Dr Heather Smith delivers the 2022 Sir James Plimsoll lecture.
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Dr Heather Smith will argue that Australia’s place in a turbulent world is increasingly defined by geopolitical competition, rapid technological upheaval and the contested energy transition. She will explain how Australia needs to find a new balance in its response to these global shifts, with fresh attention to our longstanding partners and to those with whom we now share a common commitment to a strategic order that supports economic and political stability.
Dr Smith’s Plimsoll Lecture will examine Australia’s preparations for the challenges ahead and the need for a national conversation, highlighting the inter-generational stakes, that can set an effective Australian strategy for the disruptive, disorderly and dangerous decade ahead.
Dr Smith has been recently appointed the National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, commencing this role in April 2023.