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From global leaders and Lowy experts

New media and world politics

Sam Roggeveen, editor of the Lowy Institute's influential political commentary site, The Interpreter,, spoke in Melbourne on 4 November on new media and world politics.As a participant in the global online conversation, he offered his perspectives on how new media is changing

Abolishing all nuclear weapons

The Right Hon. Malcolm Fraser, AC CH, Former Prime Minister of Australia, delivered the 2009 Dr John Gee Memorial Lecture presented by the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the Lowy Institute for International Policy.Mr Fraser addressed the current state of nuclear weapons acquisition and

Regional security and middle power diplomacy

The Honourable Dr Mike Kelly, AM MP, delivered the second Annual Dr John Gee Memorial Lecture, presented by the Lowy Institute for International Policy and The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU.Dr Kelly addressed the Rudd Government's approach to regional security and middle power diplomacy

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Monday, 9 November, 2009 was the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark this anniversary, the Lowy Institute engaged three prominent commentators on the significance of the end of the Cold War. Lowy Institute Executive Director, Michael Wesley, moderated a conversation between

Distinguished Speaker Series - The Hon. Kevin Rudd MP

On Friday, 6 November 2009, the Honourable Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, spoke at the Lowy Institute for International Policy on 'Australia, the region and the world: the challenges ahead'. A transcript of the Prime Minister's speech is available for download

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Mark Thirlwell presentation

Next month will mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This also makes it the 20th anniversary of the birth of the new global economy. At the Wednesday Lunch on 21 October, Mark Thirlwell, Director of the Institute’s international economy program, looked at some of the forces

Lowy Institute Panel: Can Obama disarmament agenda work?

On 29 September, the Lowy Institute convened an expert panel to examine the implications of President Obama's push to reduce nuclear dangers, as well as to debate broader questions about nuclear disarmament. Moderated by Executive Director Dr Michael Wesley, the panel also included Deputy Director

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Professor Warwick McKibbin presentation

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process has focused on commitments of developed countries with an exclusive goal of emission reductions from historical base year emissions. However, these baseline emissions trend vary widely, and achieving similar targets can

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: TV and war - Tony Maniaty presentation

Difficult and dangerous work, covering wars with TV cameras has become a core component of modern conflict - so much so that a 'military-media' nexus has arisen alongside what US President Eisenhower famously termed the 'military-industrial complex'. From Vietnam to Iraq and beyond, televised

The Pacific Islands and the World Conference

The countries of the Pacific region, once remote from the global centres of economic power, are now in the most dynamic economic region in the world. But are they using this position to their own advantage? Are they taking the right approach to realise their potential? These were the key questions

Conference papers

The following papers presented at the Lowy Institute conference, The Pacific Islands and the World: The Global Economic Crisis, are available here.Jim Adams, The Global Financial Crisis and the Pacific paradox.Ann Sherry AO, Partnerships for prosperity.Dr Jong-Wha Lee, Impacts of the Global Economic

The Pacific Islands and the World Conference

The Lowy Institute's conference, The Pacific Islands and the World: The Global Economic Crisis, held in Brisbane on 2 and 3 August, created an opportunity for Pacific Island leaders, minsters, officials from international and regional organisations, private sector and civil society representatives

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Wicked weapons - Rory Medcalf presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 24 June, Rory Medcalf, Program Director International Security, drew upon recent consultations in the region to warn that efforts to reduce global nuclear dangers will founder if they do not account for the rising strategic concerns of North Asian powers, especially

The Lowy Institute MacArthur Foundation Asia Security Project

On the 28-29 May, a team from the Lowy Institute attended the inaugural grantees meeting of the MacArthur Foundation Asia Security Initiative in Singapore. The team, led by Director of Studies Andrew Shearer, participated in a workshop alongside 26 partner institutions from the Asia-Pacific, which

Distinguished Speaker Series - Ambassador de Brichambaut presentation

On 16 June, as part of the Lowy Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) in Europe, Ambassador Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, spoke on the relevance of this body to the Asia-Pacific and what it offers to partners in this

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Anthony Bubalo presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 3 June 2009, Anthony Bubalo, Director of the West Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, previewed Iran's presidential election on 12 June. He discussed what it will mean for Iran's foreign relations and in particular for the Obama Administration's efforts to engage

Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr David McCormick presentation

On 26 May, the Lowy Institute was pleased to host a speech in our Distinguished Speaker Series by Dr David McCormick, Distinguished Service Professor of Information Technology, Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, on the current state of the world economy

Distinguished Speaker Series - Robert McClelland presentation

The Lowy Institute was pleased to host, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, who in his presentation, 'Human rights: a moral compass', outlined the Government's approach to human rights and upcoming reforms aimed at strengthening

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Florian Westphal presentation

On 20 May 2009 at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Florian Westphal, the head of media at the International Committee of the Red Cross, in a presentation entitled 'Dealing with war crimes: what role for media and humanitarian organisations?' addressed the question of how the media and humanitarian

The role of the civil nuclear industry in preventing proliferation

Lowy Institute Deputy Director Martine Letts and Research Associate Fiona Cunningham prepared a paper for the Second Meeting of the International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament in Washington, DC, 13-15 February 2009, entitled 'The role of the civil nuclear industry in

Power balances in Asia: The Coalition perspective

On Friday 1 May 2009, in his first major foreign policy speech as Opposition Leader and first address to the Lowy Institute, Malcolm Turnbull discussed the challenges and priorities in managing sensibly Australia's vital relationships across the region