ANU Crawford Leadership Forum

Global Realities, Domestic Choices: Seizing opportunities in a time of rapid change
June 24-26 2018 - The Australian National University

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Charlene Barshefsky

Chair, International Trade, Investment and Market Access Practice Group, and Former US Trade Representative
Wilmerhale
Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky is WilmerHale's Senior International Partner. She joined the firm after serving as the US Trade Representative—the chief trade negotiator and principal trade policymaker for the United States—from 1997 to 2001, and acting as deputy USTR from 1993 to 1996. As the USTR and a member of the President's Cabinet, she was responsible for the negotiation of hundreds of complex market access, regulatory and investment agreements with virtually every major country in the world. She is best known internationally as the architect and chief negotiator of China's historic WTO Agreement, as well as global agreements in financial services, telecommunications, intellectual property rights, high-technology products and cyberspace. She is recognized as a central figure for international business and international economic and trade issues. Her 25-year legal career in the field has encompassed international litigation, commercial negotiations, investment and regulatory advice, and dispute resolution, and she has written and lectured extensively both here and abroad.

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26 June

26 June

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Vice-Chancellor
Ashoka University
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is Vice-Chancellor, Ashoka University. He was previously President, Center for Policy Research. He has been a Professor at Harvard, JNU, the Global Faculty Program at NYU Law School. He has published widely in political theory, constitutional law, society and politics in India, governance and political economy, and international affairs. His most recent publications include The Oxford Handbook to the Indian Constitution (co-edited with Madhav Khosla and Sujit Choudhary); Rethinking India's Public Institutions (with Devesh Kapur and Milan Vaishnav); Non-Alignment 2.0 (with Srinath Raghavan, Sunil Khilnani et al), The Oxford Companion to Politics in India (with Niraja Jayal); India and Multilateralism (with Bruce Jones and WPS Sidhu) and the Burden of Democracy. 

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25 June

26 June

Vinton G. Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist
Google
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University. Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is a Foreign Member of the British Royal Society and Swedish Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the Worshipful Company of Stationers and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He currently serves as Past President of the Association for Computing Machinery, chairman of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and completed a term as Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012. 

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26 June

26 June

Chung-in Moon

Special Advisor to the ROK President for Foreign and National Security Affairs
Republic of Korea
Moon Chung-in is the special advisor for unification, diplomacy and national security affairs for President Moon Jae-in. Dr. Moon is widely recognized in academia for his expertise in international relations and east Asian security issues. He has written or edited more than 40 books and published more than 250 articles, and is an editorial board member for several academic journals including International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations and International Politics. He served as dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University from 2000 to 2002, president of The Korean Association of Peace Studies between 2004 and 2006, and most recently director of the Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library from 2012 to 2016. He was born on Jeju island, received his BA in Philosophy at Yonsei University, obtained an MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Maryland. 

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25 June

Kiichi Fujiwara

Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
University of Tokyo
Kiichi Fujiwara is professor of International Politics at the University of Tokyo, teaching courses on international relations and international conflict at the Faculty of Law, Graduate Schools of Law and Politics, and the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo. A graduate of the University of Tokyo (B.A. and M.A.), Professor Fujiwara studied as a Fulbright student at Yale University, before he returned to Japan at the Institute of Social Science (ISS). He first joined the faculty at Chiba University, and then returned to ISS for seven years before moving into the present position. He has held positions at the University of the Philippines, the Johns Hopkins University, and was selected as a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center at Washington D.C. Professor Fujiwara is a regular commentator on international affairs and Japanese foreign policy on Japanese TV networks, along with the BBC World Service and CNN. He is also a film buff and currently writes a column on cinema for the weekly journal AERA.

25 June

Bassma Kodmani

Executive Director
Arab Reform Initiative
Bassma Kodmani is a co-founder of the Arab Reform Initiative and serves as its Executive Director since 2005. She is also Associate Professor of International Relations at Paris University, currently on leave from her post. She has served as senior adviser on international cooperation at the French National Research Council (2007-09),  Associate Senior Research Fellow at CERI-Sciences Po (2006-07), adviser to the director of the Académie Diplomatique Internationale (2007-2009)  and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Collège de France (2005-06).  From 1998 to 2005, she served as Senior Program Officer for Governance and International Cooperation at the Ford Foundation office for the Middle East and North Africa in Cairo where she was in charge of support to research institutions, NGOs and public agencies in the region.  From 1981 to 1998, she established and directed the Middle East Program at the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI) in Paris. She has extensive experience in track II negotiations.

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25 June

26 June

Rob Malley

President and CEO
International Crisis Group
Prior to joining Crisis Group in his current role, Robert Malley served in the Obama administration as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Adviser to the President for the Counter-ISIL Campaign, and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region. He also served as Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli affairs and Director for Near East and South Asian affairs at the National Security Council. Before joining the Obama administration, he was Program Director for Middle East and North Africa at Crisis Group, leading the organisation’s research, analysis, policy prescription and advocacy in and about the region. 

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25 June

26 June

Jessica Mathews

Distinguished Fellow
Carnegie Endowment for Peace
Jessica Tuchman Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy. She was director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Washington program and a senior fellow from 1994 to 1997. While there she published her seminal 1997 Foreign Affairs article, “Power Shift,” chosen by the editors as one of the most influential in the journal’s seventy-five years. Mathews is a member of the Harvard Corporation, the senior governing board of Harvard University. She has served as a trustee of leading national and international nonprofits, including the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Radcliffe College, the Inter-American Dialogue (co-vice chair), four foundations (the Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Century Foundation, and the Joyce Foundation), and the Brookings Institution. She co-founded the Surface Transportation Policy Project, has served on study groups at the National Academy of Sciences, and is an elected fellow of the American Philosophical Society. Since 2001 she has served as a director of SomaLogic, a leading biotech firm in the breakthrough field of proteomics. She is also a director of HanesBrands Inc. and a member of the governing board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

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26 June

John McFarlane

Chairman
Barclays
John McFarlane is a leading figure in global banking and in the City of London, having spent over 40 years in the sector, over half of which was at main board level. He is chairman of Barclays PLC as well as TheCityUK. John was Chairman of Aviva, FirstGroup, and the Australian Bankers Association. He was CEO of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group for 10 years, and prior to that group executive director of Standard Chartered, and head of Citibank in the UK. John is a non-executive director of Westfield Corporation, Old Oak Holdings, and the UK Financial Services Trade and Investment Board, and is a member of the International Monetary Conference, the European Financial Roundtable, and the Institut International d”Etudes Bancaires. 

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25 June

Mari Pangestu

Senior Fellow
Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
Mari Pangestu is Senior Fellow at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, Professor of International Economics at the University of Indonesia and on the Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta. She currently serves on a number of boards such as the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN); Member of the High Level Commission on Carbon Prices; Distinguished Fellow Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong; Board Member to Australia Indonesia Council; Member of Editorial Board of Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, ANU; Member of the Global Future Council on Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum; and President of the United in Diversity (UID) Foundation, Jakarta.

Professor Mari Pangestu is also President Commissioner at Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional (BTPN) in Indonesia; sits on the International Advisory Board of McLarty Associates, Washington DC; Board Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris and is also active as advisor to other various social and business organizations.

She served as Indonesia’s Minister of Trade from 2004 to 2011, and as Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy from 2011 until October 2014. As Minister of Trade she led international trade negotiations and cooperation for Indonesia. Professor Pangestu worked with Jeffrey Sachs on the UN Secretary General Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Review (2003-2005), was the WTO Group-33 Chairperson (2005-2011), and was nominated as candidate for the WTO Director General (2013). In December 2014, she was awarded the “lifetime achievement in leadership” award during the World Chinese Enterprise Forum in Chongqing China. Mari Pangestu was also Independent Commissioner at PT Astra International (2015-2017). Pangestu obtained her BA and MA from the Australian National University (ANU), and her PhD from the University of California Davis.

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26 June

Yao Yunzhu

Director
Center on China-American Defence Relations, People’s Liberation Army’s Academy of Military Science
Yao Yunzhu is a retired major general of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, director emeritus of the Center on China-American Defense Relations, senior advisor to the China Association of Military Science, and senior adviser to the Pangoal Institution.

24 June

25 June

26 June

Shiro Armstrong

Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre
The Australian National University
Shiro Armstrong is an economist and Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is Co-Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Editor of the East Asia Forum, Director of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and Research Associate at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School. Shiro is a recipient of an Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship, Gary Saxonhouse Prize Fellowship for Japanese Economics, Crawford Award for best research paper on the Japanese Economy, Japan Foundation Fellowship, Pacific Trade and Development Conference (PAFTAD) Fellowship, Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award for Public Policy and Outreach and twice the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Service Quality.

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26 June

Ken Baldwin

Director, Energy Change Institute
The Australian National University
Professor Baldwin is the Director of the ANU Energy Change Institute (www.energy.anu.edu.au). A key to many challenges facing the world today is a world-wide change to carbon-free forms of energy production. The ECI provides authoritative leadership in Energy Change research through a broad portfolio ranging from future energy technologies, to energy efficiency, regulation, economics, sociology and policy. The ECI comprises more than 200 staff and PhD students and around $100 million in infrastructure and facilities, supported by a major portfolio of external grant funding. 

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25 June

Julie La Rosa

Executive Director, Strategy, Skills and Government Relations
Defence SA
Before joining Defence SA in 2015, Julie worked in the defence industry for more than a decade, holding director and general management roles in a defence-oriented engineering consultancy and managing defence industry business units in the recruitment and training sectors. Julie has worked as a ministerial adviser in South Australia, supporting the Defence Industries and Veterans' Affairs portfolios, and was formerly a board member of the Defence Teaming Centre Inc. She holds qualifications in management and is a graduate of the Mt Eliza Leadership Development Program and the transformational leadership program at the University of Adelaide. 

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25 June

James Batley

Distinguished Policy Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
The Australian National University
James Batley joined Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 1984. In the early part of his career he was posted to Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. From 1997-1999 he was Australia’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. During this time he also served two terms as the senior Australian civilian member of the Bougainville Truce Monitoring Group and the Bougainville Peace Monitoring Group. From 1999-2002 he was the head of Australia’s diplomatic mission in East Timor, becoming Australia’s first Ambassador to East Timor following that country’s independence in 2002. From 2004-2006 he served as the leader of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and from 2007-2009 he was Australian High Commissioner to Fiji (and Permanent Representative to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat). In Canberra Mr Batley worked in a range of senior positions including Deputy Director-General of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). He is currently a Distinguished Policy Fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University in Canberra. 

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25 June

Genevieve Bell

Professor and Director, Autonomy, Agency and Assurance Institute
The Australian National University
Professor Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. Prof Bell is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development. Prof Bell joined the ANU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science in February 2017, after having spent the past 18 years in Silicon Valley helping guide Intel’s product development by developing the company’s social science and design research capabilities. Prof Bell now heads the newly established Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute, launched in September 2017 by the ANU in collaboration with CSIRO's Data61, in building a new applied science around the management of artificial intelligence, data, technology and their impact on humanity.

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26 June

26 June

Chris Berg

Post-doctoral fellow
RMIT University
Chris Berg is a Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University, a Fellow at the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs, and an Academic Fellow with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance. Dr Berg is the author of five books including The Libertarian Alternative.
Dr Berg is one of Australia’s most prominent voices for free markets and individual liberty, and a leading authority on over-regulation, economic freedom and civil liberties.

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26 June

Daniel Connell

Research Fellow, Environment and Development Program
The Australian National University
Dr Daniel Connell works on governance issues relating to trans-boundary rivers in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He has written extensively about Australia’s Murray Darling Basin, most recently in Basin Futures a book co-edited with Quentin Grafton and published by ANU E Press. Since publishing Water Politics in the Murray-Darling Basin in 2007 he has been conducting a comparative study of the governance arrangements for rivers in multi-layered governance systems focusing in particular on Australia, South Africa, United States, Mexico, European Union (Spain), India, China and Brazil. Themes include water reform, environmental justice, public participation, cultural change, institutional design, the distribution of costs and benefits across borders, water markets and risk created by the interaction of different levels of government.
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26 June

Stephanie Copus-Campbell

Executive Director
Oil Search Foundation
Stephanie has worked in the field of philanthropy, aid and international development since 1993. She is currently an Executive Director on the Board of the Oil Search Foundation focusing on health, education and women’s empowerment programs in Papua New Guinea. Her experience includes Executive Director of the Harold Mitchell Foundation, Principal Executive for International Programs for CARE Australia, lecturer at Deakin University and international humanitarian coordinator for Australian Red Cross, Western Australia.

From 2009- 2011, Stephanie was the head of Australia’s $500 million aid program with Papua New Guinea. She was also posted to Suva, Fiji, as head of Australia’s aid program with Fiji and the Pacific region and has had previous postings to PNG. 

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26 June

Sean Costello

Chief Executive Officer
4th Harmonic
Recognised as one of Australia’s leading industrial strategists and technology integrators, Sean has worked in roles spanning submarine navigator, Chief of Staff to the Australian Defence Minister and Executive General Manager at ASC Pty Ltd. Most recently, as CEO of Naval Group Australia he secured France’s role as the International partner to the AUD $50 Billion Future Submarine Program. He is presently CEO of 4th Harmonic, a company specialising in project management for new technologies and he is also a Director of Fincantieri Australia.

25 June

Megan Davis

Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law
University of New South Wales
Professor Megan Davis is Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous UNSW and a Professor of Law, UNSW Law. Prof Davis was elected by the UN Human Rights Council to UNEMRIP in 2017. Prof Davis currently serves as a United Nations expert with the UN Human Rights Council's Expert Mechanism on the rights of Indigenous peoples based in UN Geneva. Megan is an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. Professor Davis is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. She is a member of the NSW Sentencing Council and an Australian Rugby League Commissioner. Prof Davis was Director of the Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW Law from 2006-2016. More information

25 June

Jessica Elgood

Director
Ipsos Australia
Jessica Elgood is a Director at the Ipsos Social Research Institute. She has an MA in Politics from Edinburgh University.

Jessica has directed the polling program for Fairfax media since late 2014, tracking core political data on the performance of both the Government and Opposition. She is a commentator on national media, and oversees the on-going experiments to ensure the accuracy of both sampling and weighting used in the Ipsos Fairfax polling data. She has also directed a range of projects focused on electoral satisfaction, enrolment, and communications for the Australian Electoral Commission and the New South Wales Electoral Commission.

Previously as Head of Ipsos MORI’s Political Research Unit in the UK, Jessica directed a range of polling projects for The Times, the BBC, The Economist, The Sun, The News of the World, andthe Daily Mail. She also managed extensive research programmes for the UK Cabinet Office, and projects for No. 10 Downing Street. From 2002-2003, Jessica was on secondment to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, establishing a ‘Polling and Evaluation Unit’.

25 June

Annmarie Elijah

Associate Director, Centre for European Studies
The Australian National University
Dr Annmarie Elijah is Associate Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies. She previously worked as a policy officer in the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and she has taught politics at the University of Melbourne, Victoria University of Wellington and ANU. Her PhD (University of Melbourne) examined the implications of British membership of the European Community for Australia.
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26 June

Craig Emerson

Managing Director, and Former Trade Minister of Australia
Craig Emerson Economics
Dr Craig Emerson is an eminent economist, holding a PhD in economics from the Australian National University, with 35 years of experience in public policy, politics and public service. He was Senior Adviser to Prime Minister Bob Hawke from 1986 to 1990 and, after entering parliament in 1998, went on to serve as Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Asian Century Policy between 2010 and 2013. Dr Emerson is now Managing Director of Craig Emerson Economics, President of the Australia China Business Council NSW, an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University’s College of Business, and writes a fortnightly column for The Australian Financial Review. He is also Chair of the Advisory Board, Centre for Transformative Innovation, at Swinburne University of Technology, and is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy.

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26 June

Kate Eriksson

Partner and Disruption Lead, PwC Innovation and Digital
PwC Australia
A stalwart of the digital industry, Kate’s experience and network spans across some of the most iconic digital businesses in the world such as Google, Facebook, Skype and Twitter. With experience predominantly in the field of mobile digital innovation, her achievements include design and operation of the world’s first mobile Skype, as well as developing a broker model connecting two billion consumers with internet services. Kate is fondly described as the ‘matriarch’ of the AT&T Foundry in Silcon Valley, which she successfully established for the business.At PwC Kate has been instrumental in the development of programs for driving innovation throughout the broader corporate ecosystem, as well as building new digital experiences and advising on business growth. 
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25 June

Gareth Evans

Chancellor
The Australian National University
Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA has been Chancellor of the Australian National University since January 2010. He was a Cabinet Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments from 1983-96, in the posts of Attorney General, Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Transport and Communications and - from 1988-96 - Foreign Minister. During his 21 years in Australian politics he was Leader of the Government in the Senate (1993-96) and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives (1996-98).

From 2000 to 2009 he was President and CEO of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, the independent global conflict prevention and resolution organisation.

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26 June

Denise Ferris

Professor, Head of School of Art and Design
The Australian National University
Denise Ferris has been Head of the School of Art since 2013, where she has lectured in photography since 1987. Ferris is a photographer who uses UV processes and inkjet technologies, exploring the photograph as a non-documentary a-historical archive. For her doctorate, awarded in 2007, Ferris used a unique light-sensitive milk emulsion, a mixture of casein and dichromates, to make photographs visualising maternal ambivalence and duality. She has published scholarly work on representations of the maternal, along with numerous conference presentations and catalogue essays.Ferris has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia and Asia. Her works in major public collections in Australia, including the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery and National Library, as well as overseas institutions. Her current interests have turned towards landscape and the elements, in photographs exploring transitory phenomena such as weather, locality and historical memory.As Head of the School, Ferris has a strong interest in tertiary education policy and administration, having served as an Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, as well as on arts sector boards.
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26 June

Phillip Glyde

Chief Executive
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Phillip Glyde joined the Murray–Darling Basin Authority as Chief Executive on 4 January 2016. Previously, Phillip was a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Agriculture, where he held a number of positions with responsibility for agriculture, fisheries and forestry policy, several corporate and governance functions, as well as international trade and market access, export certification services and their research division – Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics. A member of the Australian Public Service since 1980, Phillip has worked on natural resource management, industry and environmental policies in a number of Australian government departments including Prime Minister and Cabinet, Environment and Resources and Energy. Phillip has also spent some time working overseas including with the Environment Directorate of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris and the Cabinet Office and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the United Kingdom.
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26 June

Evelyn Goh

Professor and Director of Research, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
The Australian National University
Evelyn Goh is the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University, where she is also Research Director at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. She has published widely on U.S.-China relations and diplomatic history, regional security order in East Asia, Southeast Asian strategies towards great powers, and environmental security. These include The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia (Oxford University Press, 2013); ‘Great Powers and Hierarchical Order in Southeast Asia: Analyzing Regional Security Strategies’, International Security 32:3 (Winter 2007/8):113-57; and Constructing the US Rapprochement with China, 1961-1974 (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Most recently, she edited the volume Rising China’s Influence in Developing Asia (Oxford University Press, 2016). 

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25 June

Jane Golley

Acting Director, Australian Centre on China in the World
The Australian National University
Jane Golley is an economist focused on a range of Chinese transition and development issues. She is an Associate Professor and the Acting Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU, and head of the China Numbers research stream. Her career has taken her from the Asia Section of the Australian Commonwealth Treasury to the World Bank in Washington DC, and the UNU’s World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki. Jane spent eight years studying and teaching at the University of Oxford, where her thesis was on ‘The Dynamics of Chinese Regional Development’. Returning to ANU, she worked in the School of Economics and then the Crawford School of Economics and Government, where she developed a graduate course on ‘China in the World’. Jane was the president of the Chinese Economic Society Australia in 2010–2012, and continues to be an active member of that society.

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25 June

Peter Grey

Senior Adviser, International Business Engagement
Corrs Chambers and Westgarth
As Senior Adviser, International Business Engagement and Co-Chair of Corrs' Japan Business Group Peter is in the unique position of having strong experience in analysing broad strategic, economic and commercial developments globally and across Asia, while also understanding what is necessary for international businesses to achieve commercial success in Japan and the broader Asian region. Peter is also Chairman and Non-Executive Director of MLC Life (owned 80% by Nippon Life and 20% by National Australia Bank). A high-profile international expert, Peter has had a distinguished and extensive career in foreign policy, trade and commercial issues in the Asian region, including as Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) from March 2010 until retirement from government in December 2012.

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26 June

Peter Harris

Chair
Productivity Commission
Peter Harris is Chairman of the Productivity Commission. Mr Harris has previously served as Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, and the Victorian Government agencies responsible for Sustainability and the Environment; Primary Industries; and Public Transport.

He has worked for the Ansett-Air New Zealand aviation group and as a consultant on transport policy. He has also worked in Canada on exchange with the Privy Council Office (1993-1994). His career with the government started in 1976 with the Department of Overseas Trade and included periods with the Treasury; Finance; the Prime Minister’s Department and Transport; and he worked for two years in the Prime Minister’s Office on secondment from the Prime Minister’s Department as a member of then Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s personal staff. 

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26 June

John Hewson

Honorary Professorial Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University
Dr John Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government, media and the financial system. He has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund and as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister. In February 2014, Dr Hewson joined the Australian National University as Professor and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute. 

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25 June

Stephen Howes

Director, Development Policy Centre
The Australian National University
Stephen is a Professor of Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is the Director of the Development Policy Centre, He served as Director of the International and Development Economics program of the Crawford School from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining the Crawford School in 2009, Stephen was Chief Economist at the Australian Agency for International Development. He worked from 1994 to 2005 at the World Bank, first in Washington and then in Delhi, where he was Lead Economist for India. In 2008, he worked on the Garnaut Review on Climate Change, where he managed the Review’s international work stream.

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26 June

Janet Hunt

Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy.
The Australian National University
Janet Hunt is co-leader of the Internation Deprivation Measure team. She has managed the Indigenous Community Governance Project. and ARC Linkage Project with Reconciliation Australia which ran until the end of 2008. She then began research on the socio-economic benefits of Aboriginal engagement in managing 'country' in NSW, a project which continued until the end of 2013.  In addition she was a Chief Investigator on two ARC Projects, one on Indigenous Philanthropy and Education, the other a major international project on development of a more gender-sensitive measure of poverty. She has also undertaken research on international non government organisations and their work in Indigenous Australia. Janet is a member of the Central Land Council's Community Development Reference Panel and  was a member of the Independent Reference Group for the International NGO Accountability Charter until early 2014. She has undertaken governance research for the NSW Government and the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse and is currently researching success factors in Indigenous development. 

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25 June

Ken Henry

Chairman
National Australia Bank
Dr Henry has been Chairman since December 2015 and a Non-Executive Director since November 2011. He is Chairman of the Board's Nomination & Governance Committee. Dr Henry has over 30 years of experience in economics, policy and regulation, governance and leadership. He served as the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury from 2001 to 2011. From June 2011 until November 2012, he was special advisor to the Prime Minister with responsibility for leading the development of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. He is a former member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Board of Taxation, the Council of Financial Regulators, the Council of Infrastructure Australia and was Chair of both the Howard Government’s Taxation Taskforce (‘A New Tax System’, 1997-1998) and the Review into Australia’s Future Tax System (the ‘Henry Tax Review’) commissioned by the Rudd Government (2008-09). He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007 and received the Centenary Medal in 2001. He is Co-Chair of NAB's Indigenous Advisory Group. 

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25 June

Bal Kama

PhD candidate
The Australian National University
Bal Kama began his PhD studies at the Australian National University College of Law in 2014. His dissertation seeks to examine the relationship between the judiciary and the parliament under the Papua New Guinea Constitution. Bal was admitted as a solicitor in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) after completing his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Sydney College of Law. Bal attained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and Politics) from the University of Canberra. The findings from his Honours thesis – on the 2011-2012 constitutional crisis in Papua New Guinea – were presented to the Australian Law Council. Bal was engaged as a consultant with the United Nations Women in Papua New Guinea to assist in designing an action plan for the United Nations Gender Task Team (UNGTT) in response to sorcery related violence. UNGTT is a multi-agency UN task force formed to address gender issues in Papua New Guinea. Bal worked as a paralegal with the Aboriginal Legal Service ACT-NSW and Ashurst Sydney, and is currently a sessional lecturer at the University of Canberra Faculty of Business, Government and Law.

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26 June

Grant King

President
Business Council of Australia
Grant King was elected President of the Business Council of Australia in November 2016.
He was a member of the Business Council Board from November 2011 until November 2015 and chaired the Business Council’s Infrastructure and Sustainable Growth Committee from 2010 to 2015.
Grant has extensive experience in the Australian energy industry. He was Managing Director of Origin Energy Limited from February 2000 until November 2016. He was formerly General Manager, AGL Gas Companies where he held a number of management positions over a 17 year period.
In addition to his role at the Business Council, he is the Chairman of Melanoma Institute of Australia, a Director of Great Barrier Reef Foundation, a member of UNSW and runs his own advisory business, GK Advisory Pty Ltd.
He is former Director of Envestra Limited and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Limited (APPEA). He is former Chairman of Energy Supply Association of Australia (esaa), Oil Company of Australia and Contact Energy Limited.
He is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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25 June

Linda Kirk

Senior Member
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Linda Kirk holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Laws degree with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Adelaide. Linda is a part-time Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and a former Senior Member of the Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal from 2009-2014. From 2002-2008 she was a Senator for South Australia, and a member of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee and the Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration. Linda was the Chair of the Australasian Chapter of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ) from October 2011 to July 2016. She is currently a member of the Committee of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the IARLJ and the Rapporteur of the IARLJ Extraterritorial Processing Working Party. 

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26 June

Huong Le Thu

Senior Analyst
Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr Huong Le Thu is currently a visiting fellow at the SDSC, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Huong is interested in the effect of external interventions on the politics of state formation, identity, nationalism as well as power projection and power perception. Her current projects focus on Vietnam’s foreign policy, especially in relations to the great powers: China and the U.S. Huong maintains strong interests in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and regional security. Huong is associate fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) and nonresident fellow at the Institute of International Relation (Taiwan), where she obtained her PhD. She also held short-term research fellowships in Seoul (private think-tank), Kuala Lumpur (University of Malaya) and Jakarta (the ASEAN Secretariat). She is an alumna of the DKI Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, and a recipient of the U.S. State Department Fellowship for East Asian Security. In 2016 she was chosen as inaugural Young Southeast Asian Leader of the IISS Shangri La Dialogue.  More information

25 June

Jane McAdam

Scientia Professor and Director, Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
University of New South Wales
Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW.  Professor McAdam is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a Research Associate at Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre, an Associated Senior Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway, and a Senior Research Associate of the Refugee Law Initiative in London, and was a non-resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at The Brookings Institution, Washington DC from 2012-16. In 2017-18, she will be a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. 

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26 June

Ian McAllister

Professor, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
The Australian National University
Ian McAllister is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at The Australian National University, and from 1997 until 2004 was Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU. He has previously held chairs at the University of New South Wales and the University of Manchester and has held other academic appointments at The Queen's University of Belfast and the University of Strathclyde. He was President of the British Politics Group 2001-2002, has edited the Australian Journal of Political Science since 2004, and was chair of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems project from 2003 to 2008. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Aberdeen, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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25 June

Peter McCawley

Indonesia Project, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University
Peter has been an Executive Director at the ADB, led various ADF replenishment round negotiations, and is a former Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute (2003-2007). He has recently completed writing the 50-year history of the ADB: Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank.

26 June

Rory Medcalf

Professor and Head of National Security College
The Australian National University
Professor Rory Medcalf has been Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University since January 2015. He has led the expansion of the College into policy engagement as well as education, executive development and research. His professional background involves more than two decades of experience across diplomacy, intelligence analysis, think tanks and journalism, including a formative role as Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute. 

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25 June

Daniel Moss

Bloomberg View
Daniel Moss is columnist for Bloomberg View, the commentary and opinion pages of Bloomberg News. Immediately prior to that, he was executive editor for global economics. Moss joined Bloomberg in 1994 and led teams in Asia, Europe and the U.S. A regular contributor to Bloomberg Television, he is co-host of Benchmark, a weekly economics podcast.

Moss is a graduate of the Australian National University. He is a member of the Asia Society, Aspen Institute, the Economic Club of New York and the National Association for Business Economics. He is a director of ANU Foundation USA, which supports the activities of his alma mater.

26 June

Zareh Nalbandian

Chief Executive Officer
Animal Logic
Zareh Nalbandian has been managing, developing and producing large-scale screen projects for over 25 years. He has collaborated with iconic directors, producers and artists on some of the most successful feature films of our time. Since leading Animal Logic’s expansion into feature film visual effects in 1996 and feature animation in 2006, Zareh has guided one of the most respected and admired artistic and technical cultures in the industry, earning his reputation as a world leader in the fields of film development, animation, visual effects and production.

26 June

Andrew Podger

Professor, College of Arts and Social Sciences
The Australian National University
Andrew Podger was a long-term public servant before joining academia. Amongst his senior appointments were: Public Service Commissioner 2002-2004; Secretary of the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care (and related designations) 1996-2002; Secretary of the Australian Department of Housing and Regional Development 1994-1996; Secretary of the Australian Department of Administrative Services (and related designations) 1993-94. He was also a senior executive in Defence (Deputy Secretary in charge of Acquisition and Logistics from 1990-1993), Finance (1982-1990) and Social Security (1978-1982). 

Since then, he has been an adjunct professor at ANU and Griffith University, and at Xi'an Jiao Tong University in China. He is also a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University. He was appointed Professor of Public Policy at ANU on a part-time basis in 2010, and appointed Honorary Professor of Public Policy from July 2014. 

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26 June

Richard Rigby

Executive Director, ANU China Institute
The Australian National University
After completion of his PhD (under Professor Wang Gungwu), Richard joined the Australian foreign service. He was a diplomat for some 26 years, with postings in Beijing (twice), Tokyo, London, Shanghai (as Consul-General) and Israel (as Ambassador).  From 2002-2008 he served as Assistant Director-General in the Office of National Assessments (ONA), responsible for North and South Asia.  He has been at the ANU since then. Trained as a historian, he continued to pursue his scholarly interests throughout his official career, and apart from his book on the May Thirtieth Movement, wrote various reviews, articles and a number of literary translations. 

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26 June

Amin Saikal

Director, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Amin Saikal is Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Public Policy Fellow, and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University. He has been a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in International Relations, and Visiting Fellow to Princeton University, Cambridge University; the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; and Indiana University. He is an awardee of the Order of Australia (AM), and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

He is the author of numerous works on the Middle East, Central Asia, political Islam, and Russia. His recent books include: Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic (Princeton University Press, 2018) Iran at the Crossroads (Polity Press, 2016); Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq (I.B. Tauris, 2014); and Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival (I.B. Tauris, 2012); The Rise and Fall of the Shah: Iran – from Autocracy to Religious Rule (Princeton University Press, 2009); Islam and the West: Conflict or Cooperation? (Palgrave Macmillan); and editor of The Arab World and Iran: A Turbulent Region in Transition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Weak States, Strong Societies: Power and Authority in the New World Order (I. B. Tauris, 2016); co-editor of Afghanistan and its Neighbours after the NATO Withdrawal (Lexington Press, 2016); Democratization in the Middle East: Experiences, Struggles, Challenges (United Nations University Press, 2003. He has also published numerous articles in major international journals, book chapters in edited volumes, feature articles in major dailies, including The New York times, The International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age, and he is a frequent commentator on Australian and international TV and radio networks.

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Graeme Samuel

Professor, Monash Business School and Monash School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine
Monash University
Graeme Samuel is a Professorial Fellow in Monash University's Business School. He is also President of Alzheimer's Australia, Council member of the National Health and Medical Research Council and Chair of its Health Innovation Advisory Committee and the National Institute for Dementia Research, Chair of Data Governance Australia, Chair of Lorica Health (a CMCRC company), a Member of the Aged Care Financing Authority and Chair of the South East Melbourne Primary Health Network.   He was Chair of the Commonwealth Government's Panel of Review of Australia's Independent Medical Research Institutes and advisor to the Commonwealth Department of Health in its review of private health insurance. He has held a number of roles in public life including former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Associate Member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority and President of the National Competition Council. In 2010 he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia. 

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26 June

Cheryl Saunders

Professor, Co-Director of Studies, Government Law; Co-Director of Studies, Public and International Law
The University of Melbourne
Cheryl Saunders has specialist interests in Australian and comparative public law, including comparative constitutional law and method, intergovernmental relations and constitutional design and change. She is a President Emeritus of the International Association of Constitutional Law, a former President of the International Association of Centres for Federal Studies, a former President of the Administrative Review Council of Australia and a senior technical advisor to the Constitution Building program of International IDEA. She has held visiting positions in law schools in many parts of the world and is an officer of the Order of Australia and a Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur of France.

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25 June

Skye Saunders

Associate Professor, ANU College of Law
The Australian National University
Dr Skye Saunders is Australia’s leading expert in the area of sexual harassment in rural communities. Skye is the author of the recently released book entitled Whispers from the Bush- The Workplace Sexual Harassment of Australian Rural Women. This work is the first in Australia to focus on the nature, pervasiveness and reporting of sexual harassment in rural workplaces. The book draws upon 107 interviews which Skye conducted with rurally located employees and employers about their experiences of sexual harassment at work, shining light on a largely hidden phenomenon.

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26 June

Brian Schmidt

Vice-Chancellor
The Australian National University
Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU). Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Schmidt was an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics before becoming Vice-Chancellor. Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master's degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.

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Amelia Simpson

Associate Professor, ANU College of Law
The Australian National University
Dr Amelia Simpson is one of Australia’s leading scholars of discrimination and equality principles in constitutional law. Her published research on interstate free trade doctrine has been cited and quoted with approval by pluralities in Australia’s High Court and Federal Court. Amelia’s wider body of research has been cited extensively within the writings of other leading public law scholars and she was ranked in the top 20 most prolific publishers in Australia’s highest quality law journals over the period 2000-2010.

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25 June

Heather Smith

Secretary
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Dr Heather Smith was appointed Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in September 2017. She previously held the positions of Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts and Deputy Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Heather was responsible for innovation policy and public data policy and headed the Prime Minister's Taskforce on Innovation. In October 2013 she was appointed by Prime Minister Abbott as Australia's G20 Sherpa, a role she held during Australia's Presidency. Prior to this Heather had responsibility in the Department for economic, industry, infrastructure, environment and strategic policy matters in her role as Deputy Secretary Economic and Strategy. 

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25 June

Helen Sullivan

Professor and Director, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University
Helen Sullivan is a public policy researcher, teacher and advisor. Educated in the humanities and social sciences she holds degrees in Modern History and Political Science (BA Comb. Hons), Women’s Studies (MA), and Public Policy (PhD). Helen’s scholarship explores the changing nature of state-society relationships including the theory and practice of governance and collaboration, new forms of democratic participation, and public policy and service reform. She is widely published; the author of four books and numerous academic articles, book chapters, and policy reports. She appears regularly in print, mainstream and online media commenting on contemporary public policy issues. 

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26 June

David Throsby

Professor Department of Economics
Maquarie University
Professor David Throsby AO is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics at Macquarie University. He is internationally known for his work as an economist with specialist interests in the economics of the arts and culture. He holds Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. Professor Throsby's research interests include the role of culture in economic development, the economic situation of individual artists, the economics of the performing arts, the creative industries, the economics of heritage and the relationship between cultural and economic policy. He has published several books and a large number of reports and journal articles in these areas, as well as in the economics of education and the economics of the environment. His book Economics and Culture, published by Cambridge University Press in 2001, has been translated into eight languages. 

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26 June

Anne Twomey

Professor, Director Constitutional Reform Unit
The University of Sydney
Anne Twomey has practised as a solicitor and is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT, and the High Court (but does not hold a current practising certificate). She has worked for the High Court of Australia as a Senior Research Officer, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Research Service as a researcher in the Law and Government Group, the Commonwealth Senate as Secretary to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee, and The Cabinet Office of NSW as Policy Manager of the Legal Branch. She has acted as a consultant to various government bodies. More information

25 June

Peter Varghese

Chancellor
The University of Queensland
Peter N Varghese AO began as Chancellor of The University of Queensland on 11 July 2016. Prior to this appointment, Mr Varghese’s extensive career in public service spanned 38 years and included senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy and intelligence. Most recently, he served as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2012-2015). Previous senior appointments include High Commissioner to India (2009-2012), High Commissioner to Malaysia (2000-2002), Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (2004-2009), and Senior Advisor (International) to the Prime Minister of Australia (2003-2004). 

26 June

Elsina Wainwright

United States Studies Center
University of Sydney
Elsina Wainwright is Adjunct Associate Professor at the US Studies Centre and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Centre's Alliance 21 Program. Currently based in New York, she is also a Visiting Fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation (CIC). Previous roles include Strategy and International Program Director at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), an Associate with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and a consultant political analyst for the International Crisis Group in Bosnia. Wainwright studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where she completed both her Masters and Doctorate in International Relations. Whilst at Oxford, she was a Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at Oriel College. 

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26 June

Jennifer Westacott

Chief Executive Officer
Business Council of Australia
Jennifer Westacott has been Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia since 2011, bringing extensive policy experience in both the public and private sectors. For over 20 years Jennifer occupied critical leadership positions in the New South Wales and Victorian governments. She was the Director of Housing and the Secretary of Education in Victoria, and most recently was the Director-General of the New South Wales Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources.

Jennifer facilitates the contribution of the Business Council of Australia’s CEO members across a policy agenda that includes economic policy and competitiveness; regulation; infrastructure and sustainable growth; labour market, skills and education; engagement with Indigenous Australians, global engagement; healthcare policy; and innovation. 

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26 June

Sarah Wheeler

Professor, Associate Director of Research, Centre for Global Food and Resources
The University of Adelaide
Sarah is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Associate Director of Research with the Centre for Global Food and Resources at the University of Adelaide. She graduated with her PhD in 2007, and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the research areas of irrigated farming, climate change, organic farming, water markets, water scarcity, crime and gambling.She is an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and an Associate Editor of Water Resources and Economics. She has been a guest editor for a special issue of Agricultural Water Management and is currently on five editorial boards. Sarah is also the Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin working group of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE2W) Network.arah was born on an irrigated dairy farm in NSW, and grew up on a dryland mixed farm at the top of the Great Dividing Range in the New England region. She has worked as an economist both nationally and internationally, in places such as Rural Solutions South Australia, ESCAP United Nations (Bangkok), Environment Agency (UK) and the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies.

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26 June

Peter Whiteford

Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University
Peter Whiteford is a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, Canberra. Between 2008 and 2012 he worked at the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. He previously worked as a Principal Administrator in the Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. His work at the OECD encompassed pension and welfare policies in OECD countries, Eastern Europe and China. He also worked on child poverty, family assistance policies, welfare reform, and other aspects of social policy, particularly ways of supporting the balance between work and family life. He has published extensively on various aspects of the Australian system of income support.

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25 June

Geoffrey Wiseman

Professor, Director, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
The Australian National University
Geoffrey Wiseman is Professor and Director at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University (ANU). He came to ANU from the University of Southern California. He has also worked in the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General; and as peace and security program officer at the Ford Foundation in New York City. Professor Wiseman is a former Australian foreign service officer, serving in three diplomatic postings (Stockholm, Hanoi, and Brussels) and as private secretary to the Australian Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans. His doctorate is from the University of Oxford.

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26 June

Max York

Chief Executive Officer
General Electric Australia
Max was appointed Chief Executive Officer of GE Australia on 1 November 2017, responsible for oversight of all its business units in Aviation, Power, Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas, Transportation and Healthcare.
Prior to being appointed CEO, he led the GE Aviation business, comprising commercial engines, services and systems, in ANZ, South East Asia, Hong Kong and India for various periods since late 2003. He was GE Aviation’s sales director in Sydney for two years before leading six sigma business process improvement in GE Aviation’s global Sales & Marketing Division in Cincinnati, USA in 2002.

Max joined General Electric in 2000 after 18 years as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy, reaching the rank of Commander. He specialized in combat systems and integrated logistics management, serving in various leadership roles afloat and ashore in Australia, Washington DC and the Persian Gulf. In 1997, he founded the Mine Warfare Class Logistics Office and in 1999 was a member of the Tomorrow’s Navy Team, advising Chief of Navy on options for Navy futures.

Max holds bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and a graduate diploma in management from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He graduated with distinction from the RAN Staff Course in 1995.

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Kerry Schott

Chair
Energy Security Board

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Business Council of Australia

Cisco

General Electric Australia

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Virgin Australia

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2014 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum

Opening dinner

06:00 PM 09:00 PM National Gallery of Australia

You are warmly invited to join us for dinner to open the 2018 ANU Crawford Leadership Forum. Gareth Evans, Chancellor of The Australian National University will be speaking with some of our distinguished international guests.

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Breakfast session

Seizing Australia's share of the defence industry

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

Is Australia winning a fair share of the domestic and global defence budgets?

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Breakfast session

Opportunities and challenges for ASEAN at the 50 year anniversary

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

After 50 years ASEAN is facing challenges to its central role in Asia and is seeing a roll-back of democratic governance. Can it retain its significance over the next decade?

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Breakfast session

Indigenous welfare and the cashless welfare card

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

Is the cashless welfare card an answer to poverty or abuse, particularly in Indigenous communities, or is it merely another attack on the rights and entitlements of welfare recipients?

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Breakfast session

License to operate: Big business in the Australian community

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

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The decline of the two party system: Is it happening? Does it matter?

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

Recent trends in Australia and globally have shown a significant decline in the proportion of the vote going to major parties. What is driving this trend? Does it matter?

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Plenary

Opening address

09:00 AM 09:30 AM Molonglo Theatre

Plenary

Growth, jobs and wages: What does the future hold?

09:30 AM 11:00 AM Molonglo Theatre

A global economic recovery is emerging for the first time since 2007 and unemployment in the developed world is at historical lows. Yet wages growth is weak and the future of work and fear of displacement of jobs by technology looms large in society. This session will try to identify causes of, and responses to, what could be an enduring societal trend. How can the support for global economic integration be maintained while addressing inequality? How do we ensure that the living standards of Australians do not go backwards?

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Break

Morning tea

11:00 AM 11:30 AM Acton Foyer

Economic/Social stream

Winning the energy trifecta: prices, reliability and emissions reduction

11:30 AM 01:00 PM Acton Theatre

Energy remains one of the most controversial domestic issues. How it is resolved is important for business, for consumers and will remain politically challenging. Is the energy trifecta of price; reliability and emissions reduction achievable? Or do we have to choose?

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Geopolitical stream

Regional order in Asia

11:30 AM 01:00 PM Barton Theatre

How do the major Asian states think about the regional order? How will China, Japan and India seek to protect their security and economic interests? What impact will developments on the Korean peninsula have? Will China's Belt and Road Initiative or changes in the structure of trade reorder regional dynamics?  Can the ASEAN countries sustain a common position?  What do these changes mean for Australian policy?

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Luncheon conversation

Business lunch

01:00 PM 02:30 PM Canberry and Springbank room

Plenary

A changing role for the US in Asia

02:30 PM 04:00 PM Molonglo Theatre

The nature of US engagement with Asia is changing and this has implications for countries in the region, including Australia. Is the ‘Pivot to Asia’ finished? What responses will the US’ allies have if they perceive a decline in US interest or capacity in the region? Which issues would mobilise a major US response?

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Afternoon tea

04:00 PM 04:30 PM Acton Foyer

Economic/Social stream

Creating a new case for constitutional reform

04:30 PM 06:00 PM Acton Theatre

The 2000s were the first decade since federation without a referendum to attempt to change the constitution. The 2010s are on track to be the second. Has the need for reform faded or has the willingness to take the political risk been lost? What will it take to build a new interest in updating the constitution? What should the priorities be? How do we start to build up a case for the reforms we want or need?

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Geopolitical stream

Modern options for conflict resolution in the new geostrategic environment

04:30 PM 06:00 PM Barton Theatre

Conflict resolution is one of the great challenges of diplomacy. Is there a new approach possible in the 21st century? Are there new challenges? Is the multi-faceted conflict in Syria an example of new challenges, or a possible example of new opportunities? Will we face new challenges in this region, e.g. in Bougainville? Is the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) an example for the future resolution of conflicts?

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Dinner

In conversation with John McFarlane: Brexit & After

06:30 PM 09:00 PM Great Hall, University House

This dinner interview will address the issues raised by the impending Brexit. What will it mean for the City of London? What will it mean for the UK economy and for other European economies? What opportunities will it generate for Australian companies? What will the Australian government need to do to maximise the opportunities?

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Breakfast session

Challenges and opportunities for business to engage in Asia

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

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Seizing Australia’s share in the creative industries

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

Global economic trends are showing the importance of creative industries and the strong competition to win investment in them. Is Australia doing enough to win our fair share of those investments?

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Breakfast session

Does the rapidly changing nature of people movement mean it's time to revisit the UN refugee convention?

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

In a time when refugee flows are increasing and the causes and consequences may be changing, is the Refugee Convention still fit for purpose?

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Breakfast session

Opportunities for peace: Palestine

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

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Murray Darling Basin Plan: Where to next?

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

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Plenary

The future of trade negotiations: Bilateral, plurilateral or multilateral?

09:30 AM 10:30 AM Molonglo Theatre

As globalisation is facing challenges this session will examine some important questions about trade policy and examine opportunities for Australian initiatives. The questions include: Are preferential trade agreements part of the solution or part of the problem? What is the possibility of genuine progress through the WTO? What is the significance of the US withdrawal from the Trans- Pacific Partnership?

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Morning tea

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Acton Foyer

Social/economic stream

Shifting the dial: The future of government service provision

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Acton Theater

The 2017 Productivity Commission report saw a shift toward reporting on the non-market economy and a focus on individuals. Arguing that innovation and learning are the key to prosperity, the report outlines key areas such as education, health, climate and cities that are full of opportunities. What do State and federal governments have to prioritise to seize the opportunities? What are the major obstacles? What is the role of the private sector? Is there a role for the not for profit and NGO sector?

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Geopolitical stream

Responding to the challenges of Papua New Guinea?

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Barton Theatre

Has the window of opportunity for a better future for the people of PNG closed? PNG is Australia’s closest neighbour, biggest aid recipient and has a wide range of close links to Australia. With the country facing serious economic, political and social challenges is Australia prepared to respond in the event of a crisis? Are we doing enough to help pave the way for the better future which looked possible a few years ago as the wealth of the gas developments started to flow?

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Lunch

The inside story

12:30 PM 02:00 PM

Join one of our guests for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. As part of a small group you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an intimate discussion on critical Australian and regional issues.
Lunch

Lunch with Charlene Barshefsky

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar room 4

Join Charlene Barshefsky for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. As part of a small group you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an intimate and insightful discussion on critical international issues.

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Lunch

Lunch with Pratap Bhanu Mehta

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar room 5

Join Pratap Bhanu Mehta for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. As part of a small group you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an intimate and insightful discussion on critical international issues.

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Lunch

Lunch with Vinton G. Cerf

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar room 6

Join Vinton G. Cerf for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. As part of a small group you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an intimate and insightful discussion on critical international issues.

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Lunch

Lunch with Bassma Kodmani

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar room 7

Join Bassma Kodmani for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. As part of a small group you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an intimate and insightful discussion on critical international issues.

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Lunch with Rob Malley

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar room 8

Join Rob Malley for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. As part of a small group you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an intimate and insightful discussion on critical international issues.

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Lunch

Lunch with Jessica Mathews

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar room 9

Join Jessica Mathews for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. As part of a small group you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an intimate and insightful discussion on critical international issues.

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Lunch with Mari Pangestu

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Lennox room

Join Mari Pangestu for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. As part of a small group you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an intimate and insightful discussion on critical international issues.

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Lunch with Yao Yunzhu

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Griffin room

Join Yao Yunzhu for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. As part of a small group you will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an intimate and insightful discussion on critical international issues.

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Plenary

How does Australia seize opportunities in a time of rapid change?

02:00 PM 03:45 PM Molonglo Theatre

What were the main themes to emerge from the discussions? Our panellists will reflect on their conclusions from the Forum and discuss what lessons can we draw.

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Break

03:45 PM 05:30 PM

JG Crawford Oration

JG Crawford Oration: The unfinished Internet

05:30 PM 07:00 PM Llwellyn Hall, ANU School of Music

Vint Cerf will explore areas where serious technical and policy efforts are needed to reinforce the utility of the Internet and diminish some of the harmful behaviors we are seeing. Some of the work will require transnational cooperation. Some solutions have much to do with educating users about protecting themselves when online and thinking critically about content. Technical improvements in software production will help, as will better security tools and practices. Vint will finish up with some speculations about the arc of the Internet as we get to the mid-2000s

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