About Book Launch | The Echidna Strategy: Australia’s Search for Power and Peace

The University of Queensland is delighted to host the Lowy Institute's Sam Roggeveen to talk about his new book The Echidna Strategy: Australia’s Search for Power and Peace. Please join us on 28 September for a conversation with Sam moderated by Dr Melissa Curley (The University of Queensland). 

The Echidna Strategy sheds new light on the contest for leadership in Asia and the strategy Australia needs to thrive. This includes a radically different approach to defence. Above all, it means a bolder Australian foreign policy, with three goals: leadership in the Pacific; a much stronger relationship with Indonesia; and a regional order centred on a gathering of its great powers.

Sam Roggeveen

Sam Roggeveen is director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program. He was the founding editor of The Interpreter and is editor of the Lowy Institute Papers. Before joining the Lowy Institute, Sam was a senior analyst in Australia’s peak intelligence agency, the Office of National Assessments.

Dr Melissa Curley is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Political Science and International Studies at The University of Queensland. Her research and teaching interests include Southeast Asian politics and international relations, Cambodian politics and post-conflict reconstruction, and non-traditional security in East Asia.


When: Thursday 28th Sep 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: UQ Brisbane City, Suite 227/308 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Register here.



Suite 227/308 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
UQ Brisbane City