This is Not a Drill

The South China Sea has become one of the region’s biggest potential flashpoints – but, hypothetically, what could happen if Australia were dragged into a conflict between rival powers?

What if maritime forces of the United States and China clash in the South China Sea, and Australia is called on to come to America’s aid? How far would we be willing to go in a skirmish between our strongest military ally and our biggest trading partner?

This is the question posed by Ali Moore, journalist and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne, as part of a series of panel events exploring some of the big issues we face in the 21st century.

This gripping hypothetical was presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre and first broadcast on ABC News and iView.  

Read Ali Moore’s 5 Facts about the South China Sea, published in Pursuit

Register now! The second instalment in the Hypothetical series is coming soon!

This is Not a Drill with Ali Moore: A Hypothetical Cybersecurity Crisis

What happens when critical infrastructure comes under attack, and risks escalate with each passing hour? How could we respond to multipronged cyber-attacks, crippling power supply and public institutions? And what if the threat appears to have been instigated by one of our regional neighbours?

At the second event in our This Is Not a Drill series, Ali Moore and our expert panellists will confront a high-stakes hypothetical security hack, weighing up threats and options and devising the best tactical response at pace.

Date: Thursday 14 June, 2018
Time: 6.15pm – 7.15pm, FREE
The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne

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Erin Watson-Lynn

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