Cybersecurity, defence innovation and climate change in the military are all on the agenda for NATO’s Brussels Summit on 14 June. But with NATO placing unprecedented attention on the Indo-Pacific, what are the summit’s implications for Australia? What will NATO's defence innovations mean for the Indo-Pacific? How can Australia work with NATO to strengthen cyber defences?
USSC hosted a webinar event with NATO’s Director for Security Policy and Partnerships Directorate, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division James Mackey in discussion with USSC Lecturer and NATO Defense College Partners Across the Globe Fellow Dr Gorana Grgic.
Jointly presented by the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and NATO Public Diplomacy Division; this event was part of a series of talks with USSC and NATO experts in which they explore the challenges ahead of NATO and Australia and propose areas where furthering and deepening cooperation can offer solutions.
Director of Security Policy and Partnerships in the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO
James H. Mackey is the Director of Security Policy and Partnerships in the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division at NATO Headquarters. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing NATO’s political relationship with Allies, partner countries, and other international organisations. During his seventeen-year career with NATO, Mackey has held a wide variety of positions focusing primarily on NATO’s political dialogue and practical cooperation with partner countries.
Dr Gorana Grgic
Senior Lecturer in US Politics and Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney)
Dr Gorana Grgic is a jointly appointed Senior Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations and the United States Studies Centre. Her research interests include US politics and foreign policy, transatlantic relations, conflict resolution and democratisation. She is the author of Ethnic Conflict in Asymmetric Federations (Routledge 2017).