October 11: US-Australia Security Roundtable

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October 11, 2012: Peter Jennings
(Click to enlarge) Peter Jennings (seated left), Former Deputy Secretary for Strategy in the Australian Department of Defence takes questions from the floor.
(Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) Peter Jennings (seated left), Former Deputy Secretary for Strategy in the Australian Department of Defence takes questions from the floor.

US-Australia Security Roundtable

WASHINGTON, DC (October 11, 2012) – Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Peter Jennings, led an off-the-record roundtable discussion at the East-West Center in Washington on the topic of Australia and the US “pivot” to Asia. He engaged American colleagues from the academic, policy-making, and security sectors, on the implications of the US rebalance to the region, including for the US-Australia alliance and our mutual security strategies.

Mr. Peter Jennings commenced as ASPI Executive Director on 30 April 2012. Immediately prior he was the Deputy Secretary for Strategy in the Australian Department of Defence. He has held numerous senior-level government positions including as First Assistant Secretary International Policy Division, First Assistant Secretary Coordination and Public Affairs and Secretary of the Defence Audit and Risk Committee. In these assignments he has developed major strategic policy documents, conducted crisis management, and researched, written and taught international security. In 2002–03 Peter was a Senior Adviser in the Prime Minister’s office responsible for developing a strategic policy framework for Cabinet. Peter had previously been Chief of Staff to the Minister for Defence (1996–1998) and Defence adviser to the Federal Opposition (1990–1993).

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