• LOWY INSTITUTE PAPER LAUNCH A WARY EMBRACE

    WHERE:   National Press Club

    WHEN:   Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMTMon, 03 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT

    With Western countries consumed by domestic problems, will it be China and Russia that now define the rules of global politics?

    Join us for the launch of A Wary Embrace, a new Lowy Institute Paper published by Penguin Random House Australia with Bobo Lo

    In a disorderly world, each has become increasingly assertive, and their partnership has emerged from relative obscurity to acquire a new prominence. Yet appearances are deceptive. Beijing and Moscow have shown no capacity to cooperate on grand strategy or establish new international norms. This is no authoritarian alliance, but a partnership of strategic convenience – pragmatic, calculating and constrained.

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  • THE FORGOTTEN DIMENSION: CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute for International Policy

    WHEN:   Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMTTue, 04 Apr 2017 09:30:00 GMT

    Climate change accelerates instability in unexpected ways. Growing water scarcity, declining crop yields, and rising prices are catalysts for displacement and conflict, as witnessed in recent years in Syria and in the European migration crisis. The national security dimension of climate change receives little attention in Australia, but is the subject of intense focus overseas - particularly in the United States.

    The Lowy Institute will screen a condensed version of the 2016 film, The Age of Consequences, which analyses the link between climate change and security, followed by a panel discussion. The panel will comprise Sherri Goodman, Founder and Executive Director of the CNA Military Advisory Board, Ian Dunlop, an international oil, gas and coal industry expert and former chair of the Australian Coal Association and Alan Dupont, Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute and CEO of the Cognoscenti Group.

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  • A WARY EMBRACE: WHAT THE CHINA RUSSIA RELATIONSHIP MEANS FOR THE WORLD

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute for International Policy

    WHEN:   Wed, 05 Apr 2017 02:45:00 GMTWed, 05 Apr 2017 03:45:00 GMT

    With Western countries consumed by domestic problems, will it be China and Russia that now define the rules of global politics?

    Join us for the launch of A Wary Embrace, a new Lowy Institute Paper published by Penguin Random House Australia with Bobo Lo

    In a disorderly world, each has become increasingly assertive, and their partnership has emerged from relative obscurity to acquire a new prominence. Yet appearances are deceptive. Beijing and Moscow have shown no capacity to cooperate on grand strategy or establish new international norms. This is no authoritarian alliance, but a partnership of strategic convenience – pragmatic, calculating and constrained.

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  • CITIZENS’ WEALTH: WHY CITIZENS SHOULD WIN THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL OVER SOVEREIGN WEALTH

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMTWed, 05 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT

    How can it be that governments are wealthier than ever, yet fewer citizens enjoy the benefits that such wealth can bring? Never before have so many governments owned so much wealth in the form of financial assets amassed in state-controlled investment funds. Despite this, deficits persist, inequality worsens and the effects of the 2008 crash still reverberate. “Citizens’ wealth” – creating an additional source of revenue by turning states into wealth-owners - is a long-established idea, but we are yet to see this powerful tool used to its full effect.

    Join the Lowy Institute for a panel discussion with Angela Cummine, political theorist and author of Citizens’ Wealth: Why (and How) Sovereign Funds Should be Managed By the People For the People, David Murray, former CEO of the Commonwealth Bank, Paul Cleary, senior journalist at The Australian and Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow, Dr John Edwards.

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  • ENGAGING YOUNG AUSTRALIANS AND PAPUA NEW GUINEANS IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS

    WHERE:   Garden Restaurant, National Gallery of Victoria

    WHEN:   Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:15:00 GMTMon, 10 Apr 2017 09:15:00 GMT

    Australia and Papua New Guinea have a unique relationship, with ties spanning historical, economic, political and cultural spheres. But many Australians – especially young Australians – don’t realise that PNG is Australia’s nearest neighbour and, up until 1975, was a colony of Australia. This Lowy Institute Aus-PNG Network event will bring together a panel of exceptional young Australian and Papua New Guinean leaders who are working to engage their peers in the political process and increase understanding between the two nations.

    Panelists include Barbra Thomas, Executive Director of The Voice Inc., a youth leadership development organisation running programs in PNG’s major universities; Arianne Kassman, Interim Executive Director of Transparency International PNG; Lachlan McPhee, Papua New Guinea Programs Director at Oaktree, Australia’s largest youth-led development agency; and Benson Saulo, Group Indigenous Opportunities Manager at Australian Unity and founding and former Director of the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy.

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  • A WARY EMBRACE: WHAT THE CHINA–RUSSIA RELATIONSHIP MEANS FOR THE WORLD BY BOBO LO

    WHERE:   Clemenger Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria

    WHEN:   Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:15:00 GMTTue, 11 Apr 2017 09:15:00 GMT

    With Western countries consumed by domestic problems, will it be China and Russia that now define the rules of global politics?

    Join us for an in-conversation with Anthony Bubalo, Lowy Institute Deputy Director and Bobo Lo on the new Lowy Institute Paper published by Penguin Random House Australia, A Wary Embrace

    In a disorderly world, each has become increasingly assertive, and their partnership has emerged from relative obscurity to acquire a new prominence. Yet appearances are deceptive. Beijing and Moscow have shown no capacity to cooperate on grand strategy or establish new international norms. This is no authoritarian alliance, but a partnership of strategic convenience – pragmatic, calculating and constrained.

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  • PAUL KEATING AND ALLAN GYNGELL - THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD NOW

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:45:00 GMTWed, 26 Apr 2017 03:45:00 GMT

    Allan Gyngell's new book Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World since 1942 is a gripping and authoritative account of the way Australians and their governments have helped create the world we now inhabit. 

    Join Allan Gyngell, former Executive Director of the Lowy Institute and former Prime Minister Paul Keating for a discussion of the history of Australian foreign affairs and its impact on our place in the world now.

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  • DONALD TRUMP'S WORLDVIEW WITH DR THOMAS WRIGHT

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMTWed, 22 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

    “Donald Trump believes the United States is in a steep decline because of its activities on the world stage. He believes the US-led liberal international order has failed Americans. He wants others to do more and pay more and he wants the US to focus on a very narrow set of national interests, rather than the broader notions of liberal order that have shaped US strategy since the Second World War.”

    This is the stark judgement of Dr Thomas Wright, Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow. Dr Wright is one of the brightest young scholars of US foreign policy in Washington. He has led the debate on Donald Trump’s worldview, based on deep research into Mr Trump’s statements over three decades. Anyone coming to terms with what Donald Trump means for the world should start with Dr Wright’s work.

    We invite you to join us to hear Dr Wright speak about Trump’s worldview at the Lowy Institute.

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  • IN CONVERSATION WITH DR THOMAS WRIGHT

    WHERE:   National Press Club

    WHEN:   Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMTTue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

    The most common thing said about Donald Trump’s worldview is that he does not have one. But is that true? According to Dr Thomas Wright, “Trump’s core beliefs are his touchstone. He has been remarkably consistent on them over several decades. However, these core beliefs are narrow.” On other issues “he will say one thing one day and another the next.”
     
    Dr Thomas Wright, a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute, is one of the brightest young scholars of US foreign policy in Washington. He has led the debate on Donald Trump’s worldview, based on deep research into Mr Trump’s statements over three decades. Anyone coming to terms with what Donald Trump means for the world should start with Dr Wright’s work.

    To hear more from Dr Thomas Wright, and for the chance to ask your own questions, join us at the National Press Club for an in-conversation event hosted by Lowy Institute Senior Fellow Sam Roggeveen.
     

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  • WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MEANS FOR ASIA WITH DR THOMAS WRIGHT

    WHERE:   National Gallery of Victoria

    WHEN:   Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMTMon, 20 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT

    “Grievance against the rest of the world is not just a part of Trump’s ideology, it is at its very core.” That is the judgement of Dr Thomas Wright, a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. That sense of grievance is already affecting America’s posture in Asia, with the Trump administration’s decision to walk away from the TPP trade agreement. What more will the Trump administration mean for America’s place in Asia’s economic and strategic order? 
     
    To find out, join us for a speech by Dr Thomas Wright, one of the brightest young scholars of US foreign policy in Washington. He has led the debate on Donald Trump’s worldview, based on deep research into Mr Trump’s statements over three decades. Anyone coming to terms with what Donald Trump means for the world should start with Dr Thomas Wright’s work.

    ** Please note this event is being held at a different location than usual: see address details below **

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  • THE OUTLOOK FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP, WITH PROFESSOR HAROLD HONGJU KOH

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:45:00 GMTThu, 16 Mar 2017 02:45:00 GMT

    Professor Koh is an international lawyer and legal scholar. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the Legal Adviser to the State Department in the Obama administration, and was the most senior legal adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He also served as the Dean of Yale Law School, and returned there as a professor in international law following his departure from the State Department. Professor Koh will address the Lowy Institute on the future of international law under the Trump administration. 

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  • PROGRESS IN TURBULENT TIMES: THOUGHTS ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, WITH THE HON CHRIS BOWEN MP, SHADOW TREASURER

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:45:00 GMTTue, 07 Mar 2017 02:45:00 GMT

    With protectionist sentiment around the world, the Shadow Treasurer will reflect on the importance of growing trade pathways in our region and the continuing importance of trade for a small open economy like Australia.

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  • At a time of profound changes and unrivalled uncertainty in international relations, the Foreign Minister will present France’s outlook on global, regional and bilateral challenges, and its convergence with Australia's views and actions in this region and on the international stage.
     

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  • THE FOREIGN POLICY WHITE PAPER EXPLAINED

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMTWed, 15 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

    At a time of significant uncertainty about the shape of the future global order, the Australian Government is preparing its first foreign policy white paper since 2003. Join former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese AO, in conversation with Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove and Director of Polling Alex Oliver for a timely discussion about the White Paper process and how Australia should position itself to advance its interests over the next decade.

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  • AN IN-CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL MORELL, FORMER ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE CIA

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMTTue, 14 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

    Intelligence agencies have never been more newsworthy than they are now. Developments in digital technology have made secrets less secure and leaks more common. In this new landscape, the barriers to disinformation and interference have been lowered. Join Michael Morell, former Acting Director of the CIA, for an inconversation on these issues.
     
    In a career spanning over thirty years, Michael Morell rose to the rank of Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and twice served as its Acting Director. He is a senior fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs, a counsellor at Beacon Global Strategies, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations

     

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  • REPORT LAUNCH: STRENGTHENING THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK IN 21ST CENTURY ASIA (Canberra)

    WHERE:   Canberra - Hotel Realm, National Ballroom 1

    WHEN:   Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMTMon, 13 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT

    The Asian Development Bank risks losing influence and relevance as the Asia-Pacific region is crowded with new actors and new ideas. Some even question whether an increasingly prosperous Asia needs a publically financed development bank.
     
    Australia is a founding member of the Asian Development Bank but has also joined China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
     
    The Lowy Institute is launching a major report Strengthening the Asian Development Bank in 21st Century Asia based on more than 60 interviews with key stakeholders.

    Join authors Annmaree O’Keeffe AM, Jonathan Pryke, and Hannah Wurf in a panel discussion moderated by Dr Merriden Varrall to discuss the key findings followed by Q&A and networking drinks.

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  • THE YEAR AHEAD (Melbourne)

    WHERE:   Clemenger Auditorium, National Gallery of Victoria

    WHEN:   Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:15:00 GMTThu, 09 Feb 2017 08:15:00 GMT

    Lowy Institute Chief Operating Officer, Louisa Fitz Gerald will chair a panel of Institute experts to examine the key issues likely to dominate the international agenda in Asia, the United States and the international economy in 2017.

    Panellists include:

    Dr Euan Graham, Director of the International Security Program

    Mr Aaron Connelly, Research Fellow, East Asia

    Dr John Edwards, Nonresident Fellow

     

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  • FIGHTING ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ - AN UPDATE WITH MAJOR GENERAL ROGER NOBLE

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:45:00 GMTWed, 08 Feb 2017 02:45:00 GMT

    Join us as Major General Roger Noble provides frontline insights into the war against Islamic State. In his role as Deputy Coalition Land Force Commander Iraq, he is effectively second-in-command in the international fight against IS in Iraq. Major General Noble will provide a unique and contemporary overview of the state of the anti-Islamic State campaign, the performance of the Iraqi forces, and likely challenges for the post-conflict future of Iraq. Based on the experience of 2016, he will offer some observations of enduring relevance to the conduct of 21st-century military operations.

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  • THE AUSTRALIA-JAPAN RELATIONSHIP IN AN INCREASINGLY INSECURE REGION, WITH PROFESSOR AKIKO FUKUSHIMA

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Tue, 07 Feb 2017 01:45:00 GMTTue, 07 Feb 2017 02:45:00 GMT

    Join Professor Akiko Fukushima of Aoyama Gakuin University and the Tokyo Foundation for a lecture on the future of the Australia-Japan security partnership. Her visit comes at a moment of high anxiety and uncertainty in alliance relations and regional security for the Asia-Pacific region. Changes of leadership in Washington and Manila, as well as China’s increasing presence in the South China Sea, are motivating US allies to consider new axes of stability to promote steady leadership, uphold a rules-based regional order, and reduce security concerns. Following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Australia, Professor Fukushima will examine how, as like-minded allies and bilateral partners, Australia and Japan can cooperate for peace and security in the Asia-Pacific.

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  • THE YEAR AHEAD (Sydney)

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Mon, 06 Feb 2017 01:45:00 GMTMon, 06 Feb 2017 02:45:00 GMT

    Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove  will chair a panel of Institute experts to examine the key issues likely to dominate the international agenda in Asia, the United States and the international economy in 2017.

    Panellists include: 

    Dr Euan Graham, Director of the International Security Program

    Dr Merriden Varrall, East Asia, Program Director

    Dr John Edwards, Nonresident Fellow

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  • AMERICA, ASIA, AND AUSTRALIA IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

    WHERE:   Lowy Institute

    WHEN:   Tue, 31 Jan 2017 01:45:00 GMTTue, 31 Jan 2017 02:45:00 GMT

    Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on 20 January. There is no question that his particular brand of populism has upended American politics, but we are only now beginning to understand what it might mean for Australia and our region. Join the Lowy Institute on the 31st January to discuss the implications this most improbable event for Australia, Asia, and US politics.

    Panellists: Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, Alex Oliver, Director of the Polling Program, Aaron Connelly, East Asia Research Fellow and James Curran, Professor in the Department of History at the University of Sydney.

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