Asia-Pacific Hypothetical: Confronting a Regional Crisis

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Level 28 Deutsche Bank Place

126 Phillip Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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The Coral Bell School ANU, in collaboration with YAIA, presents the Asia-Pacific Hypothetical: Confronting a regional crisis.

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The Coral Bell School, in collaboration with the Young Australians in International Affairs, presents “Asia-Pacific Hypothetical: Confronting a regional crisis”.

This event will give students/young professionals a taste of what it takes to tackle a regional crisis. In this interactive activity students will be divided into five different government agencies who will respond to the hypothetical crisis as it unfolds over five 'days'. Students will then present their recommendations to a 'national security council' to develop an official response on behalf of the Australian Government.

**This event is particularly targeted at students/young professionals who are considering (further) study in Asia-Pacific affairs, politics, diplomacy, security & defence studies.

We are also delighted to announce that Dr Garth Pratten will be facilitating the event. Dr Pratten is Acting Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. An historian by training, he has had a varied career having worked for the Australian Army’s Training Command and the Australian War Memorial, and taught at Deakin University and in the War Studies Department at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Dr Pratten was a member of the research staff for the Official History of Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts and an author for the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations.

In 2010, while working for the British Ministry of Defence, Dr Pratten deployed to Afghanistan as part of the team compiling the war diary for ISAF’s Regional Command South. Dr Pratten’s interest in the conduct of military operations has led him to conduct field work in France, Belgium, Libya, Brunei, Indonesia, Malayasia, Singapore, Turkey and Cyprus. In April 2006, Dr Pratten was awarded the Australian Army’s CEW Bean prize for his PhD thesis, the book of which - Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War - was runner up for the Templer Medal in 2010.

The Coral Bell School:

Named in honour of internationally renowned scholar Dr Coral Bell AO, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs is situated at the creative cusp between discipline and area studies and is home to the world’s foremost collection of expertise in the politics and international affairs of Asia and the Pacific.

The School comprises a number of vibrant, interdisciplinary, intellectual communities: the Department of International Relations, a world leader in the study of international and global politics and the first department of its kind in Australia, the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Australia’s leading university based think-tank, and the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, the only centre in the southern hemisphere dedicated to research and education on transnational diplomacy. The School’s Department of Pacific Affairs proudly hosts the largest collection of Pacific expertise in the world, and the Department of Political and Social Change houses the highest concentration of experts specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself.

Young Australians in International Affairs

Young Australians is a not-for-profit committed to engaging young Australians in international affairs and foreign policy. We have branches across five states in Australia and run a range of events, including roundtable discussions, panels, public lectures, networking nights and skill-building sessions.

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Level 28 Deutsche Bank Place

126 Phillip Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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