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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.

Stan Grant is an award-winning journalist and author. He has been a political correspondent for the ABC, and long-time foreign correspondent for CNN in Asia and the Middle East. He is currently the ABC's Indigenous Affairs editor and presenter of a new national Friday night current affairs program, ‘The Link’.

Professor Joseph M Siracusa is Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy and former Deputy Dean of Global and Language Studies (2009–2015) at RMIT and President of Australia’s Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Professor Siracusa is internationally known for his writings and commentary on presidential politics, nuclear history, international diplomacy, and global security and author of numerous books including Presidential Doctrines: US National Security from George Washington to Barack Obama (2016) and Weapons of Mass Destruction (2017).

Innes Willox has been Ai Group Chief Executive since May 2012, having joined in 2008 as Director International and Government Relations. Prior to this he held a number of senior roles in both the public and private sectors including as Australian Consul General to Los Angeles, Chief of Staff to Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer and Manager for Global Public Affairs, Singapore Airlines. He began his career as a journalist, and was Chief Political Correspondent and Chief of Staff at The Age.

Alex Oliver has been the Director of the Lowy Institute’s Polling Program since 2012. She has authored five Lowy Institute polls as well as a number of other research studies for the Institute. Alex is a former commercial lawyer and has Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science degrees.

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