Misrepresenting policy issues as security problems does not solve them, yet many public policy issues are framed using this lens. To discuss how securitisation turns problems into threats, join Allan Gyngell, National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and Allan Behm, director of the Australia Institute’s International & Security Affairs Program in a lively discussion.
Allan Gyngell is National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and an Honorary Professor at the ANU.
His long career in Australian foreign policy included appointments as Director-General of ONA, the inaugural Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, and to senior positions in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has written widely on Australian foreign policy and is the author of Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World Since 1942 and, with Michael Wesley, Making Australian Foreign Policy. He is co-presenter of the podcast Australia in the World and a member of the board of China Matters.
Part of the Australia Institute’s ‘Economics of a Pandemic’ #AskAnEconomist webinar series.
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