2024 Vernon Parker Oration and ANI Annual Dinner – Bookings Open


The Australian Naval Institute is pleased to announce that Professor Rory Medcalf AM will deliver the 2024 Vernon Parker Oration.

The 2024 McNeil Prize will also be presented during the evening to a recipient who has made an outstanding contribution to the operational capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy. You can book here: https://www.trybooking.com/CQFLR

Professor Rory Medcalf AM is Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University. His career spans diplomacy, academia, intelligence analysis, journalism and think tanks, including with the Lowy Institute. Professor Medcalf was a senior strategic analyst with the Office of National Assessments, Australia’s peak intelligence agency, and a diplomat with service in India, Japan and Papua New Guinea. He has played a lead role in Australia’s informal diplomacy with India and a range of other countries. Professor Medcalf is recognised globally as a thought leader on the Indo-Pacific strategic concept, as articulated in his book Contest for the Indo-Pacific (published internationally as Indo-Pacific Empire).

Wednesday 15 May, 6.15pm for 7.00pm
Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

Bookings are now open for what promises to be an outstanding evening.


ANI Members: $150.00
Non-members: $165.00
Oration & 12 months membership: $230.00.

Dress: Business suit or equivalent

For further details contact: admin@navalinstitute.com.au or Phone: +61 (0) 2 6290 1505

Bookings close 8 May 2024


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