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  • “No living American has seen anything like what is happening to the Republican Party this year”, James Fallows wrote recently on his blog. Fallows, one of America’s most distinguished journalists, is coming to Sydney to discuss the upcoming presidential poll. Join us at the Lowy Institute to hear...
    Wednesday, 4 May 2016 -
    12:45pm to 1:45pm
  • In this presidential election year, America may look like it is tearing itself apart. But what if the national and international conversation is ignoring a locally driven American revival? Join us to hear James Fallows discuss his March 2016 cover story for The Atlantic. Jim challenges the...
    Monday, 9 May 2016 -
    6:15pm to 7:15pm
  • The biggest challenges of the 21st century are global in nature: climate change, tax avoidance, water scarcity, inequality, conflict and the displacement of people. Australia’s contribution to addressing these challenges should involve twinned strategies. Firstly, looking inwards to strengthen our...
    Tuesday, 17 May 2016 -
    12:45pm to 1:45pm
  • On 23 June, the UK will undertake a historic second referendum on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union. The polls imply the public are evenly divided. The ruling Conservative Party is split once again, while the referendum debate is opening new schisms across British politics...
    Thursday, 19 May 2016 -
    12:45pm to 1:45pm
  • International Economy Program Director Dr Leon Berkelmans will host Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, for an in-conversation event. Dr Berkelmans and Mr Wolf will discuss the challenges the world economy faces, including the Chinese slowdown, Brexit, and inequality...
    Thursday, 19 May 2016 -
    6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Rates of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea are among the highest in the world, with 70% of women experiencing some degree of physical or sexual assault in their lifetime. Children are also significantly affected. While much is said about the levels of violence, less is heard about...
    Friday, 20 May 2016 -
    12:45pm to 1:45pm
  • In 2013, Chinese president Xi Jinping put forward the proposal to boost Eurasian economic integration and infrastructure building through its ambitious “Silk Road Economic Belt” and “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” initiatives. It is widely regarded as President Xi’s signature economic as well as...
    Monday, 30 May 2016 -
    12:45pm to 1:45pm