Friday 10 Jun 2022

9:30-9:45 Welcome by Matt Opie, Director of Defence, UNISA 

Session 1: The Grey Zone and the New Politics of War & Violence

Grey zone challenges: information disorder, social cohesion and resilience
Paul Arbon (Flinders University) and Steven Talbot (DST)

Defending Culture at the meso Level: de-differentiation, ‘fields’ and defence capability  
Brad West (University of South Australia)

Session 2: Panel – Domestic ADF Operations and Social Influence at the Community Level

  • Major General Andrew Hocking – Deputy National Bushfire Recovery Coordinator
  • Brigadier Mark Armstrong – Commander Joint Task Group 629.3 on Operation COVID-19 Assist
Session 3: Communication Architecture and Strategies in the Grey Zone

Social media platforms and networks as weapons and battlefields
Damien Spry (University of South Australia)

From techno to socio centric: Reviewing informational models and power from a sociological perspective to inform communication practice
Sharon Mascall-Dare (University of South Australia) and Kate Ames (Central Queensland University)

1-2pm     LUNCH

Session 4: Institutional communication, culture and influence

Texts within the liminal zone between civilian and military culture
Wendy De Luca (Charles Sturt University)

Institutional silences and the communication of meaning in Defence
Collette Snowden (University of South Australia)

Session 5: Panel – Challenges and opportunities of collaborative meso research

  • Cate Carter – Co-Director Military Organisation and Culture Studies Group
  • Richard Davis – Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics
  • Steven Talbot – DST

4-6:30pm Drinks, Nibbles and Book Launch

Brad West’s Finding Gallipoli.

Guest speaker: Richard White