LUNCH & TALK | Pine Gap - The Poisoned Heart

Summary

LUNCH & TALK

Start Date

28th Oct 2016 1:00pm

End Date

28th Oct 2016 2:00pm


Professor Richard Tanter, University of Melbourne and the Nautilus Institute

Come along to hear Professor Richard Tanter, a specialist on global nuclear issues from Melbourne University and the Nautilus Institute, talk about the role of Australia and Pine Gap in global surveillance and intelligence gathering, directing drone strikes and facilitating nuclear war.

If world peace isn’t enough of a drawcard, the Tasmanian division of the United Nations Association of Australia is also providing a light lunch.

Richard Tanter is Senior Research Associate, Nautilus Institute, and Honorary Professor in the School of Political and Social Studies at the University of Melbourne, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate subjects on 'Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament', Indonesia Rising?' and 'Australian Foreign Policy'.

Richard has worked on peace, security and environment issues in East and Southeast Asia as analyst, policy advocate and activist since the 1970s. His research has focussed on militarisation and peace issues in Indonesia, Korea and Japan, as well as the wider politics of East and Southeast Asia. In East Asia he has written on questions of Japanese security policy, its intersection with US policy and relations with China, and, with Desmond Ball, on Japanese electronic intelligence capabilities. More recently he has focussed on Australian defence and foreign policy, and with Desmond Ball and Bill Robinson on a series of papers on the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap.

His most recent book, with Desmond Ball, is The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan’s Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities, Canberra, ANU Press, 2015.

Richard is a board member of ICAN Australia.

His full Bio is here: http://nautilus.org/network/associates/richard-tanter/

W H E N
Friday 28 October 2016, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

W H E R E
Room 109, Geography Building, Sandy Bay Campus (bottom floor of the building)

C O N T A C T
For any questions, contact Greg on Gregor.Edeson@uqconnect.edu.au or on 0429870896.