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About the Lowy Institute

The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. Ranked as Australia's leading think tank, it provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on the international trends shaping Australia and the world.

The Lowy Institute hosts speeches by leading national and international figures and holds conferences to discuss key global issues. It aims to deepen the international policy debate in Australia and to give Australia a greater voice on the international stage.


RESEARCH PROGRAMS: Distinctive research programs and publications with independent perspectives on Australian foreign policy options and ‘on the ground’ expertise for nations interacting with the Asia Pacific region.

EVENTS AND FORUMS: The Institute hosts national and international experts, leaders and policy advisers in politics, business, the media, other research institutions and the public to discuss ideas in an informal and stimulating environment.

LOWY ONLINE: Ranked in the top 30 think tanks worldwide for the best use of the internet or social media, the Institute is also home to the influential magazine ‘The Interpreter’.

COLLABORATIONS: The Institute has close relationships with leading international think tanks and foundations to support our research and policy ideas. Our expanding networks in Australia and internationally help support the delivery of an Asia-Pacific perspective on global issues.

PARTNERSHIPS: As an independent think tank the Lowy Institute relies on a diverse funding base. The Institute’s work is supported by sponsorships and grants from leading Australian and international companies; foundations and Australian and international government agencies; subscriptions and ticket sales for events, and philanthropic donations from private individuals.

The Institute was founded in April 2003 by Mr Frank Lowy AC, one of Australia’s leading businessmen. He continues to provide financial support to the Institute.

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