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2021 Warrane Lecture with Sir Peter Cosgrove

The Warrane Lecture is an annual public lecture delivered by an eminent person from public life or academia. Its aim is to contribute to the understanding of important issues and current challenges facing society, in line with the overall aims of Warrane College. The 2021 Warrane Lecture will be delivered by Sir Peter Cosgrove and the live stream can be viewed on Youtube via: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYh_dRlIh30

Sir Peter Cosgrove graduated in 1968 from the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He fought in Vietnam, commanding a rifle platoon, and received the Military Cross in 1971. He served in the UK and India, and in 1999 he was Commander of INTERFET, overseeing East Timor’s transition to independence. He was then promoted to Companion in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (AC). He was appointed Chief of Army in 2000, and as General, he was Chief of the Defence Force from 2002-2005, when he retired. He has served on many boards, chaired the Council of the Australian War Memorial, and was Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University from 2010 until early 2014. In 2014 he was sworn in as Governor-General and became a Knight in the Order of Australia.