Virtual crisis simulation led by top national security experts

The nation’s top national security experts and leaders will come together to prepare 70 Australian students for the next big crisis next week, in the country’s first fully virtual crisis simulation.

The lucky students involved will receive guidance from ANU Chancellor the Honourable Julie Bishop, the former Chief of the Defence Force Admiral Chris Barrie and other experts engaged directly in crisis management from across government and the ANU.

The program will see participants complete three realistic crisis simulations on cyber security, Australia’s engagement in the Pacific and potential conflict flashpoints in Antartica.

Ms Bishop said the summit is an important initiative at a critical time for Australia’s future and is particularly proud that this is an Australian first initiative, led and managed by young Australians.

The virtual summit will run via teleconferencing and live streaming technologies, a mobile app and through Conducttr’s advanced crisis simulation software currently used by NATO, the Uk
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the British Army.

Supported by government departments, including the Department of Defence, the Department of Home Affairs, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the summit will bring past, present and future Australian national security leaders together, and facilitate the transfer of inter-generational knowledge to safeguard Australia’s strategic interests.

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