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2023 National Security & Counterterrorism Fellows Complete Tour in Australia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The McCain Institute at Arizona State University recently led members of its National Security & Counterterrorism fellowship to Australia for their second stop visiting the Five Eyes capitals.

The seven-day tour, from September 3-9, included 15 fellows from the 2023 cohort. Participants in the Australia module came from four countries from the Five Eyes partner nations: the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

The National Security and Counterterrorism fellows participated in meetings with government leaders and academics in Australia, including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the Australian National Imams Council, and the United States Studies Centre. They also discussed space security at Mt. Stromlo Observatory in Canberra and took a security overlay tour of the Sydney Opera House. This visit was hosted in partnership with the National Security College at The Australian National University.

One U.S. fellow said of the time in Australia, “This week… provided an amazing and unique opportunity for government professionals from each of our countries to be fully immersed in the highest national security priorities facing our alliance.”

In March 2023, the fellows participated in a module in Washington, D.C. The group will finish the year in London during December 2023. Follow along with future visits on the McCain Institute’s Instagram and Twitter.

Learn more about the National Security and Counterterrorism Fellowship here.

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Publish Date
October 9, 2023