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Royal Australian Navy Seapower Conference 2013

By Raelene Loong

5 August, 2013

The theme of the 2013 Conference is Naval Diplomacy and Maritime Power Projection: The Utlitiy of Navies in the Maritime Century, which is designed to capitalise on the presence of many foreign navies in Sydney for the International Fleet Review

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Naval Diplomacy and the Maritime Power Projection: The Utility of Navies in the Maritime Century

The theme of the 2013 Conference is Naval Diplomacy and Maritime Power Projection: The Utlitiy of Navies in the Maritime Century, which is designed to capitalise on the presence of many foreign navies in Sydney for the International Fleet Review.

The 21st century has been described as a maritime century as much as it is an Asian century, due to the pervasive nature of global sea trade and the predominantly maritime environment of the Indo-Pacific. The theme will examine the contemporary utility of navies as tools of statecraft, from hard and soft power perspectives. It will also explore, in a dedicated session, the notion of 'a maritime school of strategic thought;' a debate that has emerged in Australia in 2012, ahead of the promulgation of a revised National Security Statement and Defence White Paper.

DATE: 7 - 9 October 2013

LOCATION: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney

 

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, AM
Australian National University

Professor Michael Wesley
Australian National University

Professor Thomas Mahnken
United States Naval War College

Admiral Sir George Zambellas, KCB, DSC
First Sea Lord

Professor James R Holmes
United States Naval War College

Dr C Raja Mohan
Observer Research Foundation, India

The Honourable Kim Beazley, AC
Ambassador to the United States of America

Professor Sarah Percy
University of Western Australia

Mr Peter Jennings
Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

 

INFORMATION

RAN Sea Power Conference 2013 FlyerFor further information regarding the Sea Power Conference, visit:

www.seapowerconference2013.com.au

www.navy.gov.au/ifr

www.navy.gov.au/history/sea-power-centre

Twitter @seapowercentre #SP13

< Click on the image to download the flyer

 

Contact:Raelene Loong
Phone: 61 2 9036 9529 (Mon - Wed)