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Advancing AUKUS Conference

14 November 2022
8.30am – 5.15pm AEDT
National Press Club of Australia, 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
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Nuclear powered submarine

The PLuS Alliance is a longstanding partnership between three universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia providing support and innovation to help solve global challenges. The Security & Defence PLuS initiative of the PLuS Alliance expands upon this partnership, allowing the Alliance to help advance and support statecraft, research, and policy in the spirit of the AUKUS partnership.

Negotiated between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the AUKUS partnership strengthens the ability of each country to support mutual security and defense interests by promoting deeper information and technology sharing in nuclear-powered submarines and other advanced capabilities. Security and Defence PLuS aims to enhance the statecraft of the countries within the AUKUS Partnership by utilizing each university’s unique approach to academic scholarship and research.

The Advancing AUKUS Conference provides a platform for informed and practically focused policy discussion about this vital new partnership between Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. We aim to assist in delivering the innovation, industrial, science and technology skills that the AUKUS partnership anticipates.

Conference speakers include Shadow Minister for Defence, Andrew Hastie; Former Minister for Defence, Kim Beazley; Former Australian Ambassador to the US, Joe Hockey; and many more.