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ASPI Publication Launch: A proposal for an Indo-Pacific hybrid threat centre

Speakers Her Excellency Vicki Treadell, His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami, Teija Tiilikainen, Fitriani Bintang Timur, Dr Lesley Seebeck and Fergus Hanson

ASPI is delighted to invite you to the launch of its new publication ‘Countering the Hydra: A proposal for an Indo-Pacific hybrid threat centre’.

Enabled by digital technologies and fuelled by geopolitical competition, hybrid threats in the Indo-Pacific are increasing in breadth, application and intensity.

Utilising a mix of military, non-military, covert and overt activities by state and non-state actors, governments are grappling with how to identify these activities, articulate the threat and formulate responses. An informed and coordinated response is needed to prevent these threats from eroding national capability, regional resilience and global stability.

At this event, panellists will explore the potential establishment of a hybrid threat centre for the Indo-Pacific as a means of building resilience in the face of an evolving hybrid threat landscape. The panel will consider how to engage with hybrid threats within the context of the region’s political and cultural diversity and the lessons that can be learnt from pre-existing models of security cooperation.

We look forward to discussing the proposal and the threat landscape with our esteemed panellists:

  • His Excellency Shingo Yamagami, Japanese Ambassador to Australia
  • Teija Tiilikainen, Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
  • Dr Fitriani Bintang Timur, Senior Researcher, Centre for Strategic and International Studies Indonesia
  • Dr Lesley Seebeck, independent consultant and an honorary professor at the Australian National University

The discussion will begin with remarks by Her Excellency, Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Australia and will be moderated by Fergus Hanson, Director of ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre.

Please note this is a hybrid event with the option to attend in-person or online. For those attending in-person, light refreshments will be provided after the event. 

To attend in-person, register via the 'register' button above. 
To attend online, register here

Speakers

Her Excellency Vicki Treadell

Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO took up her appointment as British High Commissioner to Australia on 13 March 2019.

His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami

His Excellency Shingo Yamagami is the Ambassador of Japan to Australia.

Teija Tiilikainen

Dr Teija Tiilikainen is the Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.

Fitriani Bintang Timur

Fitri is a cyber security project lead, and senior researcher at the International Relations Department, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia.

Dr Lesley Seebeck

Dr Lesley Seebeck is an independent consultant and an honorary professor at the Australian National University.

Fergus Hanson

Fergus Hanson is the Director of ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre.