Dave Sharma

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Dave Sharma was a federal member of parliament for the seat of Wentworth from 2019 to 2022 and served as Australia’s Ambassador to Israel from 2013 to 2017.

As a career diplomat prior to entering parliament, he was also posted to Washington DC and Port Moresby, served as a peacekeeper with the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville, and headed the international division within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Dave studied at the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with first-class honours in Law. He also has a Master of Arts from Cambridge and a Master of Arts (International Relations) from Deakin University.

He publishes a weekly newsletter on Substack, Global Insights.

A step-up for China’s involvement in the Middle East
A step-up for China’s involvement in the Middle East
Beijing will not soon supplant Washington as a dominant security partner ­– but the Arab world sees a chance for leverage.
After West Jerusalem shift, will Labor also turn on Israel at the UN?
After West Jerusalem shift, will Labor also turn on Israel at the UN?
Far from advancing the cause of peace, the government risks separating Australia’s position from its closest friends.
A diplomatic step-up to match our military step-up
A diplomatic step-up to match our military step-up
We need to strengthen the arm of Australian diplomacy just as much as we need to strengthen the military.
COVIDcast Episode 11: Dave Sharma MP on COVID-19 and Pacific relations
COVIDcast Episode 11: Dave Sharma MP on COVID-19 and Pacific relations
The latest episode in a podcast to discuss the implications of coronavirus for Australia, the region, and the world.
COVIDcast Episode 11: Dave Sharma MP on COVID and Australia’s Pacific Relationship
Podcasts
COVIDcast Episode 11: Dave Sharma MP on COVID and Australia’s Pacific Relationship
In Episode 11, Jonathan Pryke, Director of the Pacific Islands Program sits down with Dave Sharma, Liberal member for the federal seat of Wentworth, NSW, to discuss strengthening…
Risk and reward in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Risk and reward in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Donald Trump’s unconventional approaches may be just what are needed.
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