• Book launch: John Curtin’s War by John Edwards, launched by Paul Keating

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   11/27/2017 6:00:00 PM11/27/2017 7:00:00 PM

    Please join us for the launch of the first volume of John Curtins War, a new biography by Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow John Edwards, published by Penguin Viking.

    Using much new material, John’s vivid, landmark biography places Curtin, Australia’s wartime leader, as a man of his times, puzzling through the immense changes in Australia and its region released by the mighty shock of the Pacific War. The biography locates the turning point in Australian history not at Gallipoli or the Western Front or even Federation, but in the Pacific War and Curtin’s Prime Ministership.

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

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   12/13/2017 11:00:00 AM12/13/2017 12:00:00 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Aus-PNG Network social evening

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   11/22/2017 6:00:00 PM11/22/2017 7:00:00 PM


    Join us at the Lowy Institute in Sydney for the inaugural quarterly networking event of the Aus-PNG Network. This will be an informal event, and an excellent opportunity to make new connections with other people with an interest in Papua New Guinea and the Australia-PNG relationship.

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  • Address on Australia and the Pacific by the Hon Richard Marles MP

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   11/21/2017 12:45:00 PM11/21/2017 1:45:00 PM

    Please join us for an address by the Hon Richard Marles MP, the Shadow Minister for Defence, who will speak on ‘Australia and the Pacific: A question of identity’.
     
    The Hon Richard Marles MP is the Federal Member for Corio. His previous appointments include Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Minister for Trade, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry, and Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Affairs.

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  • Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work

    WHERE:   Garden Restaurant

    WHEN:   11/20/2017 6:15:00 PM11/20/2017 7:15:00 PM

    In the past two decades Indonesia has made great strides in improving access to education, as children begin school earlier and remain there longer than ever before. At the same time, however, quality and learning outcomes have been largely unchanged. A new Lowy Institute Analysis by the University of Melbourne’s Andrew Rosser explores how Indonesia’s underlying political and social relationships have contributed to this conundrum of access over quality.

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  • Trump goes to Asia

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   11/9/2017 6:00:00 PM11/9/2017 7:00:00 PM

    Donald Trump’s first trip to Asia as President, which begins on 5 November, will bring his unique approach to diplomacy to our region for the first time. Over ten days, President Trump will visit five countries and attend two summits, and outline his Asia policy for the first time. How he responds to the pressures of these high-stakes meetings will set the tone of America’s relationship with Asia for the remainder of his presidency.

    Join the Lowy Institute’s expert panel for a discussion of President Trump’s early forays into Asia policy.

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  • The Interpreter 2017 World Politics Trivia Challenge

    WHERE:   Gandel Hall

    WHEN:   11/8/2017 6:45:00 PM11/8/2017 9:30:00 PM

    The Interpreter 2017 World Politics Trivia Challenge

    The Interpreter is pleased to invite you to the 2017 World Politics Trivia Challenge on Wednesday, 8 November. This is a fun night that brings together Canberra’s public servants, diplomats, students, academics and journalists to see who is the biggest foreign policy wonk.

    The event is in its third year and has previously sold out in just a day or two, so reserve your ticket now!

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  • The future of China and the US - In conversation with Joseph Kahn

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   10/27/2017 12:45:00 PM10/27/2017 1:45:00 PM

    The relationship between China and the United States is central to security and prosperity in Asia. Join us as Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove examines the future of this critical relationship in conversation with Managing Editor of The New York Times and long-time China watcher, Joseph Kahn.
     
    Together they will explore issues such as the evolution of Asia policy under the Trump administration, the implications for Chinese foreign policy of this year’s 19th Party Congress in Beijing, and future developments on the Korean peninsula.

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  • Brisbane Lowy Institute Paper Launch – Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia by Andrew Leigh

    WHERE:   Lecture Theatre (S05 2_04)

    WHEN:   10/4/2017 6:15:00 PM10/4/2017 7:15:00 PM

    In-conversation with Andrew Leigh and Sam Roggeveen, Senior Fellow of the Lowy Institute, followed by a Q&A. 

    In the early part of the twentieth century, the world turned inwards as fear shut down flows of people and goods across national borders. A century later, can we make a better choice?

    Please join us for the launch of Choosing Openness, a new Lowy Institute Paper by the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP and published by Penguin Random House Australia.

    Across the developed world, global engagement has become a major political fault line. Some say that trade, investment, and immigration are threats rather than opportunities. Global uncertainty, rising inequality, and populism present real challenges to globalists. Choosing Openness argues that Australia’s past prosperity has flowed from engaging with the world. An open Australia requires stronger advocacy and smarter policies.

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  • Melbourne Lowy Institute Paper Launch – Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia by Andrew Leigh

    WHERE:   Clemenger BBDO Auditorium

    WHEN:   10/3/2017 6:15:00 PM10/3/2017 7:15:00 PM

    In-conversation with Andrew Leigh and Anthony Bubalo, Deputy Director and Research Director of the Lowy Institute, followed by a Q&A. 

    In the early part of the twentieth century, the world turned inwards as fear shut down flows of people and goods across national borders. A century later, can we make a better choice?

    Please join us for the launch of Choosing Openness, a new Lowy Institute Paper by the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP and published by Penguin Random House Australia.

    Across the developed world, global engagement has become a major political fault line. Some say that trade, investment, and immigration are threats rather than opportunities. Global uncertainty, rising inequality, and populism present real challenges to globalists. Choosing Openness argues that Australia’s past prosperity has flowed from engaging with the world. An open Australia requires stronger advocacy and smarter policies.

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  • Sydney Lowy Institute Paper Launch – Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia by Andrew Leigh

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   9/28/2017 6:00:00 PM9/28/2017 7:00:00 PM

    In-conversation with Andrew Leigh and Dr Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, followed by a Q&A.

    In the early part of the twentieth century, the world turned inwards as fear shut down flows of people and goods across national borders. A century later, can we make a better choice?

    Please join us for the launch of Choosing Openness, a new Lowy Institute Paper by the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP and published by Penguin Random House Australia.

    Across the developed world, global engagement has become a major political fault line. Some say that trade, investment, and immigration are threats rather than opportunities. Global uncertainty, rising inequality, and populism present real challenges to globalists. Choosing Openness argues that Australia’s past prosperity has flowed from engaging with the world. An open Australia requires stronger advocacy and smarter policies.

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  • Canberra Lowy Institute Paper Launch – Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia by Andrew Leigh

    WHERE:   The National Press Club

    WHEN:   9/27/2017 6:00:00 PM9/27/2017 7:30:00 PM

    Lowy Institute Paper launched by Anthony Bubalo, Deputy Director and Research Director of the Lowy Institute, followed by an Address by Andrew Leigh and a Q&A.
     

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  • ANU Indonesia Update, Sydney edition

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   9/18/2017 9:00:00 AM9/18/2017 10:45:00 AM

    Indonesia’s opposition has been emboldened by the defeat and imprisonment of former Jakarta Governor Ahok on blasphemy charges, and President Joko Widodo has responded through increasingly illiberal measures. With presidential and legislative polls due in just over 18 months, the electorate is in an increasingly nationalist and protectionist mood.
     
    Please join us at a Sydney edition of the Indonesia Update for a discussion of the implications of these developments for Indonesian politics and economic policy, with a keynote presentation by former Indonesian trade minister Mari Pangestu. The Indonesia Update has been an annual event held by the Australian National University in Canberra since 1983; this is the twelfth time we have held an abbreviated Sydney edition.

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  • Pragmatic but wary globalists: Australians and the 2017 Lowy Institute Poll

    WHERE:   Clemenger Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria

    WHEN:   8/29/2017 6:15:00 PM8/29/2017 7:15:00 PM

    After a remarkable year in world affairs, the 2017 Lowy Institute Poll has uncovered some fascinating findings on how Australians have reacted to the latest world events.

    A distinguished panel, including the ABC’s Stan Grant, RMIT Professor Joseph M Siracusa and Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox will join the Director of the Lowy Institute’s Polling Program, Alex Oliver, in a discussion of some of the most interesting results from this year’s Lowy Institute Poll.

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