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Australian Diplomacy

Distinguished Speaker Series: Australian diplomacy in the 21st century - Dennis Richardson presentation

On 30 August 2011 in Canberra, at a special event in the Lowy Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, Mr Dennis Richardson, AO, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, spoke on the topic 'DFAT: who are we, and what do we do?'Mr Richardson outlined the role of his department and

Diplomatic disrepair: rebuilding Australia international policy infrastructure

This comprehensive 2011 study revisits the influential 2009 Lowy Institute report Australia’s Diplomatic Deficit, and warns that Australia’s chronically underfunded and overstretched overseas diplomatic network risks Australia’s global security and standing. Despite some positive developments

Harnessing the power of social media in international relations

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Fergus Hanson writes for ISN Insights that Twitter may be just another way of sharing inane chatter, but if you have written the service off, think again. Social media has emerged as a powerful new tool in international relations, and it deserves closer attention.ISN

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: E-diplomacy and why Australia needs to catch up, fast - Fergus Hanson presentation

Technology and the rapid spread of the internet and mobile phones are changing the way diplomacy is being conducted. Leading diplomatic services are adapting, but many are being left behind. New digital tools mean foreign ministries need to change the way they communicate, manage staff, pursue

International broadcasting and its contribution to public diplomacy

International broadcasting is one of the principal means of presenting a country’s perspective, views and values to foreign publics and their leaders, and a fundamental component of a nation’s public diplomacy. This study surveyed the international broadcasting operations of ten major

Diplomacy in ruins

In an article in The Weekend Australian, Lowy Institute Research Associate Alex Oliver and Senior Research Fellow Andrew Shearer write that Australia's ability to have its voice heard overseas has been dangerously compromised.The Australian, 27 March 2010, Inquirer p. 4

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Good manners and global politics - Lucinda Holdforth presentation

On 26 September at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Lucinda Holdforth, a former Australian diplomat and foreign policy adviser and the author of the recently published 'Why manners matter: the case for civilised behaviour in a barbarous world' gave a presentation on the link between good manners and

Football diplomacy

While Australian governments have successfully built pragmatic ties with Asian leaders, a popular dimension to our engagement with Asia has in many respects been missing

Comrades on and off the pitch

In an opinion piece in today's Australian, Anthony Bubalo explains why Australia's entry into the Asian Football Confederation will revolutionise Australia's relations with Asia.The Australian, 30 September 2005, p. 14