Festschrift Book Launch: Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Please join us for the Festschrift book launch,Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy, Essays in the Honour of Paul Dibb.The book will be launched by The Hon Kim Beazley AC.

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb AM has had an extraordinary career. He enjoys an international scholarly reputation of the highest order, while at the same time he has done much distinguished public service. He was a pioneer in moving back and forth between posts in government departments, notably the Department of Defence, and academia. He began as a student of Soviet economic geography, and then spent nearly two decades in Australian Defence intelligence, including service as Head of the National Assessments Staff (NAS) in the Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO) from 1974 to 1978, Deputy Director of JIO in 1978-80, Director of JIO in 1986-88, and Deputy Secretary of Defence (Strategy and Intelligence) in 1988-91, before becoming a Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at The Australian National University.

Registration is essential. Copies of the book will be for sale, and refreshements will be served.