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Virtual Event | AUKUS: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

Jun 21, 2024
10:30am to 12:00pm ET


On Friday, June 21, CNAS hosted a discussion on AUKUS: Taking Stock and Looking Forward. This public program capped two days of private discussions co-hosted by the Center for a New American Security, the Australia Strategic Policy Institute, and the Royal United Services Institute. It marks the third annual Trilateral AUKUS dialogue, where officials, academia, the think tank community, and the private sector from all three nations will discuss the progress of AUKUS Pillars I and II, the wider strategic implications of AUKUS, regional reactions, how to use Pillar II to unlock innovation and speed hi-tech development, addressing workforce and industrial capacity issues, and what’s next for the legislative agenda.

Introductory Remarks:

Dr Philip Shetler-Jones
Senior Research Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Keynote Speaker:

Senator Tim Kaine
United States Senator, D-VA


Madeline Mortelmans
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategies, Plans and Capabilities

Paul Myler
Deputy Head of Mission for the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC

Matthew D. Steinhelfer
AUKUS Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Trevor Taylor
Director of the Defence, Industries and Society Programme


Dr Nishank Motwani
Senior Analyst, The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Closing Remarks:

Lisa Curtis
Senior Fellow and Director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)