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  • In this thought-provoking lecture, Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice-Principal and Professor of War Studies at King's College, will explore the role of historical analogies in foreign policymaking. He will also examine the importance of understanding the origins of contemporary events and the meaning of...
    Wednesday, 27 July 2016 -
    12:45pm to 1:45pm
  • In recent years China has been increasingly assertive, especially in its own Asia-Pacific neighbourhood. Join RAND Corporation senior political scientist Dr Andrew Scobell as he explores the questions - What is China seeking and where does Australia fit in this search? Dr Andrew Scobell is a senior...
    Tuesday, 2 August 2016 -
    12:45pm to 1:45pm
  • The Global Infrastructure Hub was one of the key outcomes from the Brisbane G20 Summit and is Australia’s first opportunity to host a multilateral institution. On 3 August 2016 please join us for a conversation between Global Infrastructure Hub CEO Chris Heathcote and Tristram Sainsbury, Research...
    Wednesday, 3 August 2016 -
    12:45pm to 1:45pm
  • Australian strategist, writer and international lawyer James Cockayne, uncovers the hidden history of cooperation and competition between states, organised crime and business in New York, the Caribbean, Italy, Central America and West Africa, and discusses the implications for contemporary strategy.
    Wednesday, 10 August 2016 -
    12:45pm to 1:45pm
  • Central banks have engaged in expansionary policy for many years now, yet inflation remains low. Why has this happened? Is monetary policy now ineffective, and if so, can anything be done to get inflation up again? Join a panel discussion with Reserve Bank of Australia Board member and Lowy...
    Monday, 15 August 2016 -
    6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • David Ignatius, one of America’s most distinguished foreign-policy writers, is coming to Sydney to discuss a global order that is in a state of transition, in some cases turmoil. David’s recent Washington Post columns have focused on the North Korea threat, the dangers of a Trump presidency for...
    Tuesday, 16 August 2016 -
    6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • While the global order goes through a historic transition and some regions of the globe are in turmoil, the world’s most powerful nation engages in its most bitter and divisive election campaign in living memory. Join Washington Post columnist David Ignatius for a wide-ranging conversation on the...
    Thursday, 18 August 2016 -
    6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • “A Trump presidency could open the way for China’s strategic dominance in Asia and elsewhere”, David Ignatius wrote recently in his Washington Post column. Ignatius, one of America’s most distinguished foreign-policy writers, is coming to Melbourne to discuss the upcoming presidential poll, and...
    Monday, 22 August 2016 -
    6:15pm to 7:15pm