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Australian ambassador to U.S. to give BYU lecture Oct. 25

His Excellency Dennis Richardson, Australian ambassador to the United States, will speak at Brigham Young University on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

The lecture is free and the public is welcome to attend. Richardson’s topic will be “Australia–U.S. Relations.”

Richardson received his current appointment following a career in public service that began when he joined the Australian Foreign Service in 1969. He has also served as director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, deputy secretary of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, head of the Review of the Intelligence Community Post-Cold War, principal adviser to the prime minister and various senior public service roles in other government departments.

Richardson received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Sydney University and was made an officer of the Order of Australia in 2003.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne


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