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Thu, 04 Apr


Ngunnawal Theatre, R1

USI ACT April Speaker - Jennifer Parker

Please join us for an expert analysis of the recently released Surface Combatant Review.

USI ACT April Speaker - Jennifer Parker
USI ACT April Speaker - Jennifer Parker

Time & Location

04 Apr 2024, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ngunnawal Theatre, R1, 17 Sir Thomas Blamey Square, Russell ACT 2600, Australia

About the event

Please join us in the Ngunnawal Theatre to hear Jennifer Parker give her analysis of the recent Surface Combat Fleet Review and the associated future challenges of naval warfare for the Royal Australian Navy.   

Jennifer is an Expert Associate at the National Security College, Australian National University and an Adjunct Fellow in naval studies at the University of New South Wales Canberra.   Jennifer has served for more than 20 years with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). During her time in the RAN Jennifer specialised as a Principal Warfare Officer, including undertaking deep specialist training with the Royal Navy in Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer.

Jennifer has extensive operational experience from the Middle East to the Caribbean, and most areas in between.

Jennifer’s last appointment in the RAN was as Director of Operations in Bahrain of the Combined Maritime Forces, a 38-nation coalition promoting national security in the Middle East and Indian Ocean region.

Jennifer has been admitted to the ACT Supreme Court as a legal practitioner and is currently undertaking a Doctorate researching Australian maritime strategy at the University of Wollongong, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security.

Please visit Jennifers website for articles, podcasts and numerous resources covering National Security, Defence and Maritime Security  at: Jennifer Parker

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