Renowned military strategist to visit Australia

One of the world’s most respected military strategists, Sir Lawrence Freedman, will visit Australia in November as the Lowy Institute’s 2022 Distinguished Fellow for International Security. During his visit, Sir Lawrence will travel to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra for meetings with senior officials, researchers and analysts, and participate in public events to be hosted by the Lowy Institute.

Sir Lawrence Freedman is Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE in 1996, he was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997. In 2003, he was awarded the KCMG. In June 2009, he was appointed to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War. He has written widely on international history, strategic theory and nuclear weapons issues, as well as commenting on current security issues. Among his books are Strategy: A History (2013) and Command: The Politics of Military Operations from Korea to Ukraine (2022).

The Distinguished Fellowship for International Security is supported by the Australian Department of Defence’s Strategic Policy Grants Program.

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