Tuesday 15 Jun 2021 | 05:39 | SYDNEY
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In line with easing government regulations relating to COVID-19, the Lowy Institute is running a reduced schedule of in-person events. The Institute continues to host online events at The Long-Distance Lowy Institute. This program includes livestreams and other digital content.

You can view all our live-streamed events on our multimedia page or listen to the audio on Soundcloud.

The Lowy Institute has also launched two new podcasts. Lowy Institute Conversations is a fortnightly podcast in which Institute experts and some of the world’s leading thinkers discuss international affairs, foreign policy and geopolitics. The Director’s Chair is a fortnightly series in which Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove interviews political leaders and commentators in Australia and abroad. All episodes can be found on our podcasts page.

Upcoming Events
16/Jun Wednesday
Location: Sydney

Climate change and Australia: The politics, the public and the policy

Join us for a conversation about Australia’s climate change debate. How did we get here? What does the public think? And how will Australia be placed in the lead-up to COP26 in Glasgow? Natasha Kassam, Director of the Institute’s Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program and author of
Location: Sydney
Start: 18:00 - End: 19:00
18/Jun Friday
Location: Sydney

In conversation with Ted Hui, the Hong Kong legislator-in-exile

Join us for a conversation with Ted Hui, the pro-democracy politician who made the tough call to abandon Hong Kong and seek refuge in Australia. How did the crackdown on the city’s democratic freedoms affect him and his family? What happens to Hong Kong now? How will he fight for his city’s
Location: Sydney
Start: 12:45 - End: 13:45
22/Jun Tuesday
Location: Zoom event

Lowy Institute Live: In Conversation with Lawrence Wright

Registration is essential. Please register here to receive your personal confirmation link. Join us for this conversation with one of the foremost chroniclers of American life. Author Lawrence Wright will discuss his new book, The Plague Year, which tells the story of Covid-19 on a global
Location: Zoom event
Start: 17:00 - End: 18:00
24/Jun Thursday
Location: Barton

Lowy Institute Poll 2021: Understanding Australian attitudes to the world

Join us for the Canberra launch of the 2021 Lowy Institute Poll. What do Australians think about the world in 2021? What are the implications of the public’s views for Australia’s foreign policy? This wide-ranging panel discussion between Lowy Institute experts will cover relations with China,
Location: Barton
Start: 18:00 - End: 19:15

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