Professor Peter Leahy

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Professor Peter Leahy

Name: Professor Peter Leahy
Position: Director, National Security Institute
Organisation: University of Canberra
Organisation type: Academic
Website: www.canberra.edu.au
Primary Areas: International Relations
Defence
Expertise: Department of Defence, changing nature of conflict, Asia-Pacific security, balance between defence & security, defence, defence budgets, AFP, DFAT, military & the media, military capabilities & operations, national security, national security community, national security statement, new threats & challenges, parliamentary approval for war, UN, war and conflict, challenge of modern terrorism.
Notes: Professor Leahy is a former Chief of Army 2002 to 2008. His career focus is on issues of national security and providing government with a broad range of domestic, expeditionary and development options. Key achievements include; expanding the combat role of women, restructuring the Army Reserve, and expanding, training and sustaining the army during a period of increasing global combat operations