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Annual Michael Hintze Lecture in International Security: 'Australia and the World'

19 September, 2012
6pm - 8pm

Join one of Australia's most senior and respected officials, Dennis Richardson, when he delivers the 2012 Michael Hintze Lecture.

Asia is now undoubtedly emerging as the most economically dynamic region in the world, shifting the centre of power and influence from the Atlantic to the Pacific and possibly Indian Oceans. For the first time in our history, Australia's largest trading partner (China) is not a member of the western alliance. Additionally, we are witnessing the re-emergence of other powers outside the formal western alliance system such as India, Indonesia and Vietnam - each with their own strategic and economic priorities and interests. It is obvious that these unprecedented developments will present opportunities and challenges to Australia. Less obvious is how best for us to navigate through, and position Australia, in such an unpredictable environment

Dennis Richardson, AO, is the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and former ambassador of Australia to the United States. He was the Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation from 1996-2005 and Head of the Review of the Intelligence Community post Cold War.

Please RSVP by Thursday 13th September to


Location: The Seymour Centre

Contact:Lyn Dickens
Phone: 61 2 9351 6752 (Tues, Wed, Th