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CSIS-Pertamina Banyan Tree Leadership Forum with Dennis Richardson AO

September 11, 2017 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

The CSIS Alliances and American Leadership Project and Southeast Asia Program are pleased to present the CSIS-Pertamina Banyan Tree Leadership Forum with former Australian Secretary of Defence Dennis Richardson. He will discuss shared challenges facing Australia and the United States in the Asia-Pacific region and the implications for the U.S.-Australia alliance.


Mr. Richardson was the Secretary of the Department of Defence from October 18, 2012 to May 12, 2017, after serving as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from January 2010. He served previously as Ambassador to the United States from 2005 to 2010, Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation from 1996 to 2005, and in a range of other high-level government positions.

Made possible with sponsorship from Pertamina.

Dennis Richardson

Former Australian Secretary of Defence

Amy Searight