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Power, Politics, Predictions: Indonesian Presidential Election 2019

13 March 2019 | Media and Events

On 17 April, Indonesians will vote for a new President. It will also see the start of parliamentary elections throughout the archipelago. To help answer some of these questions, Future Directions International (FDI) has joined forces with the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) and Indonesia Institute (ii) to present a free public forum in Perth on Monday, 18 March 2019.

A Presentation by Dr Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice-President of Research, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington DC.

20 February 2018 | Media and Events

19 February 2018 Future Directions International and the Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council are pleased to present a discussion by Dr Jonathan Schanzer on ” The Middle Eastern Security Situation and the Financing of Terror”.

A Presentation by H.E. Naela Chohan, High Commissioner of Pakistan to Australia

29 September 2016 | Media and Events

11 October 2016 FDI will host the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Australia, H.E. Naela Chohan. Her Presentation is titled:  Pakistan’s Way Forward: The Challenges and Opportunities. The event is to be held at Curtin School of Business, 78 Murray Street, Perth, from  1.15pm-3.00pm. Please RSVP to: [email protected] if you wish to attend.

Australia-India 1.5 Track Defence Strategic Dialogue

8 August 2016 | Media and Events

01 August 2016  Australia-India 1.5 Track Defence Strategic Dialogue

Address by Professor Efraim Inbar

4 February 2016 | Media and Events

8 February 2016 – An address by Professor Efraim Inbar.

Event 1

31 December 2015 | Media and Events

27 August 2013 – Future Directions International and Unity Resources Group co-host Kidnapping Presentation: “Kidnapping Risks, Trends and Lessons from Asia to Africa” at Government House Ballroom, Perth.

Event 2

2 December 2015 | Media and Events

2 December 2010 – Future Directions International Tenth Anniversary at Government House Ballroom, Perth.

Second Indian Ocean Dialogue

31 August 2015 | Media and Events

5-7 September 2015 Future Directions International, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Indian Ocean Rim Association and the Observer Research Foundation, is pleased to host the second Indian Ocean Dialogue in Perth on 5-7 September. The 1.5 Track Dialogue will bring together officials, academics and other strategic thinkers from around…

Building Sustainable Cities: Creating a Healthier, Greener Future for the World

30 May 2014 | Media and Events

20-22 May 2014 FIABCI hosted a very timely, informative presentation featuring Major General, the Hon. Michael Jeffery, Former Governor General of Australia and Founder and First Founding Chairman of Future Directions International. See the full programme here.    

ADC Northern Development Summit

29 April 2014 | Media and Events

 26-28 June 2014 In June 2014 ADC Forum will gather the most extensive group of Australian and International leaders and decision makers to develop a shared vision and action plan for development of Australia’s northern regions. This Northern Development Summit is a non-partisan forum for Participants to shape this defining national project.  Major speakers include…

Publication Guide

  • Associate papers are primary source assessments written by FDI associates. The assessment topics range from regional bilateral relationships and opportunities and challenges in our neighbouring countries.

  • Feature interviews are interviews conducted by an FDI Research Manager. Interview topics range from the sustainability of our planet to the improved provision of emergency food aid.

  • Normally issued in hardcopy, these represent a comprehensive study of one of FDI’s four research areas.

  • Strategic alerts are priority current intelligence items. We provide these alerts when events such as military deployments or foreign election results occur.

  • A 1500 to 3000 word, single topic assessment.

  • A number of short articles addressing current intelligence topics, issued each week.

  • A record of discussions resulting from a single, or series of, roundtable conferences.

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