Australia's Place in the World: A Public Lecture with Dr Michael Wesley, Executive Director, Lowy Institute
Australia's place in the world is less controversial today than it was 20 years ago. But our complacency about our role in the world is quietly being undercut by important changes in Australians' sense of themselves and the tectonic shifts of the world around us. Dr. Michael Wesley draws on opinion polling data, trade and investment flows, and geostrategic trends to argue that Australia is about to embark on a new phase of debate about its place in the world. He sketches out the contours of this emerging debate and why it is so important to our national future.
Dr. Michael Wesley is the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy. Previously he was Professor of International Relations and Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. Prior to this, he was the Assistant Director-General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments, and a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of New South Wales.
Doors Open 5:30 pm, commencement at 6:00 pm