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The Council of the USI of the ACT is delighted to announce a presentation by Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC. The Minister will speak on Cyber Security. (Photo: Parliament of Australia)
This event will be held in the Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, commencing at 1800 hours sharp. Members and guests are asked to be seated in the theatre by 1755 hours.
Members and guests wishing to attend this event are required to register: access to the theatre will be strictly controlled and restricted to those on the registration list. Register either online or by contacting the USI office (T: 02 6266 3446; E: email@example.com). Registration will close at 1700 hours on Friday 4 August.
Photo ID is required for access to the Defence College.
The ADC mess will be open for networking from 1700 hours.
2017 marks the 35th year since the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) was finalised. Although the Convention enjoys almost universal acceptance by states, significant differences persist in its interpretation and implementation. Nowhere has its continued utility been more keenly tested than in the Asia Pacific region. In particular, the 2016 award in the South China Sea Arbitration (The Republic of Philippines v. The People's Republic of China) continues to drive a considerable academic and political discourse.
The Centre for Military & Security Law and the USI of the ACT are proud to present a major conference to examine this important issue. The conference aims to explore the legal pressure points that surround the operation of the LOSC in the Asia Pacific region through a series of linked discussions. Significant attention will be paid to the Arbitral Award, with a focus on the legal issues that were dealt with by the Tribunal and subsequent state practice.
Under our partnering arrangement with the Centre for Military & Security Law, USI of the ACT members can attend at a cost of $200 - half the cost of a regular ticket. This price includes tea and coffee on arrival, lunches and morning and afternoon teas on both days. You can register on the ANU website here - be sure to scroll down through the ticket categories to find the USI of the ACT Member option.
Attendees can expect interaction with Australian and international academic commentators, diplomats, government officials and military officers as well as those with an interest in the legal issues that surround the maritime environment in the the Asia Pacific region.
(Photo: The Conversation)
RUSIQ will offer a Half-Day Seminar on Friday, 1 September 2017, in the RUSI Hall on the topic of:
"The Sovereignty Dispute over the South China Sea"
The program will commence at 11:30 am and conclude at 4:00pm. Topics which may be included are:
A full program will be available in the near future.
The USI of the ACT 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College on Thursday 7 September 2017, commencing at 1800 hours.
Papers for the meeting will be posted on the RUSIDSS-A website no later than 17 August 2017.
The following Council positions will be open at the conclusion of current two year terms:
Members wishing to nominate an individual for a Council position must forward a completed Nomination Form to the Secretary by close of business on Thursday 10 August 2017.
All USI members are strongly encouraged to attend the AGM. please register here. Apologies may be sent to the Secretary via the USI office: T: 6266 3446; E; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: the ADC Mess will be open for networking from 1700 hours.
The Institute's 2017 Annual Members' Dinner, sponsored by Thales Australia, will be held at the Commonwealth Club, Yarralumla, on Thursday 21 September, at 1900 for 1930hrs.
The Council is delighted to announce that the Guest Speaker for this year' s event will be Ms Kathryn Campbell CSC, Secretary of the Department of Human Services. Ms Campbell will address the Department's contribution to human security in Australia.
Ticket prices. USI Members and their first guest: $65/head; non-members: $100/head. Price includes 3 course meal, pre-dinner music and drinks, and drinks during dinner.
Registration. Registration is open now for members and their first guest; registration for non-members will open on 1 September 2017. Register by clicking the grey button.
Dress. Service personnel: Winter Mess Dress; civilian and retired service personnel: Black Tie with Miniatures.
(Photo: Human Services)
2017 ACT Blamey Oration
Following the conduct of the sell-out event in 2016, the United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory will again deliver the ACT Blamey Oration.
Counsel is in the process of engaging a world-class speaker to follow-up on last year's great success with Dr David Kilcullen.
Put a place-holder in your diary for Wednesday 22 November 2017 and monitor the website for updates.
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