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Conversations at the Crossroads – Hybrid
May 2 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pmFree
Event: Australia Adrift in the Turbulent Seas of US-China Rivalry
Tuesday 2 May 2023
5:45pm – 7:15pm AEST
University of Melbourne
40 College Crescent
Parkville VIC 3052
Join us for the second event in the VOICES Conversation Series for a unique opportunity to explore the current direction of Australia’s foreign and security policy. The focus will be on our relations with China and our deepening military entanglements with the United States.
“CHINA THREAT” / AUKUS / QUAD / NUCLEAR POWERED SUBMARINES / RISING DEFENCE BUDGET
What does all this mean for Australia and our region?
What are the drivers behind current policies?
Why have Paul Keating and other former Labor leaders become so critical of current policies?
Is a more independent, less militaristic, more internationalist, Asia-centred Australia feasible?
Dr Scott Burchill is Honorary Fellow in International Relations at Deakin University. He is the author of The National Interest in International Relations Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), Misunderstanding International Relations (Palgrave Macmillan 2020) and co-author and editor of Theories of International Relations (5th ed Palgrave Macmillan 2013). He has also taught at Monash University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Tasmania, and is a regular commentator on ABC Radio and TV.
Following his presentation, Scott will engage in conversation with Joseph Camilleri OAM, Professor Emeritus La Trobe University, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and Convener of Conversation at the Crossroads. This will set the scene for an extended Q&A session.