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Lowy Institute Live: Pacific aid in the time of Covid

On October 8 2020, the Lowy Institute releases the third iteration of its Pacific Aid Map, an analytical tool that collates and analyses data on all aid projects in the Pacific. The Institute held a live online event with regional experts and development partners about how the COVID-19 crisis is playing out in the Pacific. The panel consisted of Audrey Aumua, Deputy Director-General at the Pacific Community; Charlotte Blundell, Assistant Secretary for the Pacific Partnerships & Human Development Branch, DFAT; Alexandre Dayant, research lead of the Lowy Institute's Pacific Aid Map; Michel Kerf, World Bank Country Director for Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands; and moderator Jonathan Pryke, Director of the Lowy Institute Pacific Islands Program.

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Lowy Institute Live: Pacific aid in the time of Covid
Lowy Institute Live: Pacific aid in the time of Covid

On October 8 2020, the Lowy Institute releases the third iteration of its Pacific Aid Map, an analytical tool that collates and analyses data on all aid projects in the Pacific. The Institute held a live online event with regional experts and development partners about how the COVID-19 crisis is playing out in the Pacific. The panel consisted of Audrey Aumua, Deputy Director-General at the Pacific Community; Charlotte Blundell, Assistant Secretary for the Pacific Partnerships & Human Development Branch, DFAT; Alexandre Dayant, research lead of the Lowy Institute's Pacific Aid Map; Michel Kerf, World Bank Country Director for Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands; and moderator Jonathan Pryke, Director of the Lowy Institute Pacific Islands Program.

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15 June 2022
Coming undone – Australia and China's fractured ties
Coming undone – Australia and China's fractured ties

Australia's relations with China seem to be reaching new lows each week, with a proliferation of disputes over everything from trade to the media to COVID-19 to universities. On Thursday 24 September, the Lowy Institute hosted a live online event featuring the ABC's Bill Birtles and the Australian Financial Review's Michael Smith, both recently advised by the Australian government to leave China, along with Kirsty Needham, formerly of the Sydney Morning Herald and now with Reuters, for a discussion of the bilateral relationship. The discussion was moderated by the Lowy Institute's Senior Fellow for North Asia, Richard McGregor.

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15 June 2022
Lowy Institute Paper launch: In conversation with Ben Bland and Dr Michael Fullilove
Lowy Institute Paper launch: In conversation with Ben Bland and Dr Michael Fullilove

On Monday 7 September, the Lowy Institute launched the latest Lowy Institute Paper published by Penguin Random House Australia, Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia, the first English-language biography of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. 

Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove spoke with author Ben Bland about what makes the president tick, his struggle to implement reform and tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and why outsiders keep getting Jokowi – and Indonesia – wrong.

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15 June 2022
Ambassador Samantha Power on US foreign policy in 2020
Ambassador Samantha Power on US foreign policy in 2020

On Friday 28 August, the Lowy Institute’s Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove hosted an in conversation event via live video stream with Ambassador Samantha Power, one of America’s leading foreign-policy voices, both as a scholar and a Cabinet member in the Obama administration. Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove spoke with Power about US foreign policy under President Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden’s worldview, the global implications of the coronavirus pandemic and the future of the US-China relationship.

15 June 2022
In conversation with UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash
In conversation with UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash

On Thursday 6 August, Dr Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, joined Dr Rodger Shanahan, Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute, for an in conversation event.

The United Arab Emirates has built an increasingly high profile in regional affairs in recent years. Long known for its resource riches and welcoming attitude towards Western expatriates, it has developed and diversified its domestic economy at great speed, and deployed its armed forces on operations in Afghanistan, Yemen and in support of the anti–Islamic State coalition. It also has strong links with Australia, hosting the largest overseas concentration of ADF assets, as well as nearly 20,000 Australian expats, three Australian universities and two Australian international high schools. It is Australia’s main trading partner in the Middle East; more than 300 Australian companies operate there, and the UAE invests more than $11 billion in Australia.

 

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15 June 2022
Jeffrey Goldberg on America’s presidential election and the coronavirus pandemic
Jeffrey Goldberg on America’s presidential election and the coronavirus pandemic

On Wednesday 22 July, the Lowy Institute hosted an in-conversation event with Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove and Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic. They discussed the extraordinary presidential election year, the global implications of the coronavirus pandemic, and America’s looming cold war with China.

15 June 2022
China's economy after COVID
China's economy after COVID

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, China is facing a sustained economic downturn for the first time in decades, a development with profound implications not just for Australia, but for global growth. On Wednesday 15 July, the Lowy Institute's Richard McGregor hosted a discussion with three eminent Chinese economists: Xu Xiaonian of the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, Huang Yiping of Peking University and Wang Jiao of the University of Melbourne. They discussed the prospects for China’s economy and the debate inside the government on possible stimulus measures.

15 June 2022
Aus-PNG Network Live: What next in the PNG-Australia relationship?
Aus-PNG Network Live: What next in the PNG-Australia relationship?

So close, but so far apart: only a few kilometres separate Papua New Guinea and Australia at the Torres Strait – but the coronavirus pandemic has made that close geography seem a world away. Travel between the two countries requires a substantial amount of time in quarantine and that has put business, tourism, education and the diplomatic relationship under pressure. While Australia is dealing with a pandemic flare-up, PNG tentatively hopes it has escaped the worst from the virus for now. Minds are now turning to what happens next: when relations can return to normal, what will have changed in the PNG-Australia relationship? What should be the priorities for two countries that share geography, history and economic interests? On Wednesday 15 July, Lowy Institute Non-Resident Fellow Annmaree O’Keeffe hosted a discussion with former Papua New Guinea High Commissioner to Australia Sir Charles Lepani and former Australian High Commissioner to PNG Ian Kemish.

15 June 2022
Lowy Poll 2020 and Australians' changing attitudes to the world featuring Peter Hartcher
Lowy Poll 2020 and Australians' changing attitudes to the world featuring Peter Hartcher

On Wednesday 8 July, the Lowy Institute hosted an event discussing the findings of the recent Lowy Institute Annual Poll. The discussion was chaired by Alex Oliver, Director of Research, Natasha Kassam, Research Fellow in the Diplomacy and Public Opinion Program and Peter Hartcher, Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow and International Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. Topics covered included: how Australians' attitudes to the world and international relations are changing, important shifts in views of the United States, China and their respective leaders, and critical policy issues such as climate change, global cooperation, and the role of intelligence agencies.

15 June 2022