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.
The Lowy Lecture and dinner will be held on Thursday, 27 July 2017 at 6.30pm for 7.00pm at a Sydney CBD location to be confirmed closer to the date. After the Lecture, Mr Johnson will participate in a public conversation with the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, Dr Michael Fullilove. The dress code is lounge suit.
The annual Lowy Lecture is the Lowy Institute’s flagship event, at which a prominent individual reflects on the world. Past Lowy Lecturers have included: H.E. Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; General David Petraeus AO, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; Rupert Murdoch AC, Executive Chairman of News Corp; Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times; Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull; and Prime Minister John Howard OM AC, who delivered the inaugural Lowy Lecture in 2005.
The Lowy Institute is grateful to Capital Group, NAB and Qantas for sponsoring the event. We thank them for their support.
Tickets for the event are $300 for members/subscribers or $350 for non-members. Reserve your ticket or table of 10 at this important and thought-provoking event.
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