Dr Michael Fullilove

Executive Director
Lowy Institute for International Policy
Areas of Expertise
Australian foreign policy; US foreign policy; US politics; diasporas and migration
Related Programs/Projects

Dr Michael Fullilove is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

He has been associated with the Lowy Institute since its establishment. He wrote the feasibility study for the Institute in 2002 and served as the Director of its Global Issues Program from 2003 to 2012. He has also worked as a Visiting Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, an adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating, and a lawyer. He remains a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings.

Dr Fullilove writes widely on Australian foreign policy, US foreign policy and global issues in publications including The New York Times, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest and Foreign Affairs, as well as the Australian press. He is a sought-after media commentator and speaker in Australia and abroad, appearing on programs such as Radio National Breakfast, Lateline and the Charlie Rose Show. He graduated in arts and law from the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, with dual university medals. He also studied as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he took a master's degree and a doctorate in international relations.

Dr Fullilove's first book, 'Men and Women of Australia!' Our Greatest Modern Speeches, was published by Vintage. He is the co-editor, with Anthony Bubalo, of Reports from a Turbulent Decade (Viking), an anthology of the Lowy Institute's best work. His new book, Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World, was published in Australia and the United States in 2013 by Penguin.