Natasha Kassam

Director, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program
Natasha Kassam
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Natasha Kassam is Director of the Lowy Institute’s Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program, directing the annual Lowy Institute Poll and researching China’s politics, Taiwan, and Australia-China relations. She is also a Fellow of the ANU National Security College’s Futures Council for 2020-21 and a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Melbourne’s Asian Law Centre. Natasha is a regular contributor to Australian and international media outlets including CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC and The New York Times. Prior to joining the Lowy Institute, Natasha was an Australian diplomat in China and Solomon Islands. She was a part of the drafting team for the Australian government’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and a Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Sydney and speaks Mandarin.

Can Covid-19 response be a model for climate action?
Can Covid-19 response be a model for climate action?
Mass behaviour change, policies guided by science, acting for the greater good: just what the climate crisis needs.
Wuhan lab claims: Is Australia questioning China? Or the US? Both?
Wuhan lab claims: Is Australia questioning China? Or the US? Both?
Leaked claims, supposed intelligence dossiers, angry outbursts. Lowy experts look to make sense of a Covid controversy.
Commentary
How Is the Coronavirus Outbreak Affecting China’s Relations with Its Asian Neighbors?
Originally published in ChinaFile and Foreign Policy.
COVIDcast Episode 8: Covid-19 and the World Health Organisation
COVIDcast Episode 8: Covid-19 and the World Health Organisation
The latest episode in a podcast to discuss the implications of coronavirus for Australia, the region, and the world.
COVIDcast Episode 8: COVID-19 and the World Health Organization
Podcasts
COVIDcast Episode 8: COVID-19 and the World Health Organization
COVIDcast is a Lowy Institute pop-up podcast for anyone interested in understanding the effect of coronavirus on global politics. In Episode 8, Natasha Kassam, the Institute's…
Analyses
The World After COVID
How will the COVID-19 pandemic change the world? Lowy Institute experts provide their analysis.
The World After COVID‑19
Interactives
The World After COVID‑19
  How will the coronavirus pandemic change the world? Lowy Institute experts provide their analysis.
Disinformation and coronavirus
Disinformation and coronavirus
The dilution of information on the internet is currently posing a risk to global health and safety.
Commentary
China is rewriting coronavirus history and nobody will stop it
In an opinion piece published in the Nikkei Asian Review, Natasha Kassam argues that China has leapt on the opportunity to shape the global narrative about its response to…
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