Michael G. Smith

Major General (Retd)

Member to an Officer in the Order of Australia.  He has published articles and chapters on these issues, affecting national and international security. Currently, he is the President of the United Nations Association of Australia. He also provides consultancy on security, development and peace operations, and is a Visiting Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University, and an Adjunct Professor at the Key Centre for Ethics, Governance and Law at Griffith University in Australia.  In 2012-13 he was the Director of the Security Sector Advisory & Coordination Division of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). From 2008-2011 he was the founding Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre, a multi-agency organization established by the Australian Government in 2008 to support the development of national civil-military capabilities to prevent, prepare for, and respond more effectively to conflicts and disasters overseas. From 2002-2008 he was CEO of Austcare (now Action Aid Australia), an international development agency committed to supporting under-privileged communities, including refugees and internally displaced persons affected by conflict, explosive remnants of war, violence and natural disaster.