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U3A talks: The Role of Intelligence Agencies


Anyone interested in the Role of Intelligence Agencies in our New and Insecure World should come to a talk on Saturday 9 June, 10 am to 12 noon, Batemans Bay Community Centre, Museum Place, Batemans Bay.

This interesting talk will be given by John Blaxland, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies at ANU, where he is also the Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. A frequent media commentator on defence and international security issues, on this occasion Professor Blaxland will be exploring how Australia can protect its citizens against the security threats that have stemmed from such developments as globalisation, migration and the breaking down of borders.

Professor Blaxland has extensive experience in the intelligence community, most notably as a leading author of a three-volume official history of ASIO. Before this he had served as the principal intelligence officer for the Australian Brigade in East Timor, in 1999; as an exchange officer in Washington DC; and as Director of Joint Intelligence operations at HQJOC in 2006-7.

This will be a rare opportunity to hear from a leading authority on current defence and security issues. Those wishing to attend the talk are asked to book by emailing Ross Thomas at rossthomas083@gmail.com.

This talk is open to the public and is organised by U3A

A charge of $2 applies to cover venue costs.


Above: Prof John Blaxland will be speaking on the Role of Intelligence Agencies in our New and Insecure World on Saturday 9 June, 10 am to 12 noon, Batemans Bay Community Centre, Museum Place, Batemans Bay.

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