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RUSI NSW Update - November 2020

Election of New President
At the Institute’s AGM held on 24 November 2020, Professor Michael Hough AM RFD ED was elected President of the Institute – our 45th President since 1888.
Michael has had a distinguished career in both academia, mostly at the University of Wollongong and in the military, where in 33 years service with the Army Reserve, he saw service in South Vietnam, and commanded both the 8th/13th Victorian Mounted Rifles and the University of NSW Regiment.

Anzac Memorial
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anzac Auditorium has been closed to members of the public since 29 March 2020. More recently, construction work to enhance public safety around the water cascades facing Elizabeth Street has commenced. This work is expected to be completed in late January 2021.
We anticipate that in early 2021, the Memorial will re-open to the public and we will be able to resume all our normal activities, including use of the auditorium for our lunch-time lectures.
Despite the closure of the Memorial, a small band of volunteers has continued to work in the library. Importantly, we have been able to continue our program of interesting lunch-time lectures, albeit via videos since April 2020.
Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.

RUSI NSW Lecture Program
These lectures will be uploaded to our videos page and YouTube channel, see and explore our links in the section below. 

27 November 2020 Video Lecture 
ADF's Response to the Bushfire and COVID Crises
Major General Kathryn Campbell, AO CSC, Commander of the Army’s 2nd Division and Vice Patron of the Institute

18 December 2020 Video Lecture   

The Sir Hermann Black lecture “2020 – The Year in Review”  
Hervé Lemahieu, Director Power and Diplomacy Program, Lowy Institute


Christmas Lunch  

Tuesday 15 December 2020 

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Cellos Room
Level 4, 169 Castlereagh St., Sydney

12.30 for a 1pm start

Meet our new President who will provide the after lunch speech.
This is an opportunity to share and celebrate with your friends and colleagues in a COVID-19 safe environment.

The hotel will serve a delicious two course meal with wines and tea or coffee for $85 per person.

RSVP by Friday 11 December to:  
Provide your contact details and indicate your method of payment.
Please provide information about any food allergies

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