NatSec Nightcap with Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos


Thanks for joining us for a conversation with Amb. Sinodinos, who shared his insight into the future of Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. Security Treaty – now celebrating its 70th anniversary – and its importance to security in the Pacific, as well as economic policies that will strengthen both AUS and US interests.


  • Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos, Australian Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director, National Security Institute



Speaker Bios: 

The Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO (Officer of the Order) is Australia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, taking up his posting in Washington in February 2020.  Over a career spanning four decades, Ambassador Sinodinos has dedicated his professional life to the advancement of Australia and its people.  Ambassador Sinodinos was previously Australia’s Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator for New South Wales in the Australian Parliament, and Senior Executive Service in the Department of the Treasury.  In 2008, Ambassador Sinodinos was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his service to politics through the executive function of government, to the development of economic policy and reform, and to the Greek community. In 2019, he was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Australia & New Zealand School of Government in recognition of his promotion of public sector leadership.


Jamil N. Jaffer is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Security Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.  Jamil is also Senior Vice President for Strategy, Partnerships & Corporate Development at IronNet Cybersecurity, a technology products startup founded by Gen (ret.) Keith B. Alexander, the former Director of the National Security Agency and Founding Commander of U.S. Cyber Command.  In addition, Jamil is an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, a strategic advisory firm; 4iQ, a deep and dark web intelligence startup; Duco, a technology platform startup that connects corporations with geopolitical and international business experts; and Amber, a digital authentication and verification startup.


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