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The ASPI Nuclear Strategy Masterclass is a one-day intensive training program delivered by a team of leading defence and security experts.

The Masterclass will provide an in-depth understanding of the current issues dominating the complex field of nuclear strategy. We’re witnessing the emergence of a new nuclear age, characterised by great-power nuclear modernisation, higher levels of nuclear latency and—probably—more nuclear players, a growing need to strengthen existing deterrence and assurance arrangements, and fresh efforts to ban the weapons altogether. Many of the traditional debates about nuclear strategy are reappearing in a new guise. But they’re accompanied by a new set of debates, concerning Asia’s nuclear order, cross-domain deterrence and nuclear terrorism.

The Masterclass is intended to be a training opportunity for those who work on nuclear strategic issues or aspire to do so.

Speakers & Topics:
Welcome Remarks
Senator David Fawcett, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

Keynote address: A new nuclear age? Problems and prospects
Dr Brad Roberts, Director, Center for Global Security Research and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy

Nuclear multipolarity and what it means for nuclear strategy
Professor Benjamin Schreer, Head of Department, Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Macquarie University
Dr Michael Clarke, Associate Professor, National Security College

Future for nuclear arms control and disarmament
Mr John Carlson AM, Counselor, Nuclear Threat Initiative and Nonresident Fellow at Lowy Institute for International Policy
Mr Richard Sadleir, First Assistant Secretary, International Security Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

Asian nuclear order
Dr Rod Lyon, Senior Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr Andrew Phillips, Associate Professor of International Relations and Strategy, School of Political Science and International Studies,University of Queensland 

Australia: its nuclear past and future
The Hon Kim Beazley AC, Distinguished Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Mr Peter Jennings, Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Mr Marc Ablong, First Assistant Secretary, Naval Shipbuilding Taskforce, Strategic Policy and Intelligence, Department of Defence

Future of US nuclear deterrence and allied assurance
Dr Brad Roberts, Director, Center for Global Security Research and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy
Dr Benjamin Zala, Research Fellow, Department of International Relations, Australian National University
Dr Doug Kean, Office of National Assessments
Ms Jasmin Craufurd-Hill, Executive - Women in Nuclear Australia and Women in Nuclear Global, Director, Institute for Regional Security

ASPI is pleased to announce that Dr Brad Roberts will be joining the Masterclass as the international keynote speaker. Brad Roberts is director of the Center for Global Security Research.

From April 2009 to March 2013 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy. In this role, he served as policy director of the Obama administration's Nuclear Posture Review and Ballistic Missile Defense Review. He had lead responsibility for their implementation.

From September 2013 through December 2014, Dr Roberts was a consulting professor and William Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, where he authored a book entitiled The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century.





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