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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Bill Armstrong

Global Development Officer
GE Renewable Energy
Bill Armstrong is Global Development officer for GE’s Hydro Solutions, and is based in Grenoble, France. Bill is also a Senior Executive of GE and Head of the operating activities of Hydro including Australasia.
Bill began working at GEC in the UK in 1984. Throughout his career, he has held a series of positions that have strengthened his product and project management expertise. He has served as Managing Director for the Turbogenerator and Heat Recovery Steam Generator Businesses of Alstom, Vice President of Quality for Alstom Thermal Power and Head of Asia region for the Gas Power business. In the Hydro business, he is responsible for the Global Development of the activity and heads the largest Region. Several recent Hydro storage projects have been supplied under his responsibility including those of Linthal and Nant De Drance in Switzerland which include the latest and most efficient technologies in the field.
GE acquired Alstom’s Energy businesses on November 2nd, 2015.
Bill holds a Mechanical engineering degree from Liverpool University in UK. During his career, he also obtained a Six Sigma Black Belt and a diploma from INSEAD-AMS.

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

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, 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 his 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

Sidney Jones

Director
Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, Indonesia
From 2002 to 2013, Jones worked with the International Crisis Group, first as Southeast Asia Project Director, then from 2007 as Senior Adviser to the Asia program. Before joining Crisis Group, she worked for the Ford Foundation in Jakarta and New York (1977-84); Amnesty International in London as the Indonesia-Philippines-Pacific Researcher (1985-88); and Human Rights Watch in New York as the Asia Director (1989-2002). She holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She lived in Shiraz, Iran, for one year as a university student, 1971-72, and studied Arabic in Cairo and Tunisia. She received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the New School in New York.

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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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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 non-profit 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 75 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 non-profits, 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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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

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 recognised 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

Shafiah Muhibat

Head of Department of International Relations
Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia
Dr. Shafiah Muhibat is the Head of Department of International Relations, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia. She was recently a Senior Fellow at the Maritime Security Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) Singapore from January to December 2017. She has taken part in extensive research projects on politics and regional security in Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific since 2000. She has special interest in issues of regional security in East Asia, maritime security, Indonesia’s foreign policy, and regional cooperation. In addition to her interest in security issues, in recent years she has also looked into issues related to development cooperation. She was the Chief Editor of The Indonesian Quarterly, a quarterly academic journal published by CSIS, from 2013 to 2016. She was also a lecturer at two private universities in Jakarta from 2005 to 2009. She obtained a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hamburg.

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26 June

Mari Pangestu

Professor of International Economics
University of Indonesia
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 organisations.

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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Yao Yunzhu

Director Emeritus
Center on China-American Defense Relations, Academy of Military Science, People’s Liberation Army
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 Advisor to the Pangoal Institution.

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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

Carol Austin

Director
HSCB Australia
Carol is a non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank Australia Ltd, a Guardian of the Future Fund and a member of the Advisory Board of the Australian Office of Financial Management. She is also Investment Director of Contango Asset Management. She has degrees in Economics and Science and has held senior roles in the Finance and Mining sectors.

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

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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Christian Bennett

Head of Government Relations and Industry Affairs
Woolworths Group
Christian Bennett has 25 years experience in senior government-related roles, across both private and public sectors. Christian joined Woolworths Group in November 2017. Previously, he has led government relations efforts for General Electric Inc across S E Asia, Australia and New Zealand, for BHP Billiton Ltd and was Group Executive of Public Affairs at Santos Ltd. In government, Christian spent 14 years in Australia's diplomatic service, including postings in southern Africa, Asia and the United States and secondments into the Office of the Foreign Minister and the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet.

26 June

Chris Berg

Senior Research 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

John Blaxland

Director, Southeast Asia Institute
The Australian National University
John Blaxland is Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, Director of the ANU Southeast Asia Institute and, since March 2017, Head (acting) of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at ANU, overseeing its three degree programs. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales. In addition, he is an active member of the ANU Academic Board as well as the Australian Army Journal editorial board and an occasional commentator in the print, television and radio media. He is a US Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative grant recipient, and speaks English, Thai and Spanish.

26 June

John Borghetti

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Virgin Australia
John Borghetti commenced as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Virgin Australia Group in May 2010. Under his leadership, the Group has undergone a strategic repositioning. Mr. Borghetti has had over 40 years’ experience in aviation, including a long career at Qantas. He is a Director of Coca-Cola Amatil and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and has previously served as a Director of Energy Australia, the NSW Customer Advisory Board, Jetset Travelworld, Sydney FC, Piper Aircraft (USA), The Australian Ballet and CARE Australia.

25 June

Gavin Brown

Co-CEO
PwC Indigenous Consulting

25 June

Andrew Charlton

Director
AlphaBeta Advisors
Andrew has senior experience in business, government and international institutions. After commencing his career with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), he received a Doctorate and Masters in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. From 2008-2010, through the period of the global financial crisis, he served as Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Australia and Australia’s senior government official to the G20 economic summits. He was the Prime Minister’s representative to conferences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF). From 2010-2014 he worked for Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers, including two years in corporate strategy (M&A and major group projects) and two years in operational roles (divisional Chief Financial Officer and General Manager). His academic research covering international economics, trade and development has been published in leading international journals including the American Economic Review, World Trade Review and World Economy. He is the author of two books, 'Ozonomics' (2007) and 'Fair Trade for All' (2005), co-written with Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz. In 2011 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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25 June

Andrew Clark

Senior Writer
The Australian Financial Review
Andrew Clark writes for The Australian Financial Review. In a career in journalism spanning 49 years, he has been an editor of The Sun-Herald and Australian Business, a deputy Editor of The Age, foreign correspondent in Europe and North America, political correspondent in Canberra, literary editor, and a business journalist. He is the co-author of Kerr’s King Hit, has written for numerous other books, and has had his work published in newspapers abroad, including The New York Times, The Guardian and The (London) Financial Times. He has also given guest lectures at Yale University, the Menzies Centre in London and the Budapest University of Economics.

25 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

Director
Fincantieri Australia
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. Professor Davis was elected by the UN Human Rights Council to UNEMRIP in 2017. Professor 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. Professor Davis was Director of the Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW Law from 2006-2016. 

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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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25 June

Chris Elstoft

Assistant Secretary, Papua New Guinea Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Chris Elstoft is a Career Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has been Assistant Secretary, Papua New Guinea Branch since May 2018, when he returned from three years serving as Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner to India. Prior to his term in New Delhi (2015-2018), Mr. Elstoft served overseas as Counsellor Jakarta (2008-2010), Deputy Head of Mission in Baghdad (2007), Political Adviser Honiara RAMSI (2003-2004) and First Secretary Port Moresby (2000-2002).
In Canberra, Mr. Elstoft has held a range of positions in DFAT and the former AusAID, including Assistant Secretary, South Asia Regional and Indian Ocean Branch (DFAT) and Assistant Secretary, Mekong Branch (AusAID). Mr. Elstoft holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and a Masters of Economics (Development) from The Australian National University.

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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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

Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies
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

Jane Halton

Chair
COTA Australia
Jane Halton is the Independent Chair of COTA Australia and was appointed by the Board of Directors in December 2017. Jane also chairs the Governance, HR and Remuneration Committee. Jane has extensive experience in public sector policy and administration and formerly headed the Australian Government Department of Finance. Before that she was head of the Department of Health and Ageing and was a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Jane is currently a Board member of the ANZ Bank, Clayton Utz lawyers and the Australian Policy Institute. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Universities of Canberra and Sydney.

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

Ken Henry

Chair
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

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

Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
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

Bal Kama

PhD candidate
The Australian National University
Bal Kama is a law PhD Candidate at the ANU and a sessional lecturer at the University of Canberra. His thesis examines the relationship between the judiciary and the parliament in PNG. Bal represented PNG at the One Young World (Canada) and was nominated as one of the 17 Young Leaders leading the 17 UN SDGs. A recipient of the Commonwealth Pacific Young Person of the Year award (UK), Bal was the Pacific representative at the UNLeash Global Talent (Denmark) in 2017 and worked as a consultant to the United Nations Women (PNG) on sorcery-related violence. He is the Director of the Kama Foundation, a community NGO operating in remote PNG villages, and is currently assisting some Pacific island states with constitutional reform.

26 June

Amy King

Senior Lecturer, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
The Australian National University
Dr. King is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University, with particular expertise in Chinese foreign and security policy, China-Japan relations, and the economics-security nexus in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2016, Dr. King received an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship (2017-2019) to investigate China's role in shaping the post-WWII international economic order, through the lens of the Bretton Woods and Bandung conferences, held between 1944 and 1955. Her book, 'China-Japan Relations after World War Two: Empire, Industry and War, 1949-1971' (Cambridge University Press, 2016), explains how and why Japan became China’s most important economic partner in the aftermath of major war, and at a time when the two countries were still Cold War opponents. The book is based on hundreds of declassified documents from the Chinese Foreign Ministry Archive, gathered during fieldwork in China between 2008 and 2012. Dr. King received a D.Phil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Her doctoral thesis was awarded Oxford's 2013 Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize. Dr. King completed a M.Phil in Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, and B.A. Hons (First Class) in International Studies and B.Bus in International Business at the University of South Australia.

25 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

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

Huong Le Thu

Senior Analyst
Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr. Huong Le Thu is a senior analyst at ASPI, Defence and Strategy Program. Prior to joining ASPI she worked at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs (ANU), Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore), and Institute of International Relations (Taiwan). Her research interests include multilateral security in Asia, foreign policy in post-socialist countries, as well as identity politics.
She has 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 and IISS ShangriLa Dialogue Southeast Asian Fellow.
Dr Le Thu’s academic publications have appeared in The Pacific Review, Asia-Europe Journal, Oxford University Press among others; her policy analyses have featured: The International Institute for Strategic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, The Brookings Institution, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, East West Center, Royal United Services Institute, Nikkei Asian Review, South China Morning Post, Sydney Morning Herald etc.

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25 June

John Madden

Associate Commissioner - Water
Productivity Commission
John Madden was appointed a full time Associate Commissioner (Water) with the Productivity Commission in December 2016 for a period of two years.

John has extensive experience in legislative, regulatory and administrative arrangements for water planning and management. He has expertise in cost-benefit analysis and socio-economic assessment, with a particular focus on water issues.

John has worked on a wide range of water and other natural resource, primary industry and infrastructure issues, in private sector consulting roles as well as in the public sector including with the CSIRO, NSW Agriculture, and the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

John has a masters degree in economics from the University of New England and a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Sydney.

At the Productivity Commission, John has worked on the National Water Reformand is currently working on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Five-year assessment.

26 June

Jane McAdam

Scientia Professor and Director, Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
The 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

Bob McMullan

Director, ANU Crawford Leadership Forum
The Australian National University
Bob McMullan has had a long and distinguished career in the Australian Parliament as one of Australia’s pre-eminent Labor politicians. He is a former Parliamentary Secretary for International Development (2007-2010) and Executive Director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is now the Director of the ANU Crawford Leadership Forum and a Visiting Fellow at the Development Policy Centre.

Caroline Millar

Deputy Secretary
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ms. Millar is a Senior Career Officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. From October 2017 to March 2018 she served as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the Australian Embassy to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Australian Mission to the European Union. Before that, from January 2014 to September 2017, Ms. Millar was Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Washington. Her most recent position in Canberra was First Assistant Secretary, International Security Division. She was Head of the United Nations Security Council Taskforce (2010-2012) before which she was the Ambassador to the United Nations and Ambassador to Geneva (2006-2010).
Ms. Millar represents the department on the Council for Australian-Arab Relations She also attends, as required, the Australian Government Crisis Committee (AGCC) and the National Crisis Committee (NCC). Ms. Millar was educated at the University of Cambridge and holds a MA/BA (Hons) in history. She has studied French and Vietnamese.

25 June

Daniel Moss

Columnist
Bloomberg Opinion
Daniel Moss is Columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, 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.

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Lisa Murray

Senior writer
Australian Financial Review
Lisa Murray is a senior writer with the Australian Financial Review. She has recently returned from almost six years in Shanghai as China correspondent. Lisa has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, is a former media writer for the Sydney Morning Herald and economics reporter for Bloomberg News in Sydney. She also spent two years in Jakarta writing about Indonesia for Fairfax Media, the Financial Times and Asia Sentinel. Last year, Lisa won the Citi Journalism Award for Excellence and a Kennedy Award.

25 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 Parker

Partner and Asia Practice Leader
PwC Australia
Mr. Andrew Parker is a Sydney-based Partner at PwC where he leads the Australian Firm’s Asia Practice. Andrew joined Price Waterhouse in 1985, became a partner in 1999 and spent 12 years in PwC’s London, Moscow and Jakarta offices where he gained considerable experience advising companies investing in foreign (and particularly developing) markets. Andrew was previously the leader of PwC’s Asian telecoms industry team. He is currently on secondment to Australia Post where he is the Executive General Manager, International Services. Andrew is a member of the Advisory Board of the Asia Society, a Non-Executive director of the Australia Indonesia Centre at Monash University, a Board Director of China Matters and a member of the Executive Committee of the Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee. He is also a New Colombo Plan Business Champion. He was the lead author of PwC’s landmark report on Australia’s lack of business investment in Asia titled ‘Passing us by’.

25 June

Andrew Podger

Honorary 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

Jessica Rudd

Founder and Director
Jessica's Suitcase and eCargo
Jessica Rudd is founder and Chair of Jessica’s Suitcase. She launched the online Australian lifestyle retailer in 2015 when she and her young family returned to Australia after five years living in Beijing. In 2018, Jessica’s Suitcase merged with e-operations service provider eCargo (ASX:ECG). Jessica serves as Alibaba’s Australian Ambassador and is a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Australian Agricultural Company (ASX:AAC) and eCargo. She has worked as a lawyer, in politics and communications. She has written two novels—'Campaign Ruby' and 'Ruby Blues'—and contributes opinion pieces to newspapers and magazines.

25 June

Amin Saikal

Director, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
The Australian National University
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

Brendan Sargeant

Honorary Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Brendan Sargeant is Honorary Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific. He retired from the Department of Defence in October 2017, where he was Acting Secretary from May to September of that year. From September 2013 to October 2017 he was the Associate Secretary of Defence. Prior to that appointment he was the Deputy Secretary Strategy. He was principal author of the 2013 Defence White Paper. Mr Sargeant has degrees in English Literature and Political Science.

25 June

Cheryl Saunders

Professor, Co-convenor, Constitution Transformation Network, Melbourne Law School
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

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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25 June

Kerry Schott

Chair
Energy Security Board
Kerry Schott is Chair of the Energy Security Board, Chair of Moorebank Intermodal Company, a Director of NBN, and a Director of TCorp NSW. She also Chairs the Assurance Board for Sydney Metro, and is a member of the Advisory Board for City and SouthEast Light Rail. Kerry was Managing Director and CEO of Sydney Water from 2006 to 2011. Before that Kerry spent 15 years as an investment banker, including as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia. During this time she specialised in privatisation, restructuring, and infrastructure provision. Prior to becoming an investment banker Kerry was a public servant and an academic.
Kerry holds a doctorate from Oxford University, a Masters of Arts from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver and a Bachelor of Arts (first class Honours) from the University of New England. She was recently awarded an Order of Australia and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney.

25 June

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

Veronica Taylor

Professor, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
The Australian National University
Veronica L. Taylor is Professor of Law and Regulation in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at ANU and an ANU Public Policy Fellow. She works on the practice of rule of law, and has written extensively on corporate governance issues in Asia. She directs the ANU Japan Institute and co-convenes Australia’s Law and Justice Community of Practice for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Veronica serves on the Board of the Australia-Japan Foundation and on the Executive of the Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee. Her recent publications include ‘Regulatory Rule of Law’ in Peter Drahos (ed) 'Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications' (ANUPress, 2017).

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. 

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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

Senior Fellow, United States Studies Center
The 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

Maree Walk

Principal
Maree Walk Consultancy
Maree was Deputy Secretary, FACS NSW until April 2017. Prior to that she was Chief Executive, Community Services, NSW. She has NGO Executive experience leading Benevolent Society for 11 years and has served on peak welfare bodies also.  

She has significant experience with government departments and chaired or participated in the most senior planning, advisory, and implementation committees regarding child and family welfare, homelessness and domestic violence.

26 June

Michael Wesley

Professor and Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
The Australian National University
Michael Wesley is Professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University. He has published on Australian foreign policy, Asia’s international relations and strategic affairs, and the Politics of state-building interventions. His book, 'There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia' (2011), was awarded the John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian politics and public policy. Previously, Professor Wesley was the Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU from 2014 to 2016, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy from 2009 to 2012, Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University from 2004 to 2009, and Assistant Director-General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments (Australia’s peak intelligence agency, from 2003-2004. He gained his PhD from the University of St Andrews and his BA (Honours) from the University of Queensland.

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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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. Sarah 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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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

Forum Secretariat

Australian Financial Review

Business Council of Australia

General Electric Australia

NAB

Cisco

Woolworths

Virgin Australia

Asia Practice

ANU Crawford Leadership Forum 2018 Program

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Bus timetable

Bus Timetable
All buses will leave on time, so please be ready in the hotel foyer at least 5 minutes before departure time. A staff member will be there to assist you.

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If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact Conference Logistics on 02 6281 6624, 0467 930 396 or CrawfordForum@conlog.com.au.

Sunday 24 June - evening

TO NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA FOR OPENING GALA RECEPTION & DINNER

Departing from
Departure Time
University House
5:45pm
Peppers Gallery Hotel
5:50pm
Ovolo Nishi*
5:50pm
QT
5:50pm

BACK TO HOTELS (QT, Peppers Gallery Hotel, Ovolo Nishi, University House)

Departing from
Departure Time
National Gallery of Australia
9:00pm, then as required

Monday 25 June - morning


TO CRAWFORD SCHOOL FOR BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Departing from
Departure Time 1
Departure Time 2
Peppers Gallery Hotel
7:00am
7:15am
Ovolo Nishi*
7:05am
7:15am
QT
N/A
7:15am

TO CRAWFORD SCHOOL FOR MAIN SESSIONS

Departing from
Departure Time 1
Departure Time 2
Peppers Gallery Hotel
8:30am
8:45am
Ovolo Nishi*
8:35am
8:45am
QT
N/A
8:45am


Monday 25 June - evening

TO UNIVERSITY HOUSE FOR FORUM DINNER

Departing from
Departure Time
Crawford School
6:10pm

BACK TO HOTELS (QT, Peppers Gallery Hotel, Ovolo Nishi, University House)

Departing from
Departure Time
University House
9:00pm, then as required

Tuesday 26 June - morning


TO CRAWFORD SCHOOL FOR POLICY BRIEFING CONCURRENT BREAKFAST SESSIONS

Departing from
Departure Time 1
Departure Time 2
Peppers Gallery Hotel
7:00am
7:15am
Ovolo Nishi*
7:05am
7:15am
QT
N/A
7:15am

TO CRAWFORD SCHOOL FOR MAIN SESSIONS

Departing from
Departure Time 1
Departure Time 2
Peppers Gallery Hotel
8:30am
8:45am
Ovolo Nishi*
8:35am
8:45am
QT
N/A
8:45am
Tuesday 26 June – evening

TO LLEWELYN HALL FOR J.G. CRAWFORD ORATION

Departing from
Departure Time 1
Crawford School
4:00pm, then as required

BACK TO HOTELS (QT, Peppers Gallery Hotel, Ovolo Nishi, University House)

Departing from
Departure Time 1
Llewelyn Hall
7:00pm, then as required

*The bus will pick Ovolo Nishi guests up at the Phillip Law Street entrance.Please ask the hotel reception for directions.

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Dinner

Registration and Opening Reception

06:00 PM 07:30 PM National Gallery of Australia

You are warmly invited to a reception to open the 2018 ANU Crawford Leadership Forum. 
Dinner

Gala Dinner

07:30 PM 09:30 PM National Gallery of Australia

Speakers

Dinner

The US, China - and Korea: Where next?

08:00 PM 08:45 PM National Gallery of Australia

Speakers

Foreign Affairs 061918 Moon Singapore.pdf Download Link
Breakfast session

Breakfast sessions

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

Go to 'My program' for further details regarding your personalised schedule.
Breakfast session

Seizing Australia's share of the defence industry

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar Room 7

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

Speakers

Defence's role can't be to protect political jobs.pdf Download Link
Do Loose Lips Builds Ships.pdf Download Link
Breakfast session

Opportunities and challenges for ASEAN at the 50th anniversary

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Griffin Room

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?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Indigenous welfare and the cashless welfare card

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar Room 8

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?

Speakers

Breakfast session

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

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar Room 9

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?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Challenges and opportunities for Australian business to engage in Asia

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Lennox Room

Speakers

Plenary

Opening address

09:00 AM 09:15 AM Molonglo Theatre

Speakers

Plenary

Growth, jobs and wages - what does the future hold?

09:15 AM 10:45 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?

Speakers

Break

Morning tea

10:45 AM 11:15 AM Acton Foyer

Economic/Social stream

Winning the energy trifecta: prices, reliability and emissions reduction

11:15 AM 12:45 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?

Speakers

Geopolitical stream

Regional order in Asia

11:15 AM 12:45 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?

Speakers

Luncheon conversation

Business Luncheon. The business of change

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

Speakers

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?

Speakers

Break

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?

Speakers

Geopolitical stream

Modern options for conflict resolution in the new geostrategic environment

04:30 PM 06:00 PM Barton Theatre

Conflict resolution has always been one of the great challenges of diplomacy. Will new aspects of that enduring challenge require new approaches? Has the rise of Islamic extremism changed the underlying nature of conflict? Is the multi-faceted conflict in Syria an example of new challenges or a possible example of new opportunities? Will the impact of separatism and the fragility of relatively new states pose conflict resolution challenges for Australia in the region?

Speakers

Dinner

Dinner - In conversation with John McFarlane: Opportunities after Brexit

06:30 PM 09:15 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?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Breakfast sessions

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

Join one of our guests for a breakfast session conversation. Go to 'My program' for further details regarding your personalised schedule.
Breakfast session

License to operate: Big business in the Australian community

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Lennox Room

Speakers

Breakfast session

Seizing Australia’s share in the creative industries

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Griffin Room

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?

Speakers

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 Seminar Room 7

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

Speakers

Breakfast session

Seizing the opportunity for peace

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar Room 9

Speakers

Breakfast session

Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Where to next?

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar Room 8

Speakers

Plenary

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

09:00 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?

Speakers

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 Theatre

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?

Speakers

Shifting the dial - Comments on selected chapters in PC Report.pdf Download Link
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?

Speakers

An Analysis of PNG's Political Condition and Trends Through to 2025.pdf Download Link
Papua New Guinea - ACLF 2018.pptx Download Link
Lunch

The inside story

12:30 PM 02:00 PM

Join one of our guests for an exclusive lunchtime conversation. Go to 'My program' for further details regarding your personalised schedule. 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. This session will operate under Chatham House Rule.
Lunch

Lunch with Vinton G. Cerf

12:30 PM 01:45 PM Seminar Room 1

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. This session will operate under Chatham House rule.

Speakers

Lunch

Lunch with Bassma Kodmani

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar Room 10

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. This session will operate under Chatham House rule.

Speakers

Lunch

Lunch with Jessica Mathews

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Griffin Room

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. This session will operate under Chatham House rule.

Speakers

Lunch

Lunch with Gareth Evans

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Lennox Room

Join Gareth Evans 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. This session will operate under Chatham House rule.

Speakers

Lunch

Lunch with Mari Pangestu

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar Room 7

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. This session will operate under Chatham House rule.

Speakers

Lunch

Lunch with Yao Yunzhu

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar Room 8

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.

Speakers

Lunch

Lunch with Sidney Jones and Shafiah Muhibat

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Seminar Room 6

Join Sidney Jones and Shafiah Muhibat 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. This session will operate under Chatham House rule.

Speakers

Plenary

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

02:15 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.

Speakers

10 ways to reinvent the world

04:15 PM 05:15 PM Llewellyn Hall Foyer, ANU School of Music

Semi-structured networking event for ANU Crawford Leadership Forum & Future Shapers delegates. Come along to meet some of Australia’s next generation of leaders and discuss novel, provocative and solutions focussed ideas that would improve the world.

ACLF
Future Shapers

Ken Henry
Angelia grant
Enforceable statutory protection of all ecosystems on earth
Paul Ronalds
Catherine O'Byrne
Radical service delivery reform to solve complex disadvantage in Australia
Ken Baldwin
Conor Costello
abundant zero carbon energy eliminates poverty and resource wars
Charlie Day
Bjorn Sturmberg
Personal data gets treated like a valuable natural resource
Guy Templeton
Zack Bryers
Turn prisons into social enterprises
Melissa
Conley Tyler
Tushara
Bathrooms should be desegregated
Martine Letts
Michael McKenzie
A Citizens' Senate

JG Crawford Oration

JG Crawford Oration: The future of the internet

05:30 PM 07:00 PM Llewellyn 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

Speakers