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ANU Crawford Leadership Forum

Global Realities, Domestic Choices: Rebuilding Trust
23 June - 25 June
The Australian National University

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  • 23 June
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Anwar Ibrahim

President
People's Justice Party, Malaysia
Dato' Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim is a Malaysian politician who is currently the president of the People's Justice Party and leader of the Pakatan Harapan coalition. He was Leader of the Opposition between 2008 and 2015, and a founder and leading figure of the People's Justice Party or Parti Keadilan Rakyat. 

23 June

24 June

Kelly Magsamen

Vice President, National Security and International Policy
Centre for American Progress
Kelly Magsamen is the vice president for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress. She served as the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining the Defense Department, Magsamen served on the National Security Council in various positions, most immediately as special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning from 2012 to 2014. During her years at the National Security Council, she also served as the director for Iran, from 2008 to 2011; and then as director and senior advisor for Middle East reform in the wake of the Arab Spring, from 2011 to 2012.

23 June

25 June

Thomas Lembong

Chairman
Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board
Thomas (Tom) Lembong is the Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, and former Minister of Trade of Indonesia (August 2015 to July 2016).
Prior to his appointment in the Cabinet, he was a Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner and Partner at Quvat Management Pte Ltd, a private equity fund established in 2006.
Mr Lembong worked in the Equity Division of Morgan Stanley (Singapore) Pte. Ltd from 1995 to 1996. He served as Investment Banker of Deutsche Securities Indonesia, and as Division Head and Senior Vice-President at the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA). He has also served as President Commissioner at PT Graha Layar Prima Tbk (BlitzMegaplex) since 2012.

24 June

24 June

Gideon Rachman

Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist
Financial Times
Gideon Rachman became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006.

He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok. He also edited The Economist’s business and Asia sections. His particular interests include American foreign policy, the European Union and globalisation.

23 June

Clare O'Neil MP

Federal Member for Hotham, Victoria
Australian Labor Party
Clare O’Neil was elected to the Parliament as the Federal Member for Hotham in 2013, and was re-elected in 2016 and 2019. In July 2016, Clare was appointed to the Shadow Ministry as the Shadow Minister for Justice.In June 2018 Clare was also appointed the Shadow Minister for Financial Services.In June 2019 Clare was appointed Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work.

Immediately before entering Parliament, Clare worked in business as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. There, she worked with CEOs of Australian companies, helping them solve their most difficult problems.

Clare has Arts and Law degrees with Honours from Monash University, and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar.

Clare is a former Mayor of Greater Dandenong. At the age of 23, she was Australia’s youngest ever female Mayor.

Clare co-authored a book with Tim Watts MP, entitled ‘Two Futures - Australia at a Critical Moment’, in August 2015.



24 June

Justin Yifu Lin

Dean
Institute of New Structural Economics and Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Peking University
Justin Yifu Lin is Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics, Dean of Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and Professor and Honorary Dean of National School of Development at Peking University. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012.

Prior to this, Mr. Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is Councillor of the State Council and a member of the Standing Committee, Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference.

He is the author of more than 20 books including 'Beating the Odds: Jump-starting Developing Countries'; 'Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation', 'The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off', 'New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy', 'Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession', and 'Demystifying the Chinese Economy'.

Professor Lin is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World.

24 June

Rebekha Sharkie MP

Federal Member for Mayo, South Australia
Centre Alliance
The Federal Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, is a politician of firsts. She was the first Nick Xenophon Team (now Centre Alliance) member to be elected to the House of Representatives; the first non-conservative politician to represent the once safe Liberal electorate of Mayo since it was created in 1984; and the first woman to represent her part of regional South Australia since Federation. Rebekha won Mayo with a 17% swing in 2016 and has increased her two-party preferred margin by 2.23% in the recent 2019 election, taking into account the electoral redistribution in South Australia. Rebekha has worked hard to “Make Mayo Matter” and follows the principle of always putting her community first and being their “independent voice”. She is the Centre Alliance spokesperson for Social Services, Ageing, Education, Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Housing, Family & Community Services, Indigenous Affairs, Arts, Sport, Women and Youth. Before being elected to Federal Parliament, Rebekha worked as a paralegal, researcher, policy adviser and a manager of youth services. She lives in the Adelaide Hills with her family and grabs the chance to fish any time she can!

24 June

Thant Myint-U

Partner
Ava Advisory Group
Dr Thant Myint-U is an award-winning historian, writer, and former adviser to the president of Myanmar. He is the author of several books, most recently the best-selling "Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia".
He has also served on three United Nations peacekeeping operations and as the Chief of Policy Planning in the UN's Department of Political Affairs. He was also the Principal Officer at the UN Secretariat responsible for the World Summit of 2005 and the establishment of the UN Peace-building Commission.
He was educated at Harvard and Cambridge Universities and taught history for many years as a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He is as well the Founder and Chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust and Chairman of U Thant House, a leading discussion centre in Myanmar. He is currently also a Founding Partner of the Ava Advisory Group.
His latest book, “The Hidden History of Burma: A Story of Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century” will be published later this year.”

24 June

25 June

Siddharth Varadarajan

Founding Editor
The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is an Indian-American journalist, editor, and academic. He is the former editor of The Hindu. He has reported on the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the destruction of the Bamyan Buddhas by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq and the crisis in Kashmir. Varadarajan has edited a book titled Gujarat:The Making of a Tragedy which is about the 2002 Gujarat riots.

24 June

25 June

Andrew Laming MP

Member for Bowman
Liberal Party of Australia

Zhu Feng

Executive Director, China Centre for Collaborative Studies of South China Sea, Director, Institute of International Studies
Nanjing University
Zhu Feng is Executive Director of the China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea and a Professor of International Relations at Nanjing University.
Feng is a member of editorial boards of scholarly journals and consults independently for the Chinese government and the private sector. He comments frequently on television, radio and in the print media on Chinese foreign affairs and security policy.
Feng writes extensively on regional security in East Asia, the nuclear issue in North Korea, China-US military and diplomatic relations.

23 June

Laura Tingle

Chief political correspondent, 7:30
ABC
Journalist, essayist and author Laura Tingle has reported on Australian politics and policy for more than 35 years. In 2018, she joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as chief political correspondent for its flagship current affairs program 7.30, after 16 years with the Australian Financial Review where she was political editor, and previously, senior reporting positions with other major Australian mastheads. A multi award winning journalist, she is the author of Chasing the Future - a book about the early 1990s recession; and three Quarterly Essays: Great Expectations (2012); Political Amnesia (2015) and Follow the Leader (2018). An assembly of her essays, In Search of Good Government, was published in 2017.
She also regularly appears on Insiders on ABC TV and Late Night Live on ABC Radio.

24 June

John Anderson

Chair
Crawford Fund
John Anderson was the Member for Gywdir in the Federal Parliament for nineteen years. From 1996 until 2005 he served in the Coalition Cabinet, with responsibilities for Primary Industries and Energy and then Transport and Regional Services.
He was Deputy Prime Minister for six years from 1999, and served on the Economic Reform Committee (ERC) and the National Security Committee (NSC) of Cabinet.
Since his retirement he has been active in the not-for-profit sector, including as the currant Chair of the Crawford Fund for Agricultural Research.
He and his family are farmers and graziers from north-west NSW.

25 June

Anna-Maria Arabia

Chief Executive
Australian Academy of Science
Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science, Anna-Maria was Principal Adviser to the Hon Bill Shorten. Anna-Maria brings with her experience as General Manager of Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre; and CEO of Science & Technology Australia. Anna-Maria has worked in senior policy roles in both social and economic portfolios. She has worked extensively with parliamentarians, the business and community sectors, and the media. Anna-Maria was recently a Director of the Board of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia, an organisation committed to creating independence, dignity and unlimited opportunity for people living with spinal cord injury. Anna-Maria obtained her Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and has undertaken medical research in the field of neuroscience both in Australia and abroad. She is a passionate advocate for science, social justice and gender equity.

25 June

Shiro Armstrong

Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University
Shiro Armstrong is an economist and Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy. He is 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 Visiting Scholar at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and in a Visiting Associate Professor at Keio University (2018-2019). He is recipient of the 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.

He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia University, the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, China Centre for Economic Research at Peking University and the University of Tokyo.

Meera Ashar

Director, South Asia Research Institute
The Australian National University
Meera Ashar is a historian of ideas at the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of history, political theory and literary studies. Her work questions categories and conceptual frameworks with which we seek to make sense of human societies past and present. In critically investigating the genealogy of the terms with which human and social sciences make sense of the world, she engages in a study of colonialism, postcolonialism, decolonization and nationalism.
Her manuscript on the social history of colonial Gujarat examines the region through the lens of a controversial nineteenth-century novel, Saraswatichandra; its author and its audience. She has also coedited a volume on Everyday English Keywords in India.
Meera is currently the Director of the South Asia Research Institute (SARI). She has previously worked as an Assistant Professor at the City University of Hong Kong and was the LM Singhvi Fellow at the Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge.
Meera reads and writes in several South Asian languages and in a couple of European ones.

Carol Austin

Director
HSBC Bank Australia
Carol Austin is an experienced investment professional. She started her career with the Reserve Bank of Australia and has held senior positions in finance, economics, mining, and government. She is currently a director of HSBC Bank Australia, State Super and the Grattan Institute. She is a Commissioner with the NSW Government’s Independent Planning Commission and Chairman of the ACT Investment Advisory Board. Carol was previously a Guardian of the Future Fund and has served on a number of advisory boards including the Australian Office of Financial Management.
She has a Science degree from Monash University and an honours degree in Economics from the Australian National University.

24 June

Brad Banducci

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Woolworths Group
Brad was appointed Managing Director of Woolworths Food Group in March 2015 and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group in February 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of the Group’s Liquor business between 2012 and March 2015. Brad joined the Group in 2011 after the acquisition of the Cellarmasters Group, a direct wine retail and production company. He was Chief Executive Officer of Cellarmasters from 2007 to 2011. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Director, and later a Non-executive Director at Tyro Payments and a Vice President and Director with The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a core member of their retail practice for 15 years.

24 June

Vikram Bhakoo

Associate Professor
Department of Management and Marketing, The University of Melbourne
Dr. Vikram Bhakoo is an Associate Professor within the Operations Management discipline in the Department of Management & Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

His current stream of research focuses on supply chain sustainability and risk, technology adoption and diffusion issues and buyer/supplier relationships. His research specifically seeks to develop a comprehensive understanding around the institutional and contextual dynamics at play when organizations are embedded in different tiers of the supply chain.

He has published his work in a variety of prestigious journals such as the Journal of Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Journal of Business Ethics amongst others. He is the Associate editor for Journal of Supply Chain Management and International Journal of Logistics Management. In addition, he is also serves on the editorial review boards of Journal of Operations Management and International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management. His research agenda continues to draw support from the Australian Research Council and the University of Melbourne.

Dr Bhakoo holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Delhi and a Masters in Information Systems and a PhD from Monash University. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he has worked in textile manufacturing, financial services and information technology sectors in business development and supply chain management roles.

24 June

Andrew Bragg

Incoming senator for NSW
Liberal Party of Australia
Andrew Bragg is an incoming Liberal senate candidate for New South Wales.
Andrew started his career as an accountant at Ernst & Young and went on to work in senior roles at the Financial Services Council and the Business Council of Australia.
Andrew regularly contributes for the Australian Financial Review, Daily Telegraph and The Australian and appears on the ABC and Sky News. Andrew typically writes about economic policy such as tax, regulation, foreign and trade policy and superannuation / financial services. His 2017 short book Fit for Service (Connor Court) provides a framework for 21st century trade policy for Australia. Its extracts appeared in the Australian Financial Review and were featured on Sky News, Radio 2GB and Quadrant. In 2018, Andrew wrote the modern version of the "Scrap Iron for Japan" essay in Paul Ritchie's Forgotten People Updated (Connor Court). Andrew was also the National Director of the 2017 Liberals & Nationals for Yes campaign in support of same sex marriage which delivered Yes majorities in 71 of 76 Coalition seats.

Andrew's passion for public policy stems from his belief a strong economy is the basis of a just society.

25 June

Megan Brownlow

Deputy Chair
Screen Australia and Media Federation Australia
Ms Brownlow is a media and entertainment industry specialist. Up until April 2019, Megan was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she performed strategy, due diligence, forecasting, and market analysis work for clients and was the National Industry Leader for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. She has over 25 years of experience in media and marketing ranging from producing television and radio programs to designing cross-media strategies – both content and advertising – for online and traditional media properties. 

As well as being Deputy Chair of Screen Australia, Ms Brownlow is Deputy Chair of the Media Federation of Australia, Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Small and Regional Publishers’ Innovation Fund and on the Advisory Board for the School of Communications, UTS.

Ms Brownlow holds an Executive MBA from the AGSM; a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the ANU and is a graduate of the INSEAD leadership program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

25 June

Marika Calfas

Chief Executive Officer
NSW Ports
Marika Calfas is the Chief Executive Officer of NSW Ports, the organisation responsible for managing a $5 billion infrastructure portfolio comprising Port Botany, Port Kembla and the intermodal terminals at Cooks River and Enfield. Marika has operated in the port sector for 18 years, across a broad range of portfolio areas including strategy, planning, environment and infrastructure. Marika was appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Infrastructure & Transport to the Expert Panel advising the Government Inquiry into the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy Priorities in 2017.
Marika is a board member of Infrastructure NSW and Ports Australia, Deputy Chair of the Australian Logistics Council, Member of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia National Advisory Board and Wollongong University’s SMART Advisory Council as well as Australia’s representative to PIANC (International Waterborne Transport Association) International Environmental Commission.
Prior to working in ports, Marika worked in water resources with Sinclair Knight Merz. Marika holds an Engineering Degree (Environmental), Masters of Engineering Management and Masters of Environmental Law.

24 June

Andrea Carson

Associate Professor, Journalism
La Trobe University
Dr Andrea Carson is a political scientist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University. She has authored numerous articles on Australian politics, election campaigns and digital media. Her most recent co-authored book is Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century: Old Institutions, New Challenges (2018).
She was awarded Australian Research Council (2018-2021) funding as part of a team using big data to understand the media’s role in political debate and policy decisions. She holds a PhD in Political Science and a Master of Arts in International Politics. She has taught courses on journalism, political communication, women in politics, and campaigns and elections.
Andrea worked as a newspaper journalist and section editor at The Age in Melbourne from 1997-2001 and as a radio broadcaster (RRR) and radio and television producer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) from 2001-2010. She is a regular media commentator and examines the latest media trends and issues for The Conversation’s podcast ‘Media Files’.

25 June

Gabrielle Chan

Political correspondent
The Guardian
Gabrielle Chan has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She began covering politics for The Australian in NSW parliament during the 1990s and moved to the Canberra press gallery in 1995. Gabrielle has also worked at ABC radio, the Daily Telegraph, in local newspapers and politics. She has written and edited histories and biographies. Since 2013, she has worked for Guardian Australia as a political correspondent and Politics Live blogger. In 1996 – the same year as Pauline Hanson entered parliament. Gabrielle, the city-born daughter of a Chinese migrant, moved to a sheep and wheat farm in country NSW. She noticed the economic and cultural divide between the city and the country and yawning gap between the parliament and small town life. So in September 2017, she swapped interviews with politicians in favour of ordinary people on her main street to discover why they think politics has moved so far from their lives. The result is Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up, released in September 2018 by Penguin Random House. In the process, Gabrielle draws conclusions about the current state of our rural political representation, the gap between city and country and how to bridge it.

25 June

Andrew Charlton

Director
AlphaBeta Advisors
Dr Andrew Charlton is co-founder of AlphaBeta, a leading economic analytics company based in Sydney and Singapore. He has previously worked for the United Nations and the London School of Economics. 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 received a Doctorate and Masters in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. 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.

25 June

Ian Chubb

The Australian National University
Former Chief Scientist
Ian William Chubb AC is an Australian neuroscientist and academic, who was the Chief Scientist of Australia from 23 May 2011 to 22 January 2016. In 1999 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia "for service to the development of Higher Education policy & its implementation at state, national & international levels, as an administrator in the Tertiary Education sector, & to research, particularly in the field of neuroscience". In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal "for service to Australian society through tertiary education and university administration". In 2006 he was appointed a Companion of the Order "for service to higher education, including research and development policy in the pursuit of advancing the national interest socially, economically, culturally and environmentally, and to the facilitation of a knowledge based global economy". Named ACT Australian of the Year 2011, Chubb was recognised for three decades of service to tertiary education and university governance in Australia, and internationally. In 2012 he was appointed a member of the board of the Climate Change Authority.

25 June

Melinda Cilento

Chief Executive
Committee for Economic Development of Australia
Melinda is the CEO of CEDA. She is also a non-executive director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors.
She was previously a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum, a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.
Melinda’s executive and director experience covers the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors and she has a strong track record of working collaboratively across sectors.

24 June

Ali Cupper MP

Independent Member for Mildura
Victoria
Ali Cupper is the Member for Mildura in the Parliament of Victoria, elected in November 2018. Prior to her election, Ali worked as a solicitor, family law mediator, senior child protection practitioner and lecturer in social work and social policy. Ali was also on Mildura Rural City Council from 2012 to 2018 where she held the position of Deputy Mayor and the portfolios of Community Development, Community Services and Gender Equality.
Ali has been a determined and influential advocate for Mildura’s social and economic interests, which was reflected in her 2018 election campaign policies. The return of Mildura Base Hospital to public management, restoration of passenger rail services to Mildura and attraction of greater government investment across the electorate were campaign cornerstones.
Ali’s election to the Victorian Parliament marked the end of an era for the National Party, which had enjoyed safe seat status in the electorate for 12 years. Ali is proud to count herself among a number of high profile rural independents who are changing the face of politics in rural and regional Australia.
Ali lives in Mildura with her husband, Ben, and their active and spirited little boy, Jed.

25 June

John Daley

Chief Executive Officer
Grattan Institute
John Daley is one of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers. He has been Chief Executive of the Grattan Institute since it was founded over ten years ago. Grattan Institute’s work is independent, rigorous, and practical. It fosters informed public debate on the key domestic policy issues for Australia, through both private forums and public activities, engaging key decision makers and the broader community. Its work ranges across education, health, energy, cities, housing, transport, budget, and tax issues.
John has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budget policy, tax reform, retirement incomes and housing affordability. A theme of the importance of government prioritisation runs through this work. He has 30 years’ experience spanning academic, government and corporate roles at the University of Melbourne, the University of Oxford, the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, consulting firm McKinsey and Co, and ANZ Bank.
John graduated LLB (Hons) and BSc at the University of Melbourne in 1990. He completed a D Phil in public law at the University of Oxford in 1999. John is also a keen amateur pianist and gardener.

24 June

Glyn Davis

Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
Glyn Davis is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University and Chair of the ANZSOG Research Committee. Since 2018, Professor Davis has also been elected a Visiting Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Visiting Fellow at Exeter College, Oxford. Professor Davis combines this with a visiting appointment at Kings College London.

Professor Davis was educated in political science at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University, before undertaking post-doctoral appointments as a Harkness Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Professor Davis teaches and researches in the field of public policy. Professor Davis has had a distinguished career in higher education as Vice-Chancellor of Griffith University and the University of Melbourne. His public-sector service includes terms as the Director-General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland, and as Foundation Chair of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Companion in the Order of Australia. He has served as Chair of the Group of Eight and Chair of Universities Australia.

In 2008 Professor Davis co-chaired the Australia 2020 Summit and, in the same year served as a member of the Innovation Taskforce, an expert group commissioned to review Australia’s research and innovation systems.

In 2010 Professor Davis presented the Boyer Lectures published as The Republic of Learning.

In 2017 Professor Davis published 'The Australian Idea of a University' and The 6th Edition of 'The Australian Policy Handbook'.

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24 June

Milissa Day

Regional Representative for East Asia and the Pacific
International Finance Corporation
Milissa supports investment across fragile, conflict affected and poor (FCV/LIC IDA) countries across the East Asia and Pacific region and leads Pacific business development. She is also the representative for countries in the Pacific including Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. In her role, Milissa builds regional knowledge and resources to increase the number of projects and value of total investment portfolio. She provides technical support and access to global knowledge and resources to help deliver meaningful projects in the region’s most difficult markets.

Milissa has twenty years of experience living and working in post-conflict and fragile environments including Timor-Leste, Kosovo, Indonesia and Somalia. In 2010, she joined IFC as Timor-Leste Resident Representative, and led engagement resulting in IFC’s first-ever investments in the country and for reform projects which resulted in costs savings of over USD$20 million. Most recently, Timor-Leste
awarded its first PPP, Tibar Bay Port, a USD$390 million port development project. Prior to joining IFC, Milissa worked for Development Alternatives, Inc., the World Bank and Women’s World Banking on microfinance development. Milissa’s educational background includes a Masters in Finance from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in political economy from the University of California, Irvine.

25 June

Swati Dave

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Efic
Swati Dave is an experienced senior banking executive and non-executive director with an established track record of successfully leading and growing complex P&L businesses in Australia, the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. Swati has over 30 years’ banking and finance experience across a number of sectors including infrastructure, energy and utilities, renewable energy and property. She has held senior positions at National Australia Bank, Deutsche Bank, AMP Henderson Global Investors, Bankers Trust and Westpac. Swati currently serves on the boards of State Super and Asia Society Australia. She has served as a former director of Australian Hearing, Great Western Bancorp Inc. (USA) and the NAB Wealth Responsible Entity Boards. Swati holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.

25 June

John W.H. Denton

Secretary General
International Chamber of Commerce
John W.H. Denton AO is Chairman of Corrs’ International Advisory Council, and was formerly Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Corrs. John is the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). His appointment to this role marked the first time an Australian has held this position.
John was a member of the Australian Government advisory panel overseeing the development of the ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ White Paper. He was on the Government’s Cabinet sub-committee for the White Paper review process published in October 2012, and was later a member of the Strategic Advisory Board advising the Government on implementation and emerging policy issues.
A former diplomat, John was a Panel Member of the Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness and was the founding Chairman of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Australia for more than a decade.
John has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Melbourne, and is a Harvard Business School Alumnus.

In 2015, John was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his work in business and commerce, the arts and social welfare, and with refugees.

24 June

Craig Emerson

Distinguished Fellow, The Australian National University
Managing Director, Craig Emerson Economics
Craig Emerson Economics provides expert advice to business clients seeking commercial opportunities in Australia and Asia, and on actual and proposed government policies and their implications for business. 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 a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy.

24 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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Nicholas Farrelly

Associate Dean (Development and Impact), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University
Dr Nicholas Farrelly is the Associate Dean in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific responsible for development and impact initiatives. In this role he leads the College’s engagement with a wide range of government, business and civil society organisations. After graduating from the ANU in 2003 with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Asian Studies, he completed his M.Phil and D.Phil at Balliol College, University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 2006, while a graduate student, Nicholas founded New Mandala, a website which has gone on to become the preeminent public forum in Southeast Asian Studies. After returning to Canberra from Oxford, in 2009 he was appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security. Nicholas recently served as a Deputy Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and as Director of the ANU Myanmar Research Centre. Nicholas is the Ambassador for the Westpac Research Fellowship program, sits on the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation National Selection Panel for the Future Leader and Research Fellow schemes. His own academic research focuses on political conflict and social change in mainland Southeast Asia. He has examined these themes across the borderlands where Myanmar rubs against India, Bangladesh and China. Nicholas is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

24 June

Sharon Friel

Professor and Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
The Australian National University
Sharon Friel is Director of the the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Professor of Health Equity, Australian National University. She is also Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy ANU. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and an ANU Public Policy Fellow. In 2014 she was named by her international peers as one of the world’s most influential female leaders in global health. She is the Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity. In 2010 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to investigate the interface between health equity, social determinants and climate change, based at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU. Between 2005 and 2008 she was the Head of the Scientific Secretariat (University College London) of the World Health Organisation Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Before moving to Australia, she worked for many years in the Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway. Her interests are in the role of structural factors in affecting health inequities, including trade and investment, urbanisation, food systems, and climate change; and the analysis of governance, policy and regulatory processes and their effectiveness at addressing health inequities.

25 June

Emma Germano

Vice President
Victorian Farmers Federation
Emma Germano hails from Mirboo North, where she is Managing Director of her family mixed operation I Love Farms. On Gippsland’s fertile red soils the Germanos grow fresh vegetables for local and export markets, as well as running sheep and beef cattle. I Love Farms has a firm focus on sustainability and strives to connect consumers with Australian farmers to increase community understanding of food and fibre production. Emma is the current VFF Horticulture Group President. She also sits on the Vegetable Industry Market and Value Chain Strategic Investment Advisory Panel and has previously held tenure on the Victorian Vegetable Growers Executive Committee and as the VFF Horticulture Group Vice-President. Emma is also a Nuffield Scholar (2014), her research examining global export opportunities for Australian primary producers.

24 June

Jane Golley

Acting Director
Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University
Jane Golley is an Associate Professor and economist, and is currently Acting Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU. 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.

Jane's research over the last two decades has covered a wide range of Chinese transition and development issues, including demographic change and economic growth (modelling the economic impacts of the One- and Two-Child policies and sex ratio imbalances); household consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, inequalities in education and earnings; and the Belt and Road Initiative. Jane teaches The Chinese Economy to Masters students at the Crawford School of Public Policy, and is co-editor of the 'China Story Yearbook' series, including the 'China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity'.

24 June

Michelle Grattan

Chief Political Correspondent
The Conversation
Michelle Grattan is one of Australia's most respected political journalists. She has been a member of the Canberra parliamentary press gallery for more than 40 years, during which time she has covered all the most significant stories in Australian politics.

As a former editor of The Canberra Times, Michelle Grattan was also the first female editor of an Australian daily newspaper. She has been with the Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and political editor of The Age since 2004.

Michelle currently has a dual role with an academic position at the University of Canberra and as associate editor (politics) and chief political correspondent at The Conversation.

25 June

Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Senior Adviser
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Jean-Marie Guéhenno is currently a Senior Adviser at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation and since 2014, has been a Distinguished Fellow with the Brookings Institute.
He was the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the funding of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and from 2014-17, he was the President and CEO of the International Crisis Group. From 2000-2008 he was Undersecretary-General for peacekeeping operations at the UN, where he led the biggest expansion of peacekeeping in the history of the United Nations.
Before joining the United Nations, Guéhenno had a distinguished career in the French government and in the private sector. He was the director of policy planning in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1993. He has also been ambassador to the Western European Union, and chairman of the French Institute of Higher Defense Studies.

25 June

Allan Gyngell

National President
Australian Institute of International Affairs
Allan Gyngell was appointed the National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) in September 2017, having previously been named a Fellow of the AIIA in 2010. He was the Director-General of the Australian Office of National Assessments (ONA) from 2009 to 2013
Before his appointment to ONA, Mr Gyngell was the founding Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy (2003-09) in Sydney. He has a wide background in international policymaking and analysis and has written and spoken extensively on Australian foreign policy, Asian regional relations and the development of global and regional institutions. He is co-author with Michael Wesley of Making Australian Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press).
Between 1993 and 1996, he was Senior Advisor (International) to the Prime Minister, Paul Keating. He worked earlier in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and ONA. He served as an Australian diplomat in Rangoon, Singapore and Washington.
He was appointed as an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2009 for service to international relations and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

25 June

Marianne Hanson

Associate Professor
The University of Queensland
Marianne Hanson teaches and researches at the University of Queensland. She gained her doctorate from Oxford University in 1993. Her research focuses on international security, and primarily on the issue of weapons control. She addresses these topics within a framework of international law, ethics, the role of international institutions, and the competing claims of sovereignty and strategy.

25 June

Sandra Harding

Vice Chancellor and President
James Cook University
Professor Sandra Harding, Officer of the Order of Australia, took up her appointment as Vice Chancellor and President of James Cook University Australia in January 2007. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring clear and effective leadership and management of the University across all operating sites, including campuses in Cairns, Singapore and Townsville.
Educated at the Australian National University, The University of Queensland and North Carolina State University (USA), Professor Harding has extensive academic and academic leadership experience. An economic sociologist by training, her areas of enduring academic interest include work, organisation and markets and how they work. She also has a keen interest in public policy in two key areas: education policy and related areas; and; the global Tropics, northern Australia and economic development. In addition, she has undertaken a wide variety of senior university-aligned roles as well as memberships/directorships of a variety of local, national and international Boards and Councils.

24 June

Virginia Haussegger

Director, 50/50 by 2030
University of Canberra
Virginia Haussegger AM is Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, at the University of Canberra’s (UC) Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA). She is also 2019 ACT Australian of the Year.
With over 30 years’ experience in news broadcasting, Virginia is a sought after commentator on gender equality; women, power and leadership issues; workplace diversity and social reform. Virginia served six years on the board of UN Women National Committee Australia, where she hosted numerous gender equality campaigns. In 2017 she was commissioned by DFAT to facilitate the Australian and Philippine Governments co-hosted event ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment’ in Manila, at ASEAN.
In her capacity as Adjunct Professor at UC, Virginia has designed a suite of Strategic Communication and Media Knowledge Masterclasses and modules for both MPA and Graduate Certificate courses in Public Administration.
In 2014, Virginia was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for her “significant service to the community, particularly as an advocate for women’s rights and gender equity, and to the media”.

24 June

Carolyn Hendriks

Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University
Carolyn M. Hendriks is an Associate Professor with a background in both political science and environmental engineering. Her work examines democratic aspects of contemporary governance, including participation, deliberation, inclusion and representation. She has taught and published widely on the application and politics of inclusive and deliberative forms of citizen engagement. She has led numerous empirical projects in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands on the role of interests, power, networks, markets and elites in participatory modes of governing. Her recent research work is exploring alternative modes of political participation, particularly those enabled by online and offline spaces of political contestation (see below). Carolyn is an appointed member of newDemocracy Foundation’s Research Committee and sits on the editorial board of several international journals, including the European Journal of Political Research. Carolyn is the author of two books, including the Politics of Public Deliberation (Palgrave, 2011), over 30 scholarly journal articles, and numerous book chapters. Her research outputs have won awards including: the Mayer Journal Prize for best paper in published in 2017 in the Australian Journal of Political Science the Ken Young Journal Prize for the best paper published in Policy & Politics in 2017 (together with co-authors Selen Ercan and John Boswell) the Harold D. Lasswell Journal Prize for best article in Policy Sciences for 2005

25 June

Ken Henry

Chairman
National Australia Bank
Dr Henry is Chair of National Australia Bank and the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation at the ANU. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Cape York Partnership and Accounting for Nature Ltd. He is a Governor of CEDA and a Council member of Voiceless.
Henry held senior policy advising positions in the Australian Treasury from late 1984 until early 2011.From 2001 to 2011 he was Secretary to the Treasury and a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Board of Taxation.In 1997 and 1998 he chaired the Howard Government’s tax review task force that produced the policy blueprint, A New Tax System.He was a member of the Howard Government’s Task Group on Emissions Trading in 2007.In 2009-10 he chaired the Review into Australia’s Future Tax System commissioned by the Rudd Government.As Special Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard in 2011 and 2012, Dr Henry was responsible for leading the development of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century.

24 June

Jennifer Hewett

Journalist
The Australian Financial Review
Jennifer began her career in 1976 as a cadet journalist with WA Newspapers in Perth. After completing a master’s degree in Journalism at New York’s Columbia University Journalism School, where she was awarded best international journalism student, she joined The Sydney Morning Herald in the Canberra press gallery.

Between 1983 and 1986 Jennifer was the New York and then Washington correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald, before returning home join The Australian Financial Review as a political and business feature writer. In 1996 she returned to Washington for another three-year stint as correspondent for the Herald before returning to take up a position as political and business feature writer.

25 June

John Hewson

Chair, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
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. Dr Hewson was the former leader of the federal opposition in Australia during 1990-1994.

24 June

Matilda House

Honorary Doctor, The Australian National University Ngambri-Ngunnawal-Canberra Indigenous elder
Dr Matilda House is a Ngambri-Ngunnawal elder and has a long-established connection to Canberra and its surrounding regions as one of the traditional custodians of the land. Matilda House is the Chair of the Ngunnawal Local Aboriginal Land Council in Queanbeyan and the Joint Chair of the Interim Namadgi National Park Committee. 

23 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.

Stephen also serves as a Board Member for CARE Australia, where he chairs the Program and Operations Committee. He is also Chair of Femili PNG, an NGO that supports survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea.

He has previously served on the Board of the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, and on the Advisory Council of the Asian Development Bank Institute.

In 2005, while working for AusAID, Stephen was a member of the three-person Core Group whose report formed the basis for the 2006 Australian Aid White Paper. In 2010-11, Stephen was a member of the five-person panel who wrote the Independent Review of [Australian] Aid Effectiveness. In 2016, he served as a member of the Australia-Pacific Technical College Design Reference Group.

24 June

Robert Ingram

Director
Australian Wool Growers Association
Robert has spent almost forty years designing, implementing, and evaluating rural and regional development programs in Asia, the Pacific and Australia. He has been involved in over 80 projects in more than 35 countries. His work is focused on integrated sustainable rural and agricultural development and driving the philosophy that private sector development needs to be focused on by development assistance especially to drive the economic base through agriculture.
In recent years his work has focused on the Pacific and he was the initial team leader for the first two years of the Seasonal Worker Programme. His family is one of the pioneering families of the far southern Monaro and since 2002 he has progressively purchased and taken over these operations. In conjunction with his partner and two sons they now operate a 2500 ha fine wool merino operation. Through these farming activities, Robert has become involved in the politics of the wool industry and has been a director of Australian Woolgrowers Association since 2011. He is a former President of the Victorian branch of the Institute of Agricultural Science and is also the director of a small e-agriculture company that has patented technology that identifies genealogies digitally.

24 June

Frank Jotzo

Professor, Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Energy Policy
The Australian National University
Frank Jotzo is Professor at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, where he directs the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy. He is also co-director of the Energy Transition Hub. As an environmental economist, his research focuses on policy relevant aspects of climate change and energy, and on development and economic reform. Frank Jotzo is joint editor-in-chief of the journal Climate Policy and a Lead Author of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th and 6th Assessment Reports. He has been involved in a number of policy research and advisory exercises, including as senior advisor to Australia’s Garnaut Climate Change Review, as advisor to governments, and to international organisations including the World Bank. He is a member of the Australian Capital Territory’s Climate Change Council and has advised other State governments. He frequently writes and comments in the media and tweets @frankjotzo. He teaches the courses Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics, International Climate Change Policy and Economics, and Research in Climate Change Economics and Policy, and co-convenes the Master of Climate Change degree.

25 June

Daryl Karp

Director
Museum of Australian Democracy
Daryl is currently the Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, where she has established a strategic direction focusing on ‘the spirit of Australian democracy and the power of your voice within it’, positioning the museum as a new kind of town square, based on the democratic principles of equality, freedom, justice, representation. Her programs have won numerous awards and she has worked with many of the key factual broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, NHK, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and PBS, CBC Canada, and ZDF Germany.

24 June

Patricia Karvelas

Presenter
ABC Radio
Patricia Karvelas is the presenter of RN Drive and has been a prominent senior journalist in the Australian media for 15 years, beginning her professional career in broadcast journalism at the ABC and SBS as both a producer and presenter. She has worked for The Australian newspaper since 2002 covering federal politics, most recently working as the Victorian Bureau Chief and Editor and Senior National Affairs Journalist. Patricia specialised in Indigenous affairs reporting for more than 10 years. Patricia has been a regular fill-in presenter on 774 ABC Melbourne, and frequently appears on a range of television and radio programs including RN's Sunday Extra and ABC TV's The Drum.

25 June

Meg Keen

Associate Professor, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University
Dr Meg Keen joined DPA in 2015; she has a professional background in South Pacific resource management, regionalism, development and intelligence/security. Meg has been a senior analyst in the Oceania Branch of the Office of National Assessments (2006-2015). In 2011, Meg was seconded to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as a senior policy adviser in the Office of the Special Coordinator. Prior to joining the government, she was a Senior Lecturer in the Environmental Management and Development Graduate Program, National Centre for Development Studies (now Crawford School), and in the Human Ecology Program, Fenner School at the ANU. Meg has also been a lecturer in the Graduate School of Environmental Sciences at Monash University. Meg’s current research deals with sustainable resource management, urbanisation, livelihoods and national development. She is the project leader for the Urbanisation in Honiara project (2015-16) which is working across multiple stakeholder groups to critically examine the politics of urbanisation, and the ways in which better urban management in Honiara can create pathways to prosperity and national stability. Meg also has research interests in the sustainable livelihoods, labour mobility, the blue economy and regional policing. Past research projects and academic publications have addressed: social learning in resource management culminating in the book Social Learning in Resource Management: Towards a Sustainable Future; community-based resource management and development; economics for development; environmental communications and education; and, environmental impact assessment. Meg has done research consultancies for a range organisations including AusAID, Asia–Pacific Network, CSIRO, SPREP, and World Bank.

25 June

Paul Kelly

Editor-at-Large
The Australian
Paul Kelly is Editor-at-Large on The Australian. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the paper and he writes on Australian politics, public policy and international affairs. Paul has covered Australian governments from Gough Whitlam to Scott Morrison. He is a regular television commentator on Sky News. He is the author of nine books including The End of Certainty on the politics and economics of the 1980s. His recent books include Triumph and Demise on the Rudd-Gillard era and The March of Patriots which offers a re-interpretation of Paul Keating and John Howard in office.

25 June

Mark Kenny

Senior Fellow, Australian Studies Institute, School of Politics and International Relations
The Australian National University
Mark Kenny is a columnist and long-time political journalist turned academic. He was appointed to the post of Senior Fellow at the Australian National University’s Australian Studies Institute in January this year. It followed several years as Chief Political Correspondent and then National Affairs Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and before that, as national political editor at The Advertiser.

Mark is a regular commentator on the ABC’s Insiders and has weekly spots and ABC radio in Adelaide and Sydney, and on Sky News. He also appears from time to time on French media, BBC World, CNN,
and on several domestic programs from The Project to 4Corners.

Mark has travelled extensively with prime ministers John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott, and Malcolm Turnbull.

In 2018, Kenny attended the Australia-EU Leadership forum in Brussels, as a “senior leader” from Australia.

Amy King

Senior Lecturer, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre
The Australian National University
Dr Amy King is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University. She has expertise in Chinese foreign and security policy, China-Japan relations, and the relationship between economic and security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. She holds a Westpac Research Fellowship and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship (2017-2019) to investigate China's role in shaping the international economic order.
Amy's book, China-Japan Relations after World War Two: Empire, Industry and War, 1949-1971 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. Amy holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Huong Le Thu

Visiting Fellow, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University
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 shortterm 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 in the 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, and the Sydney Morning Herald.

24 June

Jason Yatsen Li

Chief Executive Officer
Yatsen Associates
Jason has over 15 years experience in law, corporate advisory, general management and politics. Jason was Head of China Strategy and Head of Sustainability for Insurance Australia Group. Before that, he was an M&A lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Australia as well as having worked for the United Nations in the Netherlands. Jason is a Director of the George Institute for Global Health, a leading global medical research organisation and has been Vice Chairman of the Australia-China Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. Jason brings excellent commercial, transactional & management skills, extensive commercial & political relationships & a deep understanding of China. Jason speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese and German. He is admitted as an attorney in NSW & at the New York State Bar. In 2009, Jason was appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and is currently a member of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council for China.

25 June

Philip Lowe

Governor
Reserve Bank of Australia
Philip Lowe holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Comm (Honours) in Economics/Econometrics from the University of New South Wales. He has authored numerous papers, including on the linkages between monetary policy and financial stability. He commenced as Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia on 18 September 2016.
He is Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Payments System Board, and Chair of the Council of Financial Regulators. He is a member of the Financial Stability Board. Prior to his current role, he held the positions of Deputy Governor, Assistant Governor (Economic) and Assistant Governor (Financial System). He also spent two years at the Bank for International Settlements working on financial stability issues.

24 June

Jenny Macklin

Former Member for Jagajaga
Australian Labor Party
Jenny Macklin is the former Member for Jagajaga, in Melbourne’s North-East and the Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services. As a Minister in the Rudd Labor Government, she oversaw the historic apologies to the Stolen Generations and the Forgotten Generation. In 2010 Jenny oversaw the implementation of Australia's first National Paid Parental Leave Scheme. Since its introduction in 2011 nearly one million Australians have accessed paid parental leave scheme. Macklin saw the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

24 June

Katherine Mansted

Senior Researcher, National Security College
The Australian National University
Katherine is a policy adviser, writer and advocate with a focus on emerging technologies, cybersecurity and international relations. Her publications cover information warfare, cyber-enabled foreign interference, and internet privacy. Katherine previously practiced law, and served as a ministerial adviser in the Australian Government.

25 June

Sally McCutchan

Executive Director and CEO
Impact Investing Australia
Sally has extensive experience in finance, funds management and strategy, and has spent many years working in and understanding Asia Pacific markets. Sally first joined Impact Investing Australia in May 2015 to manage the strategic development and implementation of a new financial institution to scale impact investing in Australia, Impact Capital Australia. Sally has held senior roles with Accenture, Legg Mason Asset Management and SBC Warburg (now UBS). Sally is a non-executive director of Indigenous Business Australia Asset Management, Oxfam Australia, Millennium Service Group (ASX: MIL) and two National Australia Bank securitisation companies. She is currently a member of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment’s (GSG) Working Group on impact investing wholesalers, the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the QBE Classification of Social Impact Committee. Sally is a Certified Practising Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

25 June

Warwick McKibbin

Director
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, The Australian National University
Professor Warwick McKibbin, AO is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU). He is also an ANU Public Policy Fellow; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences; a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia and Pacific Policy Society; a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C (where he is co-Director of the Climate and Energy Economics Project) and President of McKibbin Software Group Inc.

Professor McKibbin was foundation Director of the ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis and foundation Director of the ANU Research School of Economics. He was also a Professorial Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy for a decade from 2003 where he was involved in its design and development.

Professor McKibbin served for a decade on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (the Australian equivalent of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve) until July 2011. He has also served as a member of the Australian Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, and on the Australian Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Uranium Mining Processing and Nuclear Energy in Australia.

Professor McKibbin received his B.Com (Honours 1) and University Medal from University of NSW (1980) and his AM (1984) and a PhD (1986) from Harvard University. He was awarded the Centenary medal in 2003 “For Service to Australian Society through Economic Policy and Tertiary Education” and made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2016.

Professor McKibbin is internationally renowned for his contributions to global economic modeling. He has published more than 200 academic papers as well as being a regular commentator in the popular press. He has authored/ edited 5 books including “Climate Change Policy after Kyoto: A Blueprint for a Realistic Approach” with Professor Peter Wilcoxen of Syracuse University. He has been a consultant for many international agencies and a range of governments on issues of macroeconomic policy, international trade and finance, greenhouse policy issues, global demographic change and the economic cost of pandemics.

24 June

Bob McMullan

Director, ANU Crawford Leadsership Forum
The Australian National University

Rory Medcalf

Head, National Security College
The Australian National University
Professor Medcalf is Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University. His professional background spans diplomacy, journalism, think tanks and intelligence analysis. He was Director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program from 2007 to 2015. He has worked as a senior strategic analyst with the Office of National Assessments, Canberra's peak intelligence analysis agency. His experience as an Australian diplomat included a posting to New Delhi, a secondment to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, truce monitoring after the civil conflict in Bougainville and policy development on Asian security institutions. He has contributed to three landmark reports on nuclear arms control and disarmament including the Canberra Commission and the Tokyo Forum. His earlier work in journalism was commended in Australia’s leading media awards, the Walkleys.
He has been active in developing Australia's relations with India, including as founding convener and co-chair of the Australia-India Roundtable, the leading informal policy dialogue between the two countries.

Daniel Moss

Columnist
Bloomberg Opinion
Daniel Moss is columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, covering Asian economies. Now based in Singapore, Moss returned to Asia in January after almost two decades in London, Washington and New York. Prior to joining the commentary team, he held a number of leadership roles at Bloomberg spanning economics, politics and markets.
He ran economics news during the global financial crisis, has testified to Congress and is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Television and podcasts. Dan’s first foray into Asia was as bureau chief in Kuala Lumpur from 1996 to 1998, spanning the last year of the boom and the first year of the crisis that followed. He is a graduate of the Australian National University and was a director of ANU Foundation USA from 2016 to 2019. Dan is a member of Asia Society (Chairman’s Circle), the Economic Club of New York and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.

Jane O'Dwyer

Vice-President, Engagement and Global Relations
The Australian National University
Jane is charged with leading innovative, strategic engagement activity that enhances the unique position and nature of ANU in Australia and overseas. As acting Head of the Global Engagement portfolio, the Vice-President directly oversees Strategic Communications & Public Affairs (SCAPA), International Strategy & Partnerships (ISP), Marketing & Recruitment Division, and the ANU liaison offices in China, Singapore and North America, as well as ANU and the Public Policy and Societal Impact Hub. Jane has 25 years of Australian and international experience stretching across politics, media, peak bodies and corporate affairs. She was the foundation Director of ANU Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, and foundation Director of the ANU North America Liaison Office. In Washington DC (2010 - 2012), she oversaw the implementation of the ANU North America Strategy, introduced programs to foster access to US funding, worked on building the US alumni community and helped establish the ANU (US) Foundation. Prior to joining ANU in 2004, she spent four years in Tokyo working in journalism and public diplomacy. She has previously worked in corporate affairs at the Australian Local Government Association and Sports Medicine Australia, and as a political adviser covering Trade, Regional Development and Resources and Energy portfolios. Jane holds a Master of Management (ANU), a Master of Journalism (Wollongong), and a Bachelor of Arts (Curtin), and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has been actively involved in the establishment of the Canberra Writers Festival, and is the Deputy Chair of the Board. She also sits on the Canberra Convention Bureau Board and the ANU National Security College Board.

24 June

Su-Lin Ong

Managing Director, Chief Economist & Head of Australian Research
RBC Capital Markets
Su-Lin Ong is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, Chief Economist & Head of Australian Research. She has led the Economics & Fixed Income Strategy team for AU/NZ since 2010 and her role expanded in 2015 to also include oversight and supervision of Australian equity research.
She is an Executive Member of The Australian Business Economists, sits on the NSW/ACT FINSIA Regional Council, is part of CEDA’s Economic Policy Committee, and joined the Women in Banking and Finance Board at the end of 2014. She is also a member of RBC’s Diversity Council, chairs its RWomen Committee and is actively involved in their mentoring and charity programs including Dress for Success & A Woman’s Place. Su-Lin regularly represents RBC at various industry, policy, and education forums. She holds a BEc from the University of Sydney, Post Graduate in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, is a Fellow, FINSIA, and scholarship recipient and recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

24 June

Martin Parkinson

Secretary
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Martin Parkinson commenced as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on 23 January 2016.
Prior to this Martin was a professional Non-Executive Director, serving on the boards of ORICA, O’Connell Street Associates, and the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. He also served as a member of the Policy Committee of the Grattan Institute and on the Australian Federal Police Future Directions Advisory Board
From March 2011 to December 2014, Martin served as Australia’s Secretary to the Treasury. Prior to this, he was the inaugural Secretary of the Department of Climate Change from its establishment in December 2007. Between 1997 and 2000 he worked at the International Monetary Fund on reform of the global financial architecture.
Martin is a member of the Male Champions of Change and has previously served as: a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia; Chair of the Board of the Australian Office of Financial Management; and as a member of Prime Minister Abbott’s Business Advisory Council and Prime Minister Gillard’s Australia’s Asian Century Strategic Advisory Board. He has also served as a member of the Board of Infrastructure Australia, the Council of Financial Regulators, the Board of Taxation, and the Board of the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation.
In 2008, Martin was awarded the Public Service Medal for his contribution to the development of economic policy. He is a life member of the Australian Business Economists, National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia, Fellow of the Australian National Institute of Public Policy, recipient of the ANZSOG Institute of Governance Public Sector Award for Excellence, and was awarded the Australian National University’s inaugural Alumnus of the Year in 2013.
Martin holds a Ph.D and a M.A. from Princeton University, a M.Ec from the Australian National University and a B.Ec (Hons 1) from the University of Adelaide. In May 2015, Martin was awarded the degree of Doctor of the University (honoris causa) by the University of Adelaide.

24 June

Michael Pezzullo

Secretary
Department of Home Affairs
Michael Pezzullo was appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Home Affiairs in 2017. Prior to this, Mr Pezzullo was Secretary of Immigration and Border Protection, and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
Mr Pezzullo first joined the Service as the Chief Operating Officer in July 2009. In that role, he was responsible for offshore maritime security, border-related intelligence, national security and law enforcement programmes, integrity and professional standards, and corporate operations. Prior to joining the Service, he was Deputy Secretary Strategy in the Department of Defence—a position to which he was appointed in January 2006.
Between February 2008 and May 2009 he led the Defence White Paper team and was also the principal author of the 2009 Defence White Paper.

25 June

Elizabeth Proust

Advisory Board Chairman
Bank of Melbourne
One of Melbourne’s leading business figures, Elizabeth Proust has held leadership roles in the private and public sectors in Australia for over 30 years.Elizabeth has an outstanding record in developing and leading organisations both locally and internationally. Prior to taking on roles as a non-executive director, Elizabeth spent eight years with the ANZ Group, including four years as Managing Director of Esanda. At ANZ itself, she held the positions of Managing Director, Metrobanking and Group General Manager, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Management Services. She was global head of HR at ANZ at a time when the bank was represented in some 43 countries.

24 June

Lyn Roberts

Acting CEO
VicHealth
Dr Lyn Roberts has extensive experience of working within health NGOs having spent over 25 years working at an Executive level in state, national and international capacities. She was CEO of the National Heart Foundation of Australia from 2001 to 2013. During this time Dr Roberts was elected to the Board of the World Heart Federation (2006 to 2012) also serving as its Vice-President from 2009 to 2010. She has considerable expertise in strategic public health policy development and implementation, working with a wide range of stakeholders. 
She has been a member of a number of expert advisory committees for the government and non-government sectors, and has widely presented at national and international conferences.
Dr Roberts has held a number of Board positions and has an excellent understanding of contemporary Board governance issues. Her previous roles include the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (board of directors 2010-2018) and a member of the Victorian Government Department of Justice and Regulation, Justice Health Ministerial Advisory Committee 2017-2018. Currently with Deakin University she is a member of the University Council, member of the Finance and Business Committee and a board member of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 1997, Dr Roberts was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community and to health. In June 2015 she was awarded an AO for distinguished service to community health through executive and governmental advisory roles.

25 June

Nicola Roxon

Chair
HESTA
The Honourable Nicola Roxon MP is the Chairman of industry super fund, HESTA, whose members work in the health and community sectors. Ms Roxon was in politics for 15 years and served as Health Minister and Attorney-General. For the last six years, Ms Roxon had built a portfolio of non-executive director roles including chairing the Cancer Council for 4 years.
Currently she is also Chair of Bupa, and a director of ASX listed companies Dexus and Lifestyle Communities.

24 June

Brendan Sargeant

Honorary Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia and Pacific Affairs
The Australian National University
Mr Sargeant has had wide experience in Defence and has held senior appointments including Deputy Head of the Defence Personnel Executive, Minister/Counsellor Defence Policy at Australian Embassy Washington, Deputy Director Intelligence at Defence Signals Directorate, Head of Strategic Policy Division and Deputy Secretary Strategy. In 2006, Mr Sargeant transferred to Centrelink and held a number of senior appointments, including General Manager, Information Technology, Planning and Project Coordination, and General Manager, Strategy and Capability. In January 2009, Mr Sargeant transferred to the position of First Assistant Secretary, Government and Defence Division, Budget Group, Department of Finance and Deregulation. Mr Sargeant was promoted to Deputy Secretary Strategy (Operations), Department of Defence in February 2010, and subsequently transferred to Deputy Secretary Strategic Reform and Governance for two years prior to taking up the Deputy Secretary Strategy role. He was then promoted to Associate Secretary in September 2013. In October 2015, Mr Sargeant completed the Advanced Management Program at Wharton’s Business School. Mr Sargeant has degrees in Political Science and English Literature.

25 June

Brian P. 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

Jill Sheppard

Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations
The Australian National University
Jill Sheppard's research focuses on why people participate in politics, what opinions they hold and why, and how both are shaped by political institutions and systems. Her current projects include studies of ethnic political participation in Australia, opinion formation and electoral behaviour, compulsory voting and its effects on voters, and social class in Australia. Recent papers on participation and voting have been published in Australia and internationally. Methodologically, her interests focus on sampling and fielding population-based surveys, questionnaire design, and respondent recruitment and retention. Jill is an investigator on Australia's contribution to the Asian Barometer and World Values Survey projects, and the Australian Election Study, as well as authoring the ANUpoll.

24 June

James Shipton

Chair
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
James has more than 20 years experience in regulation, financial markets, the law and academia – internationally and in Australia.
Most recently, he was the Executive Director of Harvard Law School's Program on International Financial Systems. Prior to that, James was an Executive Director and Commission member of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong, where he led the Intermediaries (Supervision & Licensing) Division.

24 June

Rebecca Skinner

Associate Secretary
Department of Defence
Rebecca was appointed as the acting Associate Secretary of Defence in October 2017 and confirmed in the role September 2018. She is responsible for Defence enterprise planning, performance and risk management, and the integration of all corporate enabling functions across the Department. Prior to this appointment, Rebecca was Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence from September 2016, where she was responsible for the Defence intelligence agencies, strategic, international and industry policy and contestability. This followed her promotion to Deputy Secretary Defence People in May 2014, responsible for ADF and civilian personnel policy, delivery of people shared services, the ADF recruitment and family programs, culture change and honours and awards.

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.

24 June

Ligang Song

Director
The China Economy Program, The Australian National University
Ligang Song is an Associate Professor in the Crawford School of Economics and Government, and Director of China Economy Program at The Australian National University.

His research interests include international economics, development economics and policy studies, and the Chinese economy.

His main publications include a monograph entitled 'Changing Global Comparative Advantage: Evidence from Asia and the Pacific', published by Addison-Wesley (1996), a co-authored book entitled 'Private Enterprise in China', published by Asia Pacific Press (2001), and a co-authored book entitled 'China’s Ownership Transformation: Process, Outcomes, Prospects', published by the World Bank (2005).

His recent publications include several co-authored journal articles: ‘China as a global manufacturing powerhouse: strategic considerations and structural adjustment’, published in China and World Economy, 18 (1), 2010: 1-32; ‘Will Chinese growth slow after the Lewis turning point?’ published in China Economic Journal, 3 (2), 2010: 211-221; ‘Urbanisation of migrant workers and expansion of domestic demand’, published in Social Sciences in China, 31 (3), 2010: 194-216; ‘Foreign direct investment and environmental pollution in China: a simultaneous equations estimation’, published in Environment and Development Economics, 16, 2010: 71-92.

His current projects include the ARC Linkage project on China’s rapid industrialisation and its increasing demand on mineral resources focusing on the transformation of China’s steel industry (a co-edited book to be published by Edward Elgar), and a co-authored monograph onChina’s Tests of Limits to Growth (to be published by Oxford University Press). 

He teaches graduate courses in development economics and the Chinese economy and supervises a number of PhD students in Crawford School. He has been involved in organising the annual China Update conferences at ANU since 1998 and co-editing the 'China Update' book series with ANU E Press since 2002 and jointly with Social Sciences Academy Press of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences since 2007.

24 June

Helen Sullivan

Director, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University
Professor Helen Sullivan is the Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. She has advised governments, and public, private and not-for-profit bodies at all levels from the local to the global. She has worked with a range of UK government departments as well as state and federal government in Australia.

24 June

Brooke Summers

Supply Chain Consultant
Cotton to Market Project
Brooke Summers oversees Cotton Australia’s supply chain marketing strategy. She has worked in strategic communication, marketing and community engagement for Australia’s agriculture sector for over 20 years including with Landcare Australia, the vegetable and rice industries and the Australian cotton industry, where she’s spent most of her time for over 15 years. Most recently Brooke has been responsible for the development and implementation of Cotton Australia’s Cotton to Market Strategy, a multi-stakeholder project to position Australian cotton in the world textile market.
A past Chair of the International Forum for Cotton Promotion, member of the Australian Cotton Conference Committee since 2012, current working group member of global initiative Cotton 2040 and a member of the Australian Cotton Sustainability Working Group, Brooke has a strong knowledge of cotton production, sustainability and supply chain marketing.
Brooke runs a strategic consultancy business, has a BA in Communication, a Churchill Fellowship in Urban Conservation and is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program.

24 June

Wayne Swan

Former National President
The Australian Labor Party
Wayne Swan is an Australian politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Labor Party from 2010 to 2013, and the Treasurer of Australia from 2007 to 2013. Swan was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1993 for Lilley in Queensland, although he lost this seat in 1996. He regained the seat in 1998 and has represented it since. Following the Labor victory in 2007, Swan was appointed Treasurer of Australia by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. On 24 June 2010, after Julia Gillard became Prime Minister, Swan was elected unopposed as her deputy and was subsequently sworn in as the Deputy Prime Minister. In 2011, Swan was named Finance Minister of the Year by Euromoney magazine, joining Paul Keating as the only Australian Treasurer to have been awarded that title. After Rudd successfully challenged Gillard for the leadership in June 2013, Swan resigned both of his positions, but remained in the Parliament. In June 2018, Swan was elected National President of the Labor Party

25 June

Marija Taflaga

Director
Centre for the Study of Australian Politics, The Australian National University
Marija Taflaga is a post-doctoral researcher at the Australian National University. She researches Australian politics in comparative context. Her research focus examines political parties’ relationship with parliament and the executive. Marija also undertakes research in Australian political history. Recently she has also began researching in the area of the career paths of political elites. Marija has undertaken research fellowships at the Australian Parliamentary Library and the Australian Museum of Democracy, Old Parliament House. She has also worked in the Australian Parliamentary Press Gallery as a researcher at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

25 June

Lenore Taylor

Editor
The Guardian Australia
Lenore Taylor is Guardian Australia's editor. She has won two Walkley awards and has twice won the Paul Lyneham award for excellence in press gallery journalism. She co-authored a book, Shitstorm, on the Rudd government's response to the global economic crisis

24 June

Veronica L. Taylor

Professor, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
The Australian National University
Veronica Taylor is a socio-legal scholar and Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University and an ANU Public Policy Fellow. Her major contribution to socio-legal studies centres on rule of law assistance as form of foreign policy and as an emergent field of professional practice. She examines (i) the rise of non-Western rule of law exporters; (ii) regulatory analysis of the rule of law industry; and (iii) empriical studies of the practice and professionalization of rule of law promotion and law and justice interventions. Veronica's current work draws on 30 years’ professional experience as a designer and implementer of legal reform for the Asia Foundation, the International Development Law Organization, USAID, the World Bank, and (the former) AusAID, in Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and the United States. The normative core of her work is how to transform legal networks and institutions in developing Asia in ways that are effective and just, while making powerful actors more accountable. Her parallel interest is the development of Asian legal systems, particularly Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Her earlier work includes empirical and comparative studies of contracts, compeititon and corporate governance in Japan. She has also written and consulted extensively on legal education reform and the regulation of the legal profession in Asia.

24 June

Ramesh Thakur

Emeritus Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University
Professor Ramesh Thakur is Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) in the Crawford School, The Australian National University and co-Convenor of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN). He was Vice Rector and Senior Vice Rector of the United Nations University (and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations) from 1998–2007. Educated in India and Canada, he was a Professor of International Relations at the University of Otago in New Zealand and Professor and Head of the Peace Research Centre at the Australian National University, during which time he was also a consultant/adviser to the Australian and New Zealand governments on arms control, disarmament and international security issues.

25 June

David Thodey

Chair
CSIRO
David Thodey is a global business leader focused on innovation, technology and telecommunications with more than 30 years of experience creating brand and shareholder value. He is the Chairman of JobsNSW as well as an Ambassador for business events in NSW. He is also the Chairman of the NSW Government’s Quantum Computing Fund Advisory Panel.

Mr Thodey is on the Advisory Boards of SquarePeg Capital and Unified Healthcare Group (UHG), is on the Investment Committee of Evans and Partners Global Disruption Fund, and is a non-executive Board director of Ramsay Health Care, a global hospital group.

He also had a successful career as CEO of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company and also CEO of IBM Australia and New Zealand.

24 June

Sue Thompson

Senior Lecturer
The Australian National University
Dr Sue Thompson has extensive experience in academia, government, the media and the non-government sector. In academia Dr Thompson has taught a range of history and politics courses at ANU and the University of Canberra. Her research specialisation examines the history of regional cooperation in Southeast Asia during the Cold War with a focus on foreign and defence policy influences in the post-war evolution of Southeast Asian regionalism.
Dr Thompson has conducted extensive fieldwork in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia and has recently published her second sole-authored book on this topic. Dr Thompson’s research has previously been awarded funding by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, the Eisenhower Presidential Library Foundation and the Gerald Ford Presidential Library Foundation, amongst others.

Peter Varghese

Chancellor
University of Queensland
Peter Varghese AO is Chancellor of The University of Queensland. Prior to this appointment, he served as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2012-2016). Previous senior appointments included 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). Mr Varghese was the author of a comprehensive India Economic Strategy to 2035 commissioned by the Australian Prime Minister and submitted in July 2018.
Mr Varghese was educated at The University of Queensland, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and a University Medal in history in 1978. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Queensland in 2013.

24 June

Michael Wesley

Dean, College of Asia and 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 previously worked at the University of New South Wales and Griffith University; was Assistant Director-General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments; and Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He is a Board Member of the Australia-China Council, the CEDA State Advisory Council for NSW/ACT; and the Australian Federal Police Commissioner's Advisory Board.

Sally Wheeler

Pro-Vice Chancellor for International Strategy
The Australian National University
Professor Sally Wheeler, OBE MRIA FAcSS FAAL is the Pro-Vice Chancellor for International Strategy and Dean of ANU College of Law. Prior to taking up these positions at ANU, Sally was a Professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at Queen's University Belfast. Sally was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Irish Academy in 2011 and 2013, respectively. She became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2018. Sally was the Head of the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast for several years where she also served as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS), Dean of Internationalisation (AHSS) and, in 2017, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise. In the 2017 New Years' Honours list, Sally was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in Northern Ireland.

23 June

Hugh White

Professor of Strategic Studies, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
The Australian National University
Hugh White AO is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. His work focuses primarily on Australian strategic and defence policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, and global strategic affairs especially as they influence Australia and the Asia-Pacific. He has served as an intelligence analyst with the Office of National Assessments, as a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, as a senior adviser on the staffs of Defence Minister Kim Beazley and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and as a senior official in the Department of Defence, where from 1995 to 2000 he was Deputy Secretary for Strategy and Intelligence, and as the first Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). In the 1970s he studied philosophy at Melbourne and Oxford Universities.

Career highlights

1985-1991 Senior Adviser to Defence Minister and Prime Minister; 1995-2000 Deputy Secretary for Strategy, Department of Defence; 2001-2004 Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

25 June

Claire Willette

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Defence Alliance - Victoria
Claire Willette is the CEO of Australian Defence Alliance – Victoria and a former senior management executive in the US Department of Defense for 18 years.
Claire arrived in Australia in 2013 as the US Secretary of Defense’s Exchange Officer to the Australian Secretary of Defence, during which time she advised Defence and private sector peak bodies on frameworks addressing challenges impacting Australia’s SME community in the pursuit of diversification and growth into domestic and global defence arenas.
She was embedded as Director, Strengthening Export Controls in the Strategic Policy, where she was responsible for public-private advocacy supporting the Defence Trade Controls Act of 2015, Australia’s introduction of controls on the export of intangible technology and data.
Claire serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Praemium, an ASX-listed company; sits on CSIRO’s Manufacturing Advisory Board; is a Senior Advisor to the International Standards Committee; and is an associate of the Australian Risk Policy Institute.

25 June

Danielle Wood

Director, Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program
Grattan Institute
Danielle has extensive experience in advising on economic policy issues. Her research and advocacy efforts focus on tax and budget policy, intergenerational inequality and competition policy. Previously, Danielle worked at the ACCC as the Principal Economist and Director of Merger Investigations, as a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission. Danielle has a Masters of Commerce (Hons) and a Masters in Competition Law (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide. She is the National and Victorian Chair of the Women in Economics Network. She sits on the Victorian and Central Council for the Economic Society of Australia.

Frank Yourn

Executive Director
Australia-Papua New Guinea Business Council, Australia-Fiji Business Council, Australia-Pacific Islands Business Council
Frank Yourn has been Executive Director of the Australia Fiji Business Council since 1998. Since 2000 he has also been concurrently Executive Director of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council, and since 2001 also Executive Director of the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council. The Business Councils are associations of Australian businesses with interests in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the other Pacific islands countries and economies. Previously he served in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where his service included overseas postings in Egypt, Japan, The Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, as well as assignments in Canberra and in the Department’s Victorian State Office.
Mr Yourn has more than 30 years’ experience living and working in the Pacific for the Australian government and for Australian business.
In 2017 Mr Yourn was the recipient of the Australian Institute for International Affairs Queensland Award for achievement in international affairs as a leading advocate for increased Australia-Pacific business links.

25 June

Clare Walsh

Deputy Secretary
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ms Clare Walsh is the Deputy Secretary for the Global Cooperation, Development and Partnerships Group with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Ms Walsh has a wide range of international and domestic policy experience from her 16 years working in the Australian Public Service. Prior to her current role, she was the Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Japan.
Ms Walsh led DFAT’s development work of the G20 throughout Australia’s Presidency in 2014. She was responsible for Australia’s engagement in international efforts to design the post-2015 development agenda and the related global discussions on development finance. She managed DFAT’s relationships with key multilateral organisations, including the Multilateral Development Banks and global health, education and environment funds as well as DFAT’s bilateral relationships with other donor countries. Ms Walsh also managed Australia’s strategic engagement with development focused non-government organisations and the Australian Volunteers for International Development program.
Ms Walsh was head of the International Division of the Department of Climate Change, and formerly held positions in the Department of Environment and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources.
Ms Walsh’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies, and a Master of Management

25 June

Program

ACLF 2019 150619 final - web.pdf Download Link

Framing papers

ACLF 2019 Framing papers final web.pdf Download Link

Bus schedule

2019 ACLF Bus schedule.pdf Download Link

Committee for Economic Development of Australia

CEDA – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia – is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation.
We identify policy issues that matter for Australia’s future and pursue solutions that deliver better economic, social and environmental outcomes for Australia.
CEDA's cross-sector membership spans every state and territory and includes more than 780 of Australia's leading businesses, community organisations, government departments and academic institutions.
What sets CEDA apart:
  • CEDA is not restricted by vested interests or political persuasion;
  • CEDA’s agenda is overseen and driven by a who’s who of Australia’s leaders from business, politics and academia;
  • CEDA focuses on driving debate and critical analysis of the most important topics of the day.
CEDA provides thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic and social issues affecting Australia. We achieve this through a rigorous and evidence-based research agenda, and forums and events that deliver lively debate and critical perspectives.
At the helm is CEDA Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento and National Chairman, Paul McClintock AO.
Our funding comes from membership fees, events, research grants and sponsorship.

NAB

Woolworths Group

We are on a mission to deliver the best in convenience, value and quality for our customers.

We employ 201,000 team members who serve over 29 million customers across our brands every week.
We are a trusted business partner to thousands of local farmers and manufacturers.

Gilbert + Tobin

Gilbert + Tobin is a leading Australian law firm, advising clients on their most significant corporate transactions, regulatory matters and disputes. We provide commercial and innovative legal solutions for ASX 100 leading companies, major infrastructure and services providers as well as government and public authorities across Australia and around the world.
An international leader in M&A, private equity, capital markets, competition and regulation and technology and digital, we work on complex issues that define and direct the market.
Established in 1988, Gilbert + Tobin employs more than 700 people. We have one of the highest proportions of female partners of any major Australian law firm and are acknowledged as a pioneer in providing pro bono services.

Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia is part of a very big family, the Virgin Group. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Group has become one of the most highly respected global brand names of the 21st century.
Since the establishment of its first company, Virgin Records, Virgin has created more than 300 branded companies worldwide, employing approximately 50,000 people, in 30 countries. These companies operate in sectors ranging from mobile telephony to transportation, travel, financial services, media, music and fitness and, of course, the soon to be launched space tourism operation, Virgin Galactic.
The Virgin Group believes in making a difference and stands for the principles of value for money, quality, innovation, fun and a sense of competitive challenge. It delivers a quality service by empowering its employees and facilitating and monitoring customer feedback to continually improve the customer's experience through innovation.
We share these values and are determined to become the airline of choice for corporate and leisure travellers alike.

PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwC is one of Australia's leading professional services firms, bringing the power of our global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. Having grown from a one-man Melbourne accountancy practice in 1874 to the worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, PwC Australia now employs more than 7,000 people.

Our people are energetic and inspirational and come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds, including arts, business, accounting, tax, economics, engineering, finance, health and law. From improving the structure of the Australian health system, to performing due diligence on some of Australia's largest deals, and working side-by-side with entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals, our teams bring a unique combination of knowledge and passion to address the challenges and opportunities that face our community.

JG Crawford Oration

04:00 PM 05:30 PM Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music

Speakers

Registration and opening reception

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

You are warmly invited to a reception to open the 2019 ANU Crawford Leadership Forum.
Meal

Gala Dinner

07:30 PM 09:00 PM Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia

Welcome to country will be given by Matilda House.

Gareth Evans will open the Forum dinner. 

You have been allocated to a table for the gala dinner, and are free to choose any seat at your table.

You can find your table allocation inside your name tag.

Speakers

The state of the world

08:00 PM 08:45 PM Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia

The rise of China, the extraordinary political developments in the USA & Europe and the challenges facing our region will be discussed by a panel of eminent experts as a background to the issues to be discussed over the following two days.

Speakers

Breakfast sessions

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

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

Agricultural workforce

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar room 7

The availability of agricultural labour both skilled and unskilled has constrained agricultural productivity in Australia since the earliest days of the colony.
We know that productivity increases markedly with access to reliable labour.

Speakers

Breakfast session

Future strategies for superannuation

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar room 8

Australia’s superannuation system has transformed retirement incomes and created a pool of funds for investment. But what are the next steps? Do we need to increase the contribution rate? How do we maintain trust in the management of contributions after the revelations at the Royal Commission?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Will we trust tomorrow's universities

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar room 9

Universities have a long and proud tradition. They have been seen as trusted sources of objective information and as custodians of open debate. In an era of alternative facts and culture wars will this trust survive? What are the consequences if it does not?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Myanmar: What do we need to know?

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Lennox room

The long awaited transition to civilian government in Myanmar seems to have been a disappointment. The particular focus of concern has been the Rohinga crisis. Is this a blot on an otherwise promising progress report or is it symptomatic of deeper problems? What are the prospects and how should Myanmar’s neighbours and friends, including Australia, be responding?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Sustainable global supply chains

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Griffin room

Supply chains, both domestic and international, have driven consumer benefit which we have all enjoyed. Supply chain management has also been an important part of business models.

But are current arrangements sustainable economically, environmentally or ethically?

Is there a role for government in regulating these issues?

Speakers

Plenary: Molonglo

Welcome

09:00 AM 09:10 AM Molonglo Theatre

Plenary: Molonglo

Trends in trust

09:10 AM 09:30 AM Molonglo Theatre

This session is designed to provide a background of global trends in trust as measured by the most prestigious international benchmarks.

Speakers

Plenary: Molonglo

State of the global economy

09:30 AM 11:00 AM Molonglo Theatre

The Global Financial Crisis left many people around the world wondering whether the current regulatory regimes are adequate to the task they have been set and undermined trust in banks and the prevailing orthodoxy. Are we are facing a serious prospect of another global economic crisis? Are our governments and central banks equipped to meet the challenges they will face?

Speakers

Meal

Morning tea

11:00 AM 11:30 AM Acton Foyer

Concurrent: Acton

Growth without inequality

11:30 AM 01:00 PM Acton Theatre

One of the supposed perceived drivers of mistrust of economic and political institutions has been the unequal distribution of the benefits and costs of economic growth. Are there options for distributing opportunities more fairly, and what impact would these have on economic growth?

Speakers

Concurrent: Barton

Global pressures and impact on South East Asia/South Asia

11:30 AM 01:00 PM Barton Theatre

The sharpening of US-China strategic competition, China’s strategic ambitions and economic policies, the prospect of a technology “Cold War” and some of the Asia policies of the Trump Administration all raise challenges for the region. This session will focus on how the two largest democracies, India and Indonesia, are likely to respond and also the implications for ASEAN.

Speakers

Meal

Small group lunches: The inside story

01:00 PM 02:30 PM Seminar rooms TBA

Join some of our distinguished speakers in an intimate chat about some of the issues that keep them awake at night under Chatham House Rule.
Plenary: Molonglo

Rebuilding trust in business

02:30 PM 04:00 PM Molonglo Theatre

Evidence suggests that for many industries and businesses the public has lost trust in their approach to customers, public interest and taxation. How can individual businesses or the business community as a whole reverse this trend? Or should they just get on with doing business as proficiently is possible?

Speakers

Meal

Afternoon tea

04:00 PM 04:30 PM Acton Foyer

Concurrent: Acton

Trust in the public sector

04:30 PM 06:00 PM Acton Theatre

Society is placing new and different pressures on the public service. Can we trust it to come forward with independent and rigorous policy recommendations for Ministers? Can we trust it to carry out the wishes of the elected government?

Speakers

Concurrent: Barton

Prospects for the Chinese economy

04:30 PM 06:00 PM Barton Theatre

Phenomenal Chinese growth has been a significant driver of economic growth globally and in Australia. Can we rely on this continuing? Is there a potential conflict between the centralisation of political power in President Xi Jinping, funding and the conditions necessary for sustained economic growth?

Speakers

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Meal

Forum dinner

06:30 PM 09:15 PM Great Hall, University House

Rebuilding trust in politics

08:00 PM 08:50 PM Great Hall, University House

All the evidence points to a very low level of trust in politicians and the major political parties. How new is this? Is it worse than previous times? Does it matter? The apparent new trend is a decline in support for democracy itself. Do members of Parliament have an opportunity to take steps to repair the damage?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Breakfast sessions

07:30 AM 08:45 AM

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

Nutrition: who cares enough and who can be trusted to feed the world in a sustainable and equitable way?

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar room 7

We live at a time when the world is experiencing under-nutrition and over-nutrition simultaneously. Can we resolve this by producing better food rather than more food? Does the answer lie in production, storage, distribution, marketing or all four? Will we have enough water to produce the quality and quantity of food where it is most needed?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Trust in science

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar room 8

The heated debate around climate change has challenged the idea that science and scientists can be trusted to provide objective information and advice. Can the trust in science survive in an era of alternative facts and conspiracy theories being given equal treatment to scientific findings?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Enhancing pacific investment - private sector perspectives

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Seminar room 9

Both the government and opposition are committed to increasing private investment from Australia in the Pacific Islands, in part through a Pacific Infrastructure Financing Facility, but is this the most effective and efficient strategy? Australia is also committed to enhancing people-to-people linkages with the region, what sort of linkages would benefit private sector investment? We have heard from the politicians, now we have the opportunity to gain insights from leading private sector experts. What is the best way forward? What has past experience taught us about the most effective ways to stimulate private sector investment in the region? If there is a role for government, what is it?

Speakers

Breakfast session

Trust in the bush

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Lennox room

In this session we explore how diverse country communities across Australia are faring when it comes to trust in government, political leaders and corporations. Our discussion will go beyond the usual portrayals of rural people as either rednecks or ‘salt of the earth’ characters so prevalent in the media. Instead we will unpack the complex and changing perspectives of rural and regional people in Australia, which are as diverse as the landscapes and localities in which they live. Some communities are distrustful of government processes as they face growing water insecurity and the negative effects of water marketisation. Others want government to do more to boost job security and the economic viability of their towns and centres. Trust towards corporations in the bush is also fragile depending on place; some communities welcome the prospects that private investment might bring, for example, in the form of mining, tourism or renewables development, while others want land to remain with local people for food production conservation. These divergent and often locally-driven concerns makes politics in the bush increasingly unpredictable. In many rural and regional electorates around Australia we witness previously ‘rusted on’ voters testing new options to improve political representation and local services. This session will unpack the broader implications of these changing and divergent political preferences expressed across country Australia.

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Breakfast session

The crumbling nuclear arms control architecture

07:30 AM 08:45 AM Griffin room

In 2017, alarmed at growing nuclear risks and threats and exasperated at the glacially slow pace of progress towards nuclear disarmament under the NPT framework, two-thirds of UN member states voted to adopt a Nuclear Ban Treaty as an alternative normative framework. But the one-third dissident group includes all nine countries that have the bomb and the NATO and Pacific US allies who describe the Ban Treaty as a threat to the existing NPT that, along with nuclear deterrence, has underpinned nuclear peace. In 2018, the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, 2015) that had mothballed Iran’s nuclear-weapon program. In 2019, the US and Russia suspended the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF, 1987) and announced plans to invest in new ground-based missiles. In 2021, New START will expire unless renewed, leaving the world without any nuclear arms control agreement to regulate US and Russian arsenals that make up over 90 per cent of global nuclear stockpiles.
What does all this mean for the world in general, and for the Asia–Pacific more specifically?

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Plenary: Molonglo

Rebuilding trust in global institutions and norms

09:00 AM 10:30 AM Molonglo Theatre

The liberal democratic order appears to be under stress. Its long-term guardian the US, has turned its back on the institutions and norms which have been the basis of international stability for more than 70 years. Other countries and regions are also facing challenges to the basic institutions and norms of liberal internationalism. What steps need to be taken to redress this erosion of trust? Is there a role for Australia?

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Meal

Morning tea

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Acton Foyer

Concurrent: Acton

Falling levels of trust in the media

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Acton Theatre

In the age of digital disruption what is the capacity of traditional newsrooms after several rounds of journalism job losses, to tell us about the things that matter? How much news do we get from digital media and how real is the ‘echo chamber’ effect? Democracies require trusted information to ensure the confidence of voters, but recent studies show trust in media is falling in developed democracies, including Australia. Falling confidence is attributed to fake news and, following Donald Trump’s example, by politicians using ‘fake news’ to delegitimise the mainstream media. But, what other factors affect public confidence in the news media? Does political partisanship play a role in how trusting the public is of the daily news cycle? Is investigative reporting an example of news that we can have confidence in? What if that watchdog reporting is the work of Al Jazeera, a global media company sponsored by the Emir of Qatar that shines a light on the American gun lobby and its links to Australia’s far right political party One-Nation? How do we decide fact from fiction? What is the responsibility of social media companies to police false news? Following the Christchurch massacre, the spotlight has fallen on what responsibility the technology companies should and do have to protect the public from hate speech and harmful content? What is the role of the federal government in cleaning up the internet? These questions and more will be debated by the expert media panel at the ANU Crawford Leadership forum.

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A framework for Trust M Brownlow pdf version.pdf Download Link
Concurrent: Barton

Defence spending for self-reliance

11:00 AM 12:30 PM Barton Theatre

Self-reliance has been a staple of discussion about Australia’s defence Future. But what are the implications? How much should we be spending? And on what? How important is the local defence industry capability? How much should we be prepared to pay for it?

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Meal

Mass surveillance by the state? - Security, liberty and public trust

12:30 PM 02:00 PM Canberry & Springbank

This session will be under Chatham House Rule.

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Plenary: Molonglo

What does the election tell us about Australia?

02:00 PM 02:45 PM Molonglo Theatre

How do the two main parties propose to tackle some of the issues discussed over the course of the past two days?

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Plenary: Molonglo

Final plenary

02:45 PM 04:00 PM Molonglo Theatre

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

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ACLF and Future Shapers networking event

04:15 PM 05:15 PM Molonglo Foyer