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THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
The United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory and the Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Memorial Fund are pleased to announce that the 2017 ACT Blamey Oration will be delivered by former United States Army general, best-selling author and founder of the McChrystal Group, Stan McChrystal.
This special event will be held at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 1900 for 1930 hours.
The topic for the Oration is "Leading in Uncertainty".
Ticket prices are:
USI/RUSI members: $95/head
Regrettably, we must also pass on Paypal processing fees of $3/head for members and $4/head for non-members. Payment by cheque or direct debit to our bank account incurs no fees - but please ensure you include your name and invoice number in the reference when paying.
Ticket prices include pre-dinner drinks, a three course dinner and wine at the table.
The Waitlist is now open.
Members please note: spouses, partners and other guests are most welcome, but there is no "first guest at member price" discount for this event; your non-member guests will need to join USI of the ACT to secure the member price or be registered at the non-member price.
Under the terms of our sponsorship agreement with Defence, a 10% discount is available on tables purchased by the Department. Table organisers should call our office on 02 6266 3446 to book.
We regret that, due to protocols at this venue, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations after 15 November.
Dress for this event is lounge suit.
The 2017 ACT Blamey Oration is proudly sponsored by L3 Communications Australia, the Australian Army, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Department of Defence.
Royal United Services Institute of Victoria
Thursday 30th November at 1230
ANZAC House, 4 Collins St, Melbourne
Likely changes in US defense posture in the Asia/Pacific resulting from the appointment of President Trump
David Hundt is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University, Melbourne. His research interests are international relations, politics and political economy in the Asia–Pacific region, with a particular focus on Korea. He attained a PhD from the University of Queensland in 2005, and began working at Deakin University in 2007. David has published on topics such as the politics of economic development in South Korea, immigration in the ROK, and the evolution of South Korea's foreign policy. He has been an associate editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science during the journal's time at Deakin, and he is also the regional editor (Korea) for Asian Studies Review.
NOTE: The talk will be preceded by the RUSI VIC Annual General Meeting at 1200hrs.
Coffee and Tea from 11.30 am., sandwiches after.
Entrance fee: $10
For setup and catering reasons please advise the Office of your attendance,
preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9282 5918 by COB Monday 27th Nov.
The Council of USI of the ACT is pleased to announce the Institute's Annual Christmas Drinks, to be held at the Officers Mess of the Australian Defence Force Academy from 1700-1900 hours on Thursday 30 November 2017.
This event provides an opportunity for members and guests to network in a relaxed social setting while marking the close of a successful 2017 program and looking forward to an exciting 2018.
Tickets are once again just $10 per head. This price includes snacks and drinks.
Registration is now open.
Do come along and mark the end of another great USI year!
Directions to ADFA can be found here and a map here.
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