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Good international citizenship

On Wednesday 14 March 2007, in the latest lecture in our Distinguished Speaker Series, the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Robert McClelland MP, spoke on the topic: 'Good international citizen


At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 7 March 2007, Bill Bowtell, the Director of the Institute’s HIV/AIDS Project,  explained how and why the HIV/AIDS pandemic developed, the severe regional consequences

The East Timor crisis

On 28th June at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Mike Smith, the CEO of AUSTCARE, discussed the prospects for peace and stability in East Timor.


The Turkish Ambassador spoke about the challenges facing Turkey as it attempts to deal with the competing imperatives of a country that sits at Europe’s geographic, cultural and ideological crossro

World wide webs: publication launch

On 18 February 2008 the Lowy Institute launched a new Paper by Dr Michael Fullilove, entitled 'World wide webs: Diasporas and the international system'. 

A long hot summer

On 28 March 2007 at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Daoud Yaqub spoke on the topic: 'A long hot summer ahead for Afghanistan'.

Lowy Lecture with Dame Carol Kidu

PNG’s voters go to the polls in June to elect a new national government. It is hoped that these elections will bring to a close a particularly tense and volatile chapter in PNG’s history.

2012 Lowy Institute Poll Launch

The eighth annual Lowy Institute Poll reports the results of a nationally representative opinion survey of 1,005 Australian adults conducted in Australia between 26 March and 10 April 2012 using mo

Private Navies, public issues

In response to more widespread Somali piracy attacks and soaring crew ransoms, shipping companies are turning to private military security companies to provide both armed guards and armed patrol bo

2012 Lowy Institute Outlook Video

In this short video, Executive Director Michael Wesley discusses the current foreign policy challenges shaping the world today and the Lowy Institute's research themes for 2012 - 

Australia diplomatic deficit

The Lowy Institute Blue Ribbon Panel Report, 'Australia’s diplomatic deficit: reinvesting in our instruments of international policy', is the first major public review of Australia’s diplomatic net

Nuclear disarmament

The global threat from nuclear weapons is growing, yet so too is a new international push for nuclear disarmament.

Pacific regional challenges

On 7 November 2008, as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, the Lowy Institute hosted The Grand Chief, Rt. Hon Sir Michael Somare GCMG CH, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.

Setting Australia trade policy

On 31 October, the Lowy Institute hosted an election debate between the Trade Minister, the Hon. Warren Truss, and the Shadow Trade Minister, the Hon. Simon Crean.

2006 Lowy Lecture

The annual Lowy Lecture on Australia in the World is the highlight on our events calendar.