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Future Strategic Leaders' Congress (Nov 2013)

  • 15 Nov 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • 17 Nov 2013
  • 2:00 PM
  • ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Individuals and Future Strategic Leaders Program members
  • Standard membership, online membership, Chairman's Circle membership

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Future Strategic Leaders' Congress

The Future of the Indo-Pacific and Australian Regional Diplomacy “Solving future challenges through engagement”

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 November 2013

With a proposed 60% of the US Navy being repositioned in the Indo-Pacific by 2020, the US strategic “pivot” highlights the significant importance of the region. Australia’s unique position of a western nation positioned between both the Pacific and Indian oceans and also operating between major powers such as India, China, Russia and the United States will pose significant challenges.

While emerging nations such as Indonesia and Vietnam will create significant opportunities and disruptions to regional economies, the rise of the middle class and the maturation of regional militaries will make the Indo-Pacific a hot bed of activity in the coming years.

This congress will focus on the near to mid future up to 2030. The Kokoda Foundation will draw senior strategic thinkers from Government, Think Tanks and the Australian Defence Force to provide insight, provoke discussion and to encourage critical analysis of long held ideals.
Amongst other topics, the congress will seek to address:

•    What is the Indo-Pacific and what is its history
•    What is its future and which countries will be the influencers?
•    What does the ADF’s Force 2030 look like and how will it operate in the region?
•    What are the future border challenges and national security threats?
•    How will the rise of Indonesia change the region?

About the Future Strategic Leaders' Congresses

The Future Strategic Leaders' Program gathers twice a year for a weekend-long Future Strategic Leaders' Congress.

The purposes of the Congress are to:

  • Enable Future Strategic Leaders to meet and network with senior national security decision makers

  • Foster the professional development of Future Strategic Leaders through seminars, workshops hypothetical/s and informal discussions

  • Facilitate networking of Future Strategic Leaders with their professional colleagues in other organisations

  • Foster the development of esprit de corps amongst the Future Strategic Leaders
What to expect
The weekend involves a series of workshops and seminars with senior national security community leaders and industry heads. The weekend’s activities are structured around a central theme with time in between seminars and workshops to talk informally with some of Australia’s senior officials.

Who should attend
The Future Strategic Leaders’ Congress should be a priority for young professionals employed in all parts of the Australian national security community and for graduates who aspire to work within the Australian national security community. The Congress program has been designed from the outset to build the strategic, analytical, leadership and networking skills of future strategic professionals.
Please note that all applications to attend the Future Strategic Leaders’ Program Congress will be reviewed by the Board of the Kokoda Foundation, which retains absolute discretion on whether individual applications are accepted.

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