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.
With his feet barely under the desk since the September 2013 election, Senator David Johnston has taken up the role of Defence Minister in the new Abbott Government, a role he held in Opposition. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to him in late November about the challenges of the role and his plans for the portfolio.