Securing Battery Value Chains | QTN Series: In Conversation
The ANU National Security College is delighted to present this online event to explore the ideas put forward in Jeffrey Wilson’s recent paper, from the ongoing QTN series.
In his paper, Dr Wilson examines batteries as a critical technology, and outlines why the global value chains that produce batteries are insecure. He argues that while all the Quad countries recognise the need for secure battery value chains, they are yet to align their strategies, and concludes that a Quad battery partnership should be developed to secure this critical 21st century technology.
Dr Wilson will join Rory Medcalf and Jennifer Jackett in conversation at this event to discuss his analysis and recommendations, and take questions from the audience.
This webinar is free and open to the public; however, registration is essential. It will be delivered over WebEx. Please click here to familiarise yourself with the system and to check your access.
Dr Jeffrey Wilson is the Research Director at the Perth USAsia Centre. He provides leadership and strategic direction in developing and managing the Centre’s research programs across its publications, policy and dialogue activities. He specialises in how transformations in the regional economic architecture are reshaping the contemporary economic and strategic environments of the Indo-Pacific.
Professor Rory Medcalf is Head of the National Security College at The Australian National University. Professor Medcalf’s professional background spans diplomacy, journalism, think thanks and intelligence analysis, including as founding Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute from 2007 to 2015. Professor Medcalf has been recognised as a thought leader internationally for his work on the Indo-Pacific concept of the Asian strategic environment, as articulated in his 2020 book Contest for the Indo-Pacific (released internationally as Indo-Pacific Empire).
Jennifer Jackett is a Sir Roland Wilson Scholar and PhD candidate at the National Security College. Her research examines US-China competition for leadership over emerging technologies and the implications for US allies and partners including Australia. She is currently on leave from the Australian Government where she held roles across the national security community advising government on issues such as critical infrastructure security, foreign interference, counter-terrorism, and international defence engagement