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Georgina Downer

Georgina Downer is the Principal of Tenjin Consulting and an Research Fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs. She holds a Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and is a former diplomat and lawyer. Georgina worked for several years as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo before establishing Asialink Diplomacy at the University of Melbourne in 2015. She regularly appears on television, radio and in print as a commentator on Australian politics and foreign policy. She is a member of the Victorian Liberal Party's Administrative Committee.

Articles by Georgina Downer (3)

  • Foreign policy fault lines

    It’s trite but true to say that all politics is local. Foreign policy rarely gets a look in at election time in Australia. Moreover, the conventional view is that the divisions between the two major parties on foreign policy questions are narrow enough to make little difference at the ballot box. But Greens Leader Richard Di Natale’s speech to the Lowy Institute earlier this month struck a very different note.