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The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sam Roggeveen in conversation with Peter Hartcher

‘Essential reading for anyone interested in our nation’s security in an uncertain world where the enduring supremacy of the United States cannot be assumed or assured.’ — Malcolm Turnbull

‘Here is a voice, bold in its conclusions and forensic in its logic, which defies the echo chamber of current strategic policy.’ — Peter Varghese

With the global power balance shifting, Australia will need to defend itself without American help. In his new book The Echidna Strategy, Sam Roggeveen – director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program – overturns the conventional wisdom about Australia’s security.

On Tuesday 19 September at The Royal Oak, join Roggeveen in conversation with the award-winning political and international editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Peter Hartcher.

Copies of The Echidna Strategy (out 29 August with Black Inc Books) will be available for purchase at the venue through Roaring Stories, with Roggeveen signing copies after the discussion.

Attendees are asked to arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Seating is unallocated – another reason to arrive early to secure an optimal spot. Why not make a full evening of it, too, by ordering a meal at the Royal Oak before or after the event? One of Balmain’s oldest and most loved pubs, it serves a delicious range of food and beverages.

If you miss out on a ticket, you can still watch the event as it is livestreamed from the Roaring Stories Facebook page (accessible on the Home page and from the Live tab). A recording will also be available to view later as an upload on the Roaring Stories YouTube channel.