About the Lecture:
The emergence of nuclear multipolarity raises new challenges for great power relations, strategic stability, and the ability of the United States to reassure allies and partners. Nuclear trends on the Korean Peninsula and in China will have significant implications for regional stability, including in Southeast Asia. Nuclear weapons will play a greater role in shaping strategic dynamics in the Asia-Pacific. The talk will discuss the key characteristics and implications of the emerging nuclear multipolarity for Asia Pacific stability.
About the Speaker:
Professor Ben Schreer is the Head of Department at SSC. He teaches and researches in security and strategic studies, with a main focus on Asia-Pacific strategic trends and the evolution of Australian defence policy. Professor Schreer regularly provides expert advice to national and international media on these subjects. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (JPICT) and the Australian Journal of International Affairs.
Prior to joining Macquarie University, he was Senior Analyst for Defence Strategy at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI); Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the Australian National University (ANU); Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Germany; Research Group Leader in the Centre of Excellence at the University of Konstanz; and Research Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP).