Lockheed Martin 2017 Vernon Parker Dinner Oration 2017

The Guest Speaker, Mr Ric Smith AO, PSM, former Secretary of Defence and Australian Ambassador to Indonesia and the People’s Republic of China, will speak on “This Uncertain World: It’s more than President Trump.”

Hotel Realm
National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
Tuesday 20 June 2017, 6.15pm for 7.00pm

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Mr Ric Smith served in a number of roles with the Department of External Affairs between 1969 and 1992. At this time he was appointed as a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He served as the Australian Ambassador to China from 1996 to 2000 and as Australian Ambassador to Indonesia from 2001 to the end of 2002. Following these roles, Mr Smith returned to Canberra to commence his role as Secretary of the Department of Defence. Mr Smith fulfilled this role until his retirement from the Australian Public Service in December 2006.

After his retirement from the public service, Mr Smith was appointed by Prime Minister Rudd to lead a review of Australia’s homeland and border security arrangements. In 2009, Mr Smith was appointed as Australia’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mr Smith has continued to work closely with the ADF and Government serving on a number of advisory committees.

Mr Smith was appointed as an Officer in the Order of Australia in 1998 and awarded the Public Service Medal in 2003 for his service following the first Bali bombing.

Mr Smith has honorary doctorates from the University of Western Australia and Griffith University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

When: Drinks at 6.15pm, Dinner at 7pm on Tuesday 20 June 2017
Where: Hotel Realm, National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 Dress: Lounge Suit
Cost: ANI Members: $85.00; Non-members: $110.00; Oration & 12 months membership: $155.00
RSVP: Phone: +61 (0) 2 6290 1505; Mail: PO Box 241, Deakin West ACT 2600; Email: admin@navalinstitute.com.au

Bookings close at 4.00pm on Monday, 12 June 2017

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