• Can Singapore’s global hub model still work?

    WHERE:   Clemenger BBDO Auditorium

    WHEN:   2/28/2018 6:15:00 PM2/28/2018 7:15:00 PM

    Over the past fifty years, Singapore has become one of the world’s most prosperous countries and a dynamic node in the world economy. A new Lowy Analysis Paper examines not only what has driven Singapore’s success in establishing itself as a competitive base of high-value manufacturing and other value-added services, but also how the country, amid regional and global challenges, must adapt its model so as to retain its position at the centre of flows of trade, investment, and people.

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  • Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   3/1/2018 12:45:00 PM3/1/2018 1:45:00 PM

    Join Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and Aaron Connelly, Research Fellow for the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, to discuss Alyssa’s latest book, Our Time Has Come: How India Is Making Its Place in the World. Dr Ayres will discuss how a fiercely independent India pursues its place as a leading power, and how the United States should respond.

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  • New Zealand in the Pacific: a complex strategic environment

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   3/1/2018 6:00:00 PM3/1/2018 7:00:00 PM

    New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rt Hon Winston Peters, will address his governments's plans to work with its Pacific partners to meet the many strategic and development challenges facing the region.

    New Zealand’s place is in the Pacific. Culturally, geographically, and politically, New Zealand is a Pacific Islands country. But the Pacific is an increasingly complex strategic environment, with a broad range of external factors affecting its present and future. 
     

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  • Iraq and Islamic State: in conversation with Hayder al-Khoei

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   3/5/2018 12:45:00 PM3/5/2018 1:45:00 PM

    Now that Islamic State has been defeated militarily, what does the future hold for Iraq? Deputy Director of the Lowy Institute Anthony Bubalo will discuss these and other issues, inlcuding Iraq’s forthcoming elections and evolving relations with its neighbours, in conversation with Hayder al-Khoei.

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  • Aus-PNG Network social evening – Brisbane

    WHERE:   Level 7, Webb Centre

    WHEN:   3/6/2018 6:15:00 PM3/6/2018 7:15:00 PM

    Join us on Tuesday 6 March in Brisbane for the second quarterly Aus-PNG Network event aimed at bringing as many people from this diverse and talented group together as possible. This will be an informal gathering and an excellent opportunity to make new connections with people with an interest in Papua New Guinea and the Australia–PNG relationship.

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  • Japan’s evolving security role in the Indo-Pacific: address by Yukio Okamoto

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   3/12/2018 12:45:00 PM3/12/2018 1:45:00 PM

    Following a period spent in Japan focused on the development of its national security apparatus and the development of international security cooperation with partners from Europe to the Indo-Pacific, Yukio Okamoto, Adjunct Professor at Ritsumeikan University and former Japanese diplomat, will talk on Japan’s evolving security role in the Indo-Pacific, with a focus on Japan–China relations. This will be followed by a discussion with the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program Director Dr Euan Graham on how Japan will adapt and respond to future regional security concerns.

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  • The year ahead

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   2/1/2018 12:45:00 PM2/1/2018 1:45:00 PM

    The Lowy Institute’s Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove will chair a discussion examining the key issues likely to dominate the international agenda in 2018.

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  • Growing old: Population challenges for the Chinese economy

    WHERE:   Clemenger BBDO Auditorium

    WHEN:   12/19/2017 6:15:00 PM12/19/2017 7:15:00 PM

    China is a rapidly ageing country. According to the World Bank, the working-age population is predicted to fall by 10% by 2040. While the size of the workforce is falling, the pool of over 65s is rising, and is predicted to reach 350 million by the same year.

    What are the economic effects of a shrinking labour pool and rising number of aged dependents, and how will the two-child policy limit these effects? The Lowy Institute will convene a panel to explore how population dynamics will shape China’s economy and what it means for our economic future at large.
     

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  • Report card from Washington: The first twelve months of the Trump administration

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   12/14/2017 6:00:00 PM12/14/2017 7:00:00 PM

    The Lowy Institute is delighted to host the Hon Joe Hockey, Australia’s Ambassador to the United States, for an address on the first twelve months of President Trump’s administration. 

    The Hon Joe Hockey has been Australia’s Ambassador to the United States since January 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was a member of the House of Representatives for the seat of North Sydney from 1996 until 2015. He served in a broad range of ministerial portfolios including as the Minister for Human Services, Minister for Tourism and the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, before being appointed as Treasurer in the Abbott government from 2013 to 2015 and chairing the G20 as part of this role. Before entering politics, Mr Hockey worked as a solicitor, and subsequently as Director of Policy to the NSW Premier.

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  • Address by the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   12/13/2017 11:30:00 AM12/13/2017 12:30:00 PM

    Join us for an address by the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry and the Leader of the House of Representatives. As Minister for Defence Industry he is responsible for Australia’s defence procurement and military capability including delivering the $200 billion worth of investment in Australia’s defence capabilities outlined in the Defence White Paper.

    Minister Pyne was first elected to Federal Parliament in 1993 at the age of 25, as the member for Sturt in South Australia. Through the Howard, Abbott and Turnbull governments, he has served as Assistant Minister for Health and Ageing, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Education and Training, and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. 

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  • What does Xi Jinping’s ‘new era’ mean for China and the world?

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   12/7/2017 12:45:00 PM12/7/2017 1:45:00 PM

    At China’s recent 19th Party Congress, the Party and President Xi Jinping announced a ‘new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics’. What does this mean for China, both domestically and globally? Join the Lowy Institute’s East Asia Program Director Dr Merriden Varrall when she hosts Professor Anne-Marie Brady of the Wilson Center and Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Peter Cai to discuss how the ‘new era’ will shape China’s approach to its national policies, including social and economic development, and foreign affairs. 

     

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  • Crisis in Myanmar: Its origins and our response

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   12/5/2017 6:00:00 PM12/5/2017 7:00:00 PM

    Over half a million Rohingya have fled Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh since 25 August, bringing with them accounts of crimes against humanity by Myanmar security forces and local mobs.

    Join the Lowy Institute’s expert panel for a discussion of the background to the current crisis, including the roles of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s military, and an examination of what Australia and the international community can do to address one of Southeast Asia’s most serious humanitarian crises in decades.

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  • The future of the rules-based order in the Asia-Pacific

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   11/29/2017 2:00:00 PM11/29/2017 4:00:00 PM

    The international order is experiencing turbulence, with liberal internationalism and democracy facing multiple challenges, globally and in the region. Australian and British senior officials and experts will explore new roles that Australia and the UK can play in this period of rapid change to uphold and strengthen the rules-based order in the Asia-Pacific.
       
    Join us for this expert panel and interactive discussion, with a specially invited audience, chaired by Lowy Institute’s Executive Director Michael Fullilove and Sir John Holmes, from the Ditchley Foundation.

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  • In conversation with Gideon Rachman and Michael Fullilove

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   11/28/2017 6:00:00 PM11/28/2017 7:00:00 PM

    Join us for a conversation between Financial Times columnist Gideon Rachman and Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove on Donald Trump, Brexit, and the future of Asia.
     
    Gideon Rachman has been chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times since 2006 following a 15-year career at The Economist. In 2016 he won The Orwell Prize for political journalism and the European Press Prize for political commentary. Mr Rachman is one of the most influential and interesting commentators on international affairs. His columns, and his most recent book Easternisation, are essential reading for anyone who is interested in the world.

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