Professor Brendan Sargeant memorial

ANU will host a public memorial to honour the life of Professor Brendan Sargeant.

The Canberra community is welcome to attend the memorial service of Professor Brendan Sargeant who tragically passed away in February 2022.

Brendan was one of Australia's most respected defence strategists, Professor of Practice in Defence and Strategic Studies and Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University.

Brendan served as the Associate Secretary of Defence, and the Deputy Secretary Strategy before retiring from Defence in 2017.

Brendan made invaluable contributions to ANU, the Australian Public Service, the Australian Defence Force, the wider Canberra community and the nation.

The memorial service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in-person.

For any enquiries, please email

Registration is essential.

Date and Times


Room: Llewellyn Hall