Webinar Series – Generations of Veterans

March 30, 2021

You are invited to join ASCN (New Zealand) as they commence their discussions and knowledge sharing activities around the issue of the changing demographics, composition and size of the veteran Population in each of the 5 Eyes Countries to better understand the possible impact on these changes on Wellbeing Outcomes of Military Members, Veterans and Public Safety Officers and their Families.

“Generations of Veterans: Population Changes in the United States”

In this Webinar Ms Nathalie Grogan will share insights on the changing face of the Veteran population drawn from research undertaken by CNAS in a recently published Massachusetts Veteran Needs Assessment.

This study is the latest in a series of Veterans needs assessments in different parts of the USA undertaken by CNAS. The study uses quantitative analysis of county-level population trends in Massachusetts related to both the veteran and general population that is applicable to the broader United States to map trends and issues.

Presenters:  Ms Nathalie Grogan
Research Assistant
Military, Veterans and Society Program
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Date:  Friday 9th of April 2021

Time:  New Zealand 9.00 am
Australia 7.00 am Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane
The Netherlands 11.00 pm Amsterdam, Thursday 8th of April 2021
The UK 10.00 pm London, Thursday 8th of April 2021
Canada 5.00 pm Toronto, 2.00 pm Vancouver, Thursday 8th of April 2021
The USA 5.00 pm New York, 2.00 pm Los Angeles, Thursday 8th of April 2021

There will be a one hour presentation followed by a one hour interactive Q&A session that will allow participants to ask the presenters questions about points raised in the presentation or current issues on transition related to their work.


To participate in this Webinar with Ms Grogan Register at:


When you have registered you will receive information on how to access the webinar online.


 Nathalie Grogan

Nathalie Grogan is a Research Assistant in the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, DC where her Research focus is primarily on Military Families, the National Guard and Regional Veteran Needs Assessments.

CNAS is a Washington based independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization that engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate.
A key part of its mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow on a range of topics including Military, Veterans and Families policy and experience.
Nathalie has a Master’s in Public Policy from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History and French from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Her graduate research capstone project focused on veterans using their G.I. Bill education benefits at public, private, and for-profit educational institutions.


This series of real time education and information sharing webinars has been developed by ASCN an Australian and New Zealand Not For Profit organisation in collaboration with its partners in the each of the 5 Eyes Countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom).

In 2021 Open Door: Veteran Transition Integration Wellbeing Research Centre at Flinders University is partnering with ASCN to develop and present the webinar series.

The Webinars in the series are being presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from each of the 5 Eyes Countries and Robert Lippiatt from ASCN is the chair of the series. Robert has had significant international experience chairing and facilitating Defence and Veterans Forums.

Each Webinar is intended to share key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country and to stimulate ongoing conversations and collaborations.

Watch out for information and registration instructions for further Webinars in the series in 2021.

If you require any additional information on these Webinars or would like to register your interest in participating in the rest of the Webinar series please contact Steve Shamy at the ASCN Secretariat at email ascn.nz@gmail.com.

ABOUT ASCN (New Zealand) & Open Door


ASCN (New Zealand) in conjunction with ASCN (Australia) form the Trans Tasman Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN).

This Not for profit Network acts as a neutral and independent hub for discussion and action by Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy on health and wellbeing questions and issues that impact military, veterans, public safety officers and their families in both countries.

It is committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former members of the Defence Force (Regular and Reserve), Public Safety Organisations and their Families

Open Door

Open Door is an Australasian multi-disciplinary research and diffusion hub based at Flinders University that exists to undertake and disseminate research information to academics, practitioners and veterans interested in research and to contribute to evidence informed discussions on policy and service design and delivery to veterans. first responders and their families.

Its research is multidisciplinary, applied and theoretical and includes amongst other topics:
• key service provision challenges (claims, case work, crisis care)
• key policy challenges (including institutional abuse, veteran suicide or veterans in correction)
• social, cultural and historical research on Defence and Veterans Affairs legislation, policy and service provision
• clinical and cognitive psychological evidence and practice
• new approaches for veterans with transition challenges, traumatic stress injuries and moral injury.

Open Door‘s approach is based on the view that the best source of evidence on veteran issues are veterans. The Centre uses a co-design approach that draws upon the lived experiences of veterans and their families.

The Open Door team is made up of veteran researchers and policy experts drawn from a number of Universities across Australia and New Zealand. Its aim is to bring together the best minds and thinkers to conduct applied and blue-sky research that demonstrates what works for veterans in transition and across the life course.

Like ASCN. Open Door is committed to contributing to enhancing the Wellbeing of veterans. first responders and their families.