The conversation will be moderated by Griffith Asia Institute Director Professor Caitlin Byrne.

Date:   Thursday 25 July

Time:   5:30pm

Venue: Room 2.04, QCA Lecture Theatre, Building S05, Queensland College Of Art, Griffith University South Bank campus, 226 Grey Strret, South Brisbane, Queensland

Price:   This is a free event