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Home Sweet Home: A Critical Historical and Contemporary Perspective on the Emergence of the Department of Home Affairs
Professor John Blaxland
In 2018, USI of the ACT will examine in detail the proposed new Department of Home Affairs. The Council is delighted to announce that our first speaker on this theme will be the Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Professor John Blaxland. John is a Life Member of USI of the ACT and has addressed us on a variety topics over the years. With thanks to ANU, you can read his biography here.
This presentation will take place in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, on Thursday 8 February 2018. There is no charge, but registration is required, either on the website here or by calling the office on 02 6266 3446.
Members and guests are reminded that photo ID is required for entry to the Weston Creek campus.
Please also join us for networking in the ADC Mess from 1700hrs.
The Council is delighted to announce a presentation by the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO, DSC, to be held in the Spender Theatre, Weston Creek, on Thursday 12 April, commencing at 1800 hours.
In 2016, General Campbell addressed members and guests on the Ryan Review, which concerned training, education and doctrine in the Army. On this occasion, he will speak on The current and future Army. As General Campbell has now been Chief of Army for almost three years, this promises to be a rich and insightful session, not to be missed.
Entry to this event is free but registration is required, either on the website here, or by contacting our office (E: email@example.com; T: 02 6266 3446).
Members and guests are reminded that photo ID is required for access to the Weston Creek campus.
The Leo Mahony Bursary is a significant element of the USI program. It is awarded annually to a doctoral scholar enrolled in an ACT university and studying in the field of national security and defence. It commemorates the memory and service of Founding National Secretary of RUSI-A and long-time USI member and Counsellor, Mr Leo Mahony.
Connecting recipients with USI members is an important element of the Bursary. We achieve this in a number of ways: recipients are presented with their award at our Annual Members Dinner; appointed Honorary members for 12 months; and invited to attend our events and functions. They are also asked to give a presentation on their work.
The Council is delighted to announce that our 2017 winner, Ms Deborah Jeppesen, will present on her work on Thursday 10 May 2018.
Deborah is investigating the attributes of military advisors that lead to success in Train Advise and Assist (TAA) roles. Her focus is predominantly on Afghanistan and Iraq, but she has also interviewed Vietnam veterans and allied security force advisors and senior commanders commanders in order to expand the applicability of her research. Deborah is focused on how interpersonal factors and emotional self-regulation can assist in building mentoring relationships. Concurrently, Deborah has designed and delivered bespoke performance optimisation training to Australian Special Forces based on her research. This training is aimed at improving commando capacity to regulate emotion & physiological responses to improve performance under pressure while building resilience.
Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening.
Members and guests are reminded that photo ID id required for access to the Weston Creek campus.
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