Summary: The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. Ranked as Australia’s top think tank, the Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
On 31 May 2013 Dr Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg gave a lecture to the Lowy Institute on relations between Australia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Dr Aluwaisheg is Assistant Secretary General for Negotiations and Strategic Dialogue at the GCC.
Following the release of her Policy Brief, Consular conundrum: the rising demands and diminishing means for assisting Australians overseas, The Lowy Institute's Alex Oliver was interviewed by Jason Morrison on 2UE radio.
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The Obama Administration's so-called 'pivot to Asia' raises serious questions about US policy in the Middle East at a time of great turmoil in the region. On 2 May 2013 the Lowy Institute hosted an address from Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, Ambassador Martin Indyk, who explored what the pivot means for US Middle East policy in President Obama's second term.
On 29 April 2013 Senator the Hon David Johnston gave a lecture to the Lowy Institute on the Coalition's defence policy in the lead-up to the release of the 2013 Defence White Paper.
On the 17th of April the groundbreaking joint Lowy Institute/Australia India Institute poll was launched. Listen to Robert Johanson and Rory Medcalf introduce the poll followed by a panel discussion featuring Christopher Kremmer, Neville Roach and Mark Laurie. The panel is chaired by the ABC's Geraldine Doogue. Download the poll here: http://www.lowyinstitute.org/files/india_australia_poll_2013.pdf
On 9 April 2013 former Prime Minister the Hon John Howard OM AC gave a lecture to the Lowy Institute on the 10th anniversary of the war in Iraq.
Following the release of her Policy Brief, Consular conundrum: the rising demands and diminishing means for assisting Australians overseas, The Lowy Institute's Alex Oliver was interviewed on 'World Today- ABC News'. Alex's paper can be read here: lowyinstitute.org/publications/consular-conundrum-rising-demands-and-diminishing-means-assisting-australians-overseas
Australia is serving as a non-permanent United Nations Security Council member in 2013 and 2014. In this Lowy Lecture, Human Rights executive director Kenneth Roth discusses what Australia can hope to achieve during its two-year tenure.
Australia is a new and significant destination for Chinese investment. In this presentation by the inaugural Lowy Institute-Rio Tinto China Analyst Professor Zha Daojiong speaks about the drivers of direct investment from China into Australia and perceptions among Chinese entities of the investment environment in Australia.
In the Wheeler Centre's first Fifth Estate for 2013, Lowy Institute's Fellows Michael Fullilove, Rory Medcalf and Linda Jakobson discussed the likely foreign policy issues the world, in particular Australia, may face in 2013.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister the Hon. Peter O'Neill gave an address at the Lowy Institute on Thursday November 29 entitled ‘Papua New Guinea in the Asian Century’. One of the fastest-growing economies in the world, Papua New Guinea has been successful in attracting increasingly strong trade and investment links from rising Asian powers, including China. Peter O’Neill, CMG, MP, was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea following the July 2012 national elections in Papua New Guinea. He is the leader of the People’s National Congress Party and represents the constituency of Ialibu-Pangia in Southern Highlands. Peter O’Neill was elected to the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea in 2002 and was appointed Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations in the Somare government. He was Leader of the Opposition from 2004 to 2007 and after the 2007 elections held the portfolios of Public Service, Treasury and Finance and Works under Prime Minister Michael Somare. Peter O’Neill was first sworn in as Prime Minister in August 2011 after a parliamentary vote and held the position until the elections. He has a degree in Accountancy and was a businessman before entering politics and served as Executive Chairman of a number of private companies in Port Moresby.
The Lowy Institute and the AFC Asian Cup 2015 Australia local organising committee hosted a one-day conference on 23 November 2012, looking at football diplomacy. This is a recording of Session 3: Diplomatic Relations. Session questions How can we use the Asian Cup to support Australia’s diplomatic interests in the region? What needs to happen? Who takes responsibility? Chair Geraldine Doogue AO, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Speakers Justin Brown, First Assistant Secretary, Consular, Public Diplomacy and Parliamentary Affairs Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, John McCarthy AO, Chairman Australia-India Council, Les Luck, former senior Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Official
The Lowy Institute and the AFC Asian Cup 2015 Australia local organising committee hosted a one-day conference on 23 November 2012, looking at football diplomacy. This is a recording of Session 4: Social & Community Engagement Session question: How can we use the Asian Cup to strengthen social and community links with Asia? What needs to happen? Who takes responsibility? Chair Craig Foster, SBS television Speakers Peter Danks, the Big Issue, Moya Dodd, Vice President, Asian Football Confederation, Assmah Helal, Football United
The Lowy Institute and the AFC Asian Cup 2015 Australia local organising committee hosted a one-day conference on 23 November 2012, looking at football diplomacy. This is a recording of Session 2: Tourism. Session questions: How can we use the Asian Cup to promote Australia as a Tourism destination? What needs to happen? Who will take responsibility? Chair: Geoff Dixon, Chairman, Tourism Australia Speakers: Bruce Baird AM, Chairman, Tourism and Transport Forum Sandra Chipchase, CEO, Destination NSW Ann Sherry AO, Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia.