This is going to be different: learning to live with Chinese power

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    Judith Wheeldon (Vice President, RSNSW): "This is going to be different - learning to live with Chinese Power." Our speaker is Professor Hugh White AO FASSA, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. Hugh spent much of his career in the Australian government. He was international relations advisor to Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Deputy Secretary for Strategy and the Department of Defence. As quite a young man, he was the founding director of Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and, from 2004 to 2011, he was head of the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. He has many publications, including Power Shift: Australia's Future between Washington and Beijing 2010, The China Choice: Why America should Share Power 2012, Without America, Australia's Future in the New Asia 2017, and How to Defend Australia 2019. I think we get a glimpse from those book titles and previous positions of what some of the interesting points, challenges, and controversies are going to be. All of it tempered by Hugh's study in the 1970s of philosophy at the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5-26
    JournalJournal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales
    Publication statusPublished - 2023

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