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Kelly Smith

Events & Communications Manager

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Kelly is ASPI's Events and Communications Manager.

Kelly is responsible for the coordination and execution of ASPI's events program. This includes onsite and offsite 1.5 Track dialogues, masterclasses, publication launches, dinners and conferences. Kelly is also responsible for formalising and maintaining ASPI's relationships with overseas research institutes.

Kelly manages the Events & Communications team and is responsible for the strategic management of ASPI's social media and media engagements. Kelly produces ASPI’s podcast Policy, Guns & Money.

Joining ASPI from the Department of Defence, Kelly holds a bachelor degree in Arts (Communications) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of International Relations from Melbourne University.