16Nov 2022
START:  6:15 PM  -  END:  7:15 PM


State Library Victoria
enter via La Trobe Street, door 3
Melbourne   VIC

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Join us for a lecture by the Lowy Institute's 2022 Distinguished Fellow for International Security Sir Lawrence Freedman. Sir Lawrence is one of the world’s most respected military strategists and an influential commentator on the Ukraine war. He has tracked the progress of Russia’s invasion and Ukraine’s defence via his influential Substack newsletter. Now you can hear from him about how the war might conclude. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Director of the Lowy Institute's International Security Program, Sam Roggeveen.

Sir Lawrence Freedman is Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE in 1996, he was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997. In 2003, he was awarded the KCMG. In June 2009, he was appointed to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War. He has written widely on international history, strategic theory and nuclear weapons issues, as well as commenting on current security issues. Among his books are Strategy: A History (2013) and Command: The Politics of Military Operations from Korea to Ukraine (2022).

The Distinguished Fellowship for International Security is supported by the Australian Department of Defence’s Strategic Policy Grants Program.

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