United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory
Our Next Event
Wednesday 3 May at the Ngunnawal Theatre, Russell.
1210 – 1255: Professor Dr Michael Epkenhans - German Maritime Security in the 20th Century
1300 - 1315: Light lunch
1320 - 1400: Colonel Dr Gerhard Gross: Myth & Reality of German Warfare Operational thinking - Moltke the Elder to Heusinger
1405: Panel session Q & A – Both Historians
1425: Close of Seminar
This seminar is an outstanding opportunity to explore historical perspectives on the German armed forces in the 20th century. This will be of particular interest to students of naval history and those with a passion for the operational art.
Note; Defence passes are not required for access to the Ngunnawal Theatre
Our Last Event
Major General Mike Crane DSC & Bar AM (Retd)
The USI of the ACT is committed to presenting a compelling program of activities, delivering value for stakeholders, and modelling best-practice governance.
In 2017, we are exploring in detail the 2016 White Paper's theme of Australia's security in the region. We will present a number of speakers expert in this field, including an academic perspective and a range of policy practitioners. Beyond this principal theme, we will present a selection of senior officials to hear updates on their agencies. And we will continue to seize opportunities to engage other relevant speakers as they present. We also continue to broaden the focus of our national security considerations - for example, we will hear a human security perspective at our annual dinner from Secretary of the Department of Human Security, Ms Kathryn Campbell CSC.
From a Council point of view, 2017 is a year of consolidating the changes we have made to our governance. We continue to work hard to implement the reforms identified in our 2015 strategic review.
About the USI of the ACT
The United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory (USI of the ACT) aims to promote understanding of national security and defence issues. Membership is open to all who have an interest in national security and defence. We host a program of guest speaker presentations, usually once each month, and offer an annual bursary to an ACT-based doctoral scholar.
Our Patron is Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd). You can read his biography here.