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NEW TIME WEBINAR 3PM TODAY 25/9/20 Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Coroneos talk geopolitics, the Internet and democracy: how does this all play out?


Revisiting the pandemic as a test of national resilience. What does it tell us about the strength of our national institutions? And what will the ultimate test look like? Coroneos will ask Turnbull to consider the unthinkable during a dialogue at 3pm AEST TODAY, Friday, September 25, between himself and The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister of Australia.

Late apologies, but Malcolm Turnbull will be attending the just-announced state funeral for former Premier John Fahey today at 12.00pm. 

But luckily, the event is still on... just 3 hours later. 

The livestream has been rescheduled until 3pm TODAY, Friday 25 September, and Peter will be in discussion with Malcolm Turnbull for an extra 20 minutes, until 4.20pm.

Whatever your thoughts about Malcolm Turnbull, there can be no doubt he is one of Australia's and the world's most successful people in business, the law and politics.

Australia's 29th Prime Minister from 2015 to 2018, Turnbull has enjoyed international careers in law, business and the media before entering politics at the age of 50.

He is being hosted by Peter Coroneos, International Vice President of the Cybersecurity Advisors Network and CEO of Icon Cyber, and best known as former longstanding CEO of Australia's Internet Industry Association.

Coroneos and Turnbull will be discussing geopolitics, the Internet and democracy, and asking "how does this all play out?" during an event from 3pm until 4.20pm AEST TODAY, Friday, September 25, with free registration for the event available here.

Both men will "consider questions that may define our future—nationally, internationally and as a species".

Coroneos asks some pertinent and insightful questions, in what is a preview of the discussion to take place, including:

  • Is there a clear path for a nation like Australia to find its own voice in the region?
  • What is driving current regional tensions and is there a middle way that avoids the prospect of conflict, while respecting legitimate claims to sovereignty?
  • What are the implications for future generations if we get this wrong?
  • And how do we get this right when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles?
  • How has the subversion of the internet accelerated these trends and can they be reversed?

Coroneos says "these are the hard questions we will consider when you tune in on 25th September".

Tickets are free of charge with registration available here.

The livestream event link will be sent to registered attendees 48 hours before the event.

About the speakers

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull

Australia’s 29th Prime Minister (2015-2018) had international careers in law, business and the media before entering politics at the age of 50.

As Prime Minister, he reformed Australia’s personal income tax, education and childcare systems, oversaw the legalisation of same sex marriage and announced the construction of the biggest pumped hydro scheme in the southern hemisphere.

Globally, Mr Turnbull played a leading role in reviving the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) after the United States withdrew. He also struck deals with US Presidents Obama and Trump to accept refugees who tried to arrive in Australia illegally by boat.

As a lawyer, Mr Turnbull successfully defended former MI5 agent Peter Wright against the British Government in the “Spycatcher” trial before entering business where he enjoyed a successful career with Goldman Sachs and launched multiple technology based businesses in Australia.

Since leaving politics, Mr Turnbull has resumed his business career, including as a senior adviser at KKR and speaks regularly at global conferences.

Peter Coroneos

International Vice President of the Cybersecurity Advisors Network and CEO of Icon Cyber. Best known as former longstanding CEO of Australia's Internet Industry Association.

Twice invited to the White House to brief the Obama Administration's national cyber security leadership on an industry wide anti-botnet scheme pioneered in Australia. Peter is an author and recognised authority on cyber policy.

He had (until recently) passionately believed in the power of the internet to transform societies for the good, and strived for over 20 years to contribute to defining, promoting and extending the level of trust necessary for this to occur. Now he's not so sure, although his faith in humanity remains intact.

Tickets for the webinar are free of charge with registration available here.

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