2016 Blamey Oration: The Dragon and the Snakes: Emerging and Future Security Threats in the Post-Cold War Order: Dr David Kilcullen. Canberra. 9 November 2016. The Council of USI of the ACT, in partnership with the Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Memorial Fund, has announced the reintroduction of the Blamey Oration to its annual program of events. The 2016 Blamey Orator will be internationally renowned Australian strategist, counter-terrorism expert and author, Dr David Kilcullen. Includes pre-dinner drinks, a three course dinner and wine at the table. Non-members $125. More details here.