Participants: Dr Nikola Pijović (Queens University Belfast) and Dr Tim Legrand (University of Adelaide)
Panel description: In this panel, leading security scholars explore the convergence of national and international security imperatives, and how these impact on Australia’s future. Increasingly, the global/domestic boundary in security decision-making is being dismantled by threats that span borders. The challenges of climate change, cyber warfare, inter-state rivalries and terrorism and violent extremism call for us to consider new possibilities for future society and rethink Australia’s place in the region and the world. The panel discusses the implications of these threats, Australia relationship to its regional neighbours and global partners and whether as a country we must adopt a new set of responsibilities to secure an uncertain future.