Considerable disagreement exists over what is or is not in the ‘national interest’. Having an increasingly broad meaning, ‘national interest’ has been used as a shield and a sword in foreign relations, military intervention, defence building, trade and investment, preservation of natural resources, labour and immigration policies, national and regional security, and multilateral institutionalism. This interdisciplinary conference will provide a forum for academics, lawyers, policymakers, legislators, government officials, trade representatives, consultants, representatives from NGOs, and students to exchange views on issues relating to Australia’s ‘national interest’, explore their implications, and draw lessons for the future.
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26 September 2013
- 27 September 2013
Princeton Room, University Centre
Gold Coast, QLD 4229
Faculty of Law
Tel: +61 (7) 5595 1042