The theme of the CDF Conference is Beyond Asymmetry: Counterinsurgency and Stabilisation in the 21st Century.
Speakers will include: Lieutenant General John Mulholland, US Army; Associate Professor Dr. Joseph Chinyong Liow, Nanyang Technological University; Colonel Alexander Alderson, British Army; Professor William Maley, Australian National University; Clive Williams MG, Australian National University; Commodore Richard Menhinick, Australian Defence College; Major General (Retd) Michael G. Smith AO, Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence; Benjamin Schreer, Australian National University; and Celeste Ward Gventer, RAND Corporation.
Registrations close on Friday 15 October 2010.
Earlier this year, Christopher Pyne was announced as the inaugural Minister for defence Industry in the Turnbull Government, the first time the portfolio was split between two senior ministers with seats at the Cabinet table. He spoke with ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing about the challenges of the role and the multi-billion investment in the ADF.