The Lowy Institute provides one of the best stages from which to speak to Australia and the world. Over the past decade we have hosted Australian prime ministers, global media proprietors, leading intellectuals and writers, and the most influential world leaders of our generation. Below is a collection of some of the Lowy Institute's most memorable events.
Chair of the ABC
Ita Buttrose spoke about international broadcasting and the ABC's role in the Indo-Pacific.
19 October 2019
Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Mr Rutte spoke about the future of the global rules-based order, and took questions from the audience.
8 October 2019
Prime Minister of Australia
Prime Minister Morrison's address was titled 'In Our Interest', and was followed by a Q&A session with Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove.
3 October 2019
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
Penny Wong lays out the Labor Party’s foreign policy agenda in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election.
1 May 2019
Mr Stoltenberg spoke to the Lowy Institute about great-power competition, terrorism and cyber security. The speech was followed by a Q&A session with Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove.
7 August 2018
Director-General of the Australian Signals Directorate
Mr Burgess addressed cyber security. His speech was followed by an audience Q&A session moderated by Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove.
27 March 2019
International Women's Day
To mark International Women’s Day in 2019, the Lowy Institute in partnership with Telstra hosted a panel discussion on the impact of authoritarian regimes on women.
7 March 2019
The New Yorker
Susan Glasser, Washington columnist for The New Yorker, spoke about reporting on Trump's Washington. The speech was followed by audience Q&A which also featured New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.
24 Nov 2018
Sir Frank Lowy
Lowy Institute Chairman
Sir Frank Lowy spoke about Australian immigration and nation-building.
13 Sep 2018
New York Times columnist
Bret Stephens on 'The Dying Art of Disagreement.'
23 Sep 2017
UK Foreign Secretary
Mr Johnson spoke about Brexit and the UK's relationship with Australia. The speech was followed by a Q&A session with Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove.
27 July 2017
National Security Adviser to Vice-President Biden
Sullivan spoke on US foreign policy in the Asia Pacific in the age of Donald Trump.
13 Jun 2017
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Mr Keating spoke with former Lowy Institute Executive Director Allan Gyngell about Australia’s place in Asia.
26 April 2017
Vice President of the United States
Vice President Biden addressed the Lowy Institute and the United States Studies Centre on the Australia-US relationship.
22 July 2016
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Petraeus spoke on 'A new grand strategy for (Greater) Asia'. The speech was followed by a Q&A session with Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove.
7 Sep 2015
Chancellor of Germany
Chancellor Merkel's speech broke news for her blunt language on Russia. The Q&A session with Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove begins at 32:29.
18 Nov 2014
Minister for Communications
Mr Turnbull spoke on the importance of foreign correspondents and coverage of world events.
12 Aug 2014
News Corporation Founder
Mr Murdoch spoke on Australian competitiveness in the 21st century. The speech was followed by a Q&A session with Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove.
5 Nov 2013
Prime Minister of Australia
This lecture marked the launch of the Gillard Government’s Australia in the Asian Century White Paper.
25 Nov 2012
Director-General, Australian Secret Intelligence Service
The first ever public address by a Director-General of ASIS. A rare insight into this secretive service (ASIS) in the organisation’s 60-year history
19 July 2012
Editor, Financial Times
Barber examined the implications of Asia's rise and offered some prescriptions for accommodating rising Asian powers.
17 Nov 2011