The world's foremost counterinsurgency expert, David Kilcullen and Julian Burnside, a barrister and human rights advocate make for an explosive combination when discussing if the end ever justifies the means.
With gripping battlefield experiences that range from the jungles and highlands of South and Southeast Asia to the mountains of Afghanistan-Pakistan border to the dusty towns of the Middle-East and the horn of Africa, David might change the way you think about war.
Julian Burnside QC, is a barrister, writer and President of Liberty Victoria. He has acted pro bono in many human rights cases and is passionate about the arts. He elaborates the law in relation to art censorship and how it is exercised, including the complexities of "intention," "context," "reasonableness," public attitudes, protecting human rights and freedom of expression.
He is President of Liberty Victoria, Chair of fortyfive downstairs and author of Wordwatching - Fieldnotes from an amateur Philologist and Watching Brief - Reflections on Human Rights, Law and Justice.
David Kilcullen is a consultant to the US State Department on counterinsurgency and counterterrorism.
He is the author of numerous publications including The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One and Twenty-Eight Articles, a how to guide for junior commanders involved in counterinsurgency.