• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Michael Fullilove and James Curran on Australia’s uneasy alliance

    WHERE:   Level 3, 1 Bligh Street

    WHEN:   8/23/2017 6:00:00 PM8/23/2017 7:00:00 PM

    Donald Trump has now been president of the United States for seven months. He is a very different president from his predecessors.
     
    What does this mean for Australia? How should we manage the US alliance in the age of Trump?
     
    The Executive Director of the Lowy Institute Michael Fullilove is the author of a new essay on the Trump administration and Australia in Foreign Affairs magazine. Join Dr Fullilove and Nonresident Fellow Professor James Curran, author of Fighting with America, for a discussion of the first months of the Trump administration and Australia’s response. 
     

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  • Kori Schake and Thomas Wright on the future of US global policy under the Trump administration

    WHERE:   Level 3, 1 Bligh Street

    WHEN:   8/22/2017 6:00:00 PM8/22/2017 7:00:00 PM

    Join us in conversation with two of America’s leading analysts, Kori Schake of the Hoover Institution and Thomas Wright, Director at the Brookings Institution and Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow, to discuss how the Trump administration will deal with a range of foreign and security challenges. From North Korea’s missile program and the fight against Islamic State in the Middle East, to Russia’s resurgence and China’s growing assertiveness, this event will examine the growing list of global challenges facing the United States and its allies such as Australia.

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  • Australia’s role in the fight against modern slavery

    WHERE:   The National Press Club

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

    Nearly 46 million people are estimated to be held in some form of modern slavery today, trapped in fishing fleets and sweatshops, in mines and brothels, and in the fields and plantations of countries across the world. Modern slavery taints the global supply chains of businesses all over the globe, including in Australia, where investigative journalism has uncovered severe exploitation in the supply chains of major retailers. What is Australia’s role in the fight against modern slavery?
     
    Join CEO of the Freedom Fund, Nick Grono, Senator Linda Reynolds, and Shadow Minister for Justice Clare O’Neil MP for a panel discussion on modern slavery in South and Southeast Asia, its implications for businesses, and how Australia can play a leading role in ending this gross violation of human dignity.
     

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  • In conversation with Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare on the legacy of RAMSI and the future of the Solomon Islands

    WHERE:   Level 3, 1 Bligh Street

    WHEN:   8/14/2017 6:30:00 PM8/14/2017 7:30:00 PM

    On June 30 2017, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands came to an end, marking the conclusion of the longest Australian-led intervention mission in our history. RAMSI was a response to a tumultuous period in Solomon Islands history known locally as ‘The Tensions’. Since 2003, thousands of police, military and civilian personnel from 15 member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum have taken part in RAMSI to help restore law and order and strengthen Solomon Islands institutions. How successful has this intervention been and how has it left Solomon Islands? What challenges does Solomon Islands continue to face and what plans does the current government have to address those challenges?
     
    Join the Lowy Institute for an in conversation with Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare and former RAMSI Special Coordinator James Batley to hear about the lessons learnt from RAMSI, and what’s next for one of Australia’s closest neighbours, Solomon Islands.

     

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  • Globalisation and the future of the Pacific: What role for the EU?

    WHERE:   Level 3, 1 Bligh Street

    WHEN:   8/3/2017 12:45:00 PM8/3/2017 1:45:00 PM

    Pascal Lamy, former head of the World Trade Organization, will deliver an address on globalisation and the future of the European Union’s relationship with the Pacific.

    Mr Lamy will discuss how the Pacific may evolve in the new era of Trumponomics, the end of Trans-Pacific Partnership, the rise of China, and new international trade agreements.

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  • 2017 Lowy Lecture: UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

    WHERE:   Sydney CBD

    WHEN:   7/27/2017 6:30:00 PM7/27/2017 10:00:00 PM

    The Lowy Institute is delighted to invite you to the 2017 Lowy Lecture, to be delivered by the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP.

    Boris Johnson is a leading British politician, historian and journalist. He has served as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015, and as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2016. He served as Mayor of London for two terms from 2008 to 2016, overseeing the 2012 London Olympics. He was MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008. Prior to his political career, he worked as a journalist at The Times and The Daily Telegraph, and as editor of The Spectator. He is one of Britain’s most interesting politicians.

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  • In conversation with Dennis Richardson AO

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   7/18/2017 12:45:00 PM7/18/2017 1:45:00 PM

    The Lowy Institute is pleased to invite you to an in conversation with Dr Michael Fullilove and Dennis Richardson AO, who until his recent retirement was one of Australia’s most experienced and respected public servants.

    On 12 May 2017, Dennis Richardson retired as the Secretary of the Department of Defence, ending a storied public service career that began in 1969. In that time, he served as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as Australian Ambassador to the United States and as Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. He was also Principal Adviser to the Prime Minister from 1990 to 1991.

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  • An address by Senator the Hon Penny Wong Australia's national interests in a time of disruption

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   7/6/2017 12:45:00 PM7/6/2017 1:45:00 PM

    The Lowy Institute is delighted to host Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, for an address on Australia's national interests in a time of disruption.
     
     

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  • AMP China Lecture: China and the global economic order

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   7/5/2017 12:45:00 PM7/5/2017 1:45:00 PM

    In 2001, China entered the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a watershed in the history of globalisation. Fully integrating China into the global economy had profound consequences, both positive and disruptive. Domestically, Beijing applied WTO rules to promote far-reaching market-based economic reforms. Internationally, China’s strong export industry has led to the decline of old-line industries in advanced economies. Recently China has adopted a number of technological and economic policies and practices which will have new implications for international markets.
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    Join journalist and author Paul Blustein and East Asia Program Director Dr Merriden Varrall to discuss China’s changing engagement with the global economy and the dangers facing the trading system. A Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Paul has written widely on economic issues for more than 35 years, including for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and is the author of five books on international economic institutions.

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  • Two decades after the Asian Financial Crisis: Have the world's financial firefighters learned anything?

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   7/4/2017 6:00:00 PM7/4/2017 7:00:00 PM

    The Asian Financial Crisis erupted 20 years ago with the crash of the Thai baht on 2 July 1997. What did the guardians of the global financial system, in particular the International Monetary Fund (IMF) learn from that experience, and how well have they done in the period since then? Nonresident Fellow and former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Stephen Grenville will discuss these questions with Paul Blustein, a former Washington Post reporter and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and author of The Chastening, a compelling account of the series of economic crises that rocked the world and the IMF's response.

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  • The view from Beijing with New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief Jane Perlez

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   7/3/2017 12:45:00 PM7/3/2017 1:45:00 PM

    China’s continuously growing role in world affairs can’t help but capture our imaginations — but how does the world look from Beijing? Is President Xi navigating global affairs with a skilful coherent strategy, or are the Chinese elite opportunistically grabbing on to whatever they can catch? Join Jane Perlez, Beijing Bureau Chief of The New York Times and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, for a discussion of politics in the Chinese capital with East Asia Program Director, Dr Merriden Varrall.

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