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Dr Ian Langford Appointed to Go8 Defence and Security Committee

20 February, 2024

Security & Defence PLuS proudly announces the appointment of Executive Director Dr Ian Langford to the esteemed Group of Eight (Go8) Defence and Security Committee.

The Go8 is a coalition of Australia’s leading research universities – the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, the University of Adelaide, Monash University and University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney.

The Go8 plays a pivotal role in influencing long-term sustainable national higher education and research policy and developing elite international alliances and research partnerships. The Go8 Defence and Security Committee exists to champion the national defence and security education and research objectives of the eight member universities.

Dr Ian Langford joins the Go8 Defence and Security Committee on behalf of Security & Defence PLuS. This affiliation presents Security & Defence PLuS with unique opportunities to contribute to policy development, engage in collaborative initiatives with other leading institutions, and shape the direction of cutting-edge research in the field.

About Security & Defence PLuS

PLuS Alliance is a global partnership which combines the strengths of three leading research universities on three continents – Arizona State University, King’s College London, and the University of New South Wales – to solve global challenges. Security & Defence PLuS, the flagship program of PLuS Alliance, deepens this partnership, advancing research, education, and policy to support statecraft in the spirit of the 2021 AUKUS trilateral agreement between the governments of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.