Intelligence experts to discuss Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Intelligence and defence experts will gather in Adelaide next week to discuss security threats and intelligence gathering in the Asia-Pacific region.

A two-day conference, Threat Perception in a Complex Environment: Intelligence gathering in the Asia-Pacific, will be held on 18-19 September at the University of Adelaide.

The conference will attract public and private sector organisations and businesses concerned with security in the current uncertain global environment.

Conference organiser Dr Felix Patrikeeff said: "Governments and businesses across the Asia-Pacific invest billions of dollars into public and private intelligence gathering agencies in an attempt to understand threats within this difficult environment.

"This conference draws on multidisciplinary expertise from across the region to consider both theoretical and practical aspects of intelligence gathering and the challenges of the current and future threat environment."

The conference, organised by the University of Adelaide and the Australian Institute of International Affairs (SA branch), is the first in a planned annual series examining intelligence and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr Patrikeeff is Senior Lecturer in the University of Adelaide's School of History and Politics that, next year, will be introducing intelligence studies to its Master of International Studies program.

Anyone interested in the conference should email or call (08) 8303 4607.


Contact Details

Associate Professor Felix Patrikeeff
Politics and International Studies
School of History and Politics
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 4607
Mobile: 0402 902 508

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The University of Adelaide
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