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November 14, 2022

Advancing AUKUS Conference 2022


The Advancing AUKUS conference was hosted on behalf of Security & Defence PLuS by the National Press Club of Australia (Canberra) on Monday 14 November 2022, 8:30am – 5:15pm AEST | UTC/GMT+10.  The event was also broadcast online.   Hosted by UNSW Canberra, the conference provided a platform for informed and practically focused policy discussion about the vital AUKUS partnership between Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom.   The Advancing AUKUS Conference launched Security & Defence PLuS, a core initiative of the PLuS Alliance.  The PLuS Alliance is a partnership between Arizona State University, King’s College London and UNSW, which combines the strengths of three leading research universities on three continents with a focus on solving global challenges.  


Watch the 2022 Advancing AUKUS Conference Videos:

Welcome and Introduction to the Advancing AUKUS Conference – 14 November 2022

Panelist Names:
Professor Emma Sparks, Rector UNSW Canberra,
Mr. Ryan Shaw, Arizona State University
PLuS Vice-Chancellor / President’s Video

Keynote Address

Panelist Names:
Mr. Peter Khalil MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Panel Discussion: AUKUS – Special Ambassadorial Panel

Panelist Names:
His Excellency George Brandis
The Hon. Kim Beazley
Ambassador Shingo Yamagami
Mr. Jim Carouso

Keynote: AUKUS technological potentials

Panelist Names:
Professor Michelle Simmons

Panel Discussion: Defence and Diplomatic Opportunities

Panelist Names:
Dr. Mike Green
Ambassador the Hon. Joe Hockey
Senator James Paterson

Panel Discussion: Unpicking a Gordian Knot

Panelist Names:
Mr. Dale Ormond
Dr. Lesley Seebeck

Panel Discussion: The AUKUS Navies and the PRC Navy

Panelist Names:
Professor Peter Dutton
Vice Admiral Peter Jones

Closing Remarks

Panelist Names:
Professor Attila Brungs, UNSW Vice Chancellor

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