10 April 2009

Australian National University Lecture: Future Challenges of the East Timor Defence Force (F-FDTL)

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ANU Lecture: Future Challenges of the East Timor Defence Force (F-FDTL).

Speaker: Mr Robert Lowry
Venue: Lecture Theatre G040, Ground Floor, Haydon-Allen Building, ANU
Date: Thursday, 9 April
Time: 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Enquiries: Steven Sengstock on +61 2 6125 4979

Abstract
A UN supported review of the security sector is currently underway in Timor-Leste. If all goes well this will define the roles and responsibilities of all related agencies and identify any gaps in civil control, accountability, legislation, and executive control and coordination mechanisms that need to be closed. However, given the fragility of Timor-Leste politics, what challenges might the F-FDTL pose to the successful conclusion of that process?

Robert Lowry is a former Australian Army officer and was Adviser to the East Timor Government on National Security in 2002-2003. He is author of The Armed Forces of Indonesia (1996), Fortress Fiji (2006) and other monographs, book chapters and articles on Indonesian and East Timorese security matters.

Mr Lowry's lecture is presented by the Faculty of Asian Studies Southeast Asia group and is delivered in conjunction with the Faculty’s 2009 Future of East Timor program.

Steven Sengstock Course Convenor, Future of East Timor Faculty of Asian Studies College of Asia and the Pacific Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
steven.sengstock@anu.edu.au +61 2 6125 4979
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