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The Future of AUKUS with Admiral Harry Harris Jr., USN (Ret.)

March 30, 2023 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm EDT

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Please join the CSIS International Security Program and the U.S. Naval Institute for a Maritime Security Dialogue event featuring Admiral Harry Harris Jr., USN (Ret.), former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. ADM Harris will sit down with Dr. Seth G. Jones, CSIS senior vice president and director of the International Security Program, to discuss the latest developments with AUKUS and implications for the maritime industrial base. 

In September 2021, the three countries announced their decision to support Australia acquiring conventionally-armed, nuclear-powered submarines. In March 2023, they announced a pathway to achieve this capability, including a trilaterally-developed submarine based on the United Kingdom’s next-generation design. But there are numerous questions that remain. For example, what are the major challenges that lie ahead? And how might they be addressed?

The discussion will feature opening remarks from VADM Pete H. Daly, USN (Ret.), chief executive officer and publisher, U.S. Naval Institute, and Dr. Charles Edel, CSIS's Australia chair. 

The Maritime Security Dialogue series brings together CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series highlights the unique challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation’s maritime leaders.

Adm. Harris served in every geographic combatant command region and participated in the following major operations: Achille Lauro terrorist hijacking incident, Attain Document III, Earnest Will, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Willing Spirit, and Odyssey Dawn. Harris’ staff assignments included aide to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan; speechwriter for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS); three tours on the Navy staff, including Deputy CNO for Communication Networks (OPNAV N6); assistant to the CJCS where he was the chairman’s direct representative to the secretary of state and the U.S. roadmap monitor for the Mid-East Peace Process.

This event is made possible by support from HII.

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Contact Information

Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program