Women in National Security Conference 2018

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The Women in National Security Conference is an exceptional forum on the future of national and international security. It combines a platform for ideas and a place to develop new leadership networks. Last year our inaugural conference focused on the participation of women in national security policy and practice. This year’s forum takes the conversation further, with leading policy practitioners and academics exploring a spectrum of contemporary security issues defined by power and change.

From data to deterrence, new technologies to counter-terrorism, Indo-Pacific strategy to the future of power: we have assembled a depth and a range of insight to challenge yesterday’s assumptions, in more ways than one. Participants will be invited to engage with expert presenters in dialogue and debate on such subjects as the ethical and legal aspects of national security, the future security workforce, and the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

This event is a signature activity of the National Security College, a unique joint initiative between the Australian National University and the Australian Government. In keeping with the College mission, the conference bridges scholarship, policy, business and the wider community. It also draws on international partnerships, essential for security in a connected world. So it is suited equally to participants from government, universities, industry and civil society.

Registration is $1200. An earlybird rate of $1050 is available until 15 September. Registration includes attendance at all events, including the conference dinner.

We encourage you to register soon, and to keep an eye on this website as our list of confirmed speakers continues to grow.

Register for the WiNS Conference here.