AIIA National Conference 2017: Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences and ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) National Conference is Australia’s premier event on Australian foreign policy. Building on the success of last year’s event, which drew a sellout crowd of more than 380 attendees and received overwhelmingly positive reviews, the 2017 conference will provide a unique opportunity to hear and engage directly with experts on Australia’s international affairs, including:

The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Senator The Hon Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
Senator Richard Di Natale, Leader, The Australian Greens
The Hon Kim Beazley AC FAIIA, AIIA National President
Dr Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs
Tom Switzer, Presenter on the ABC's Radio National and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies
Linda Jakobson, CEO and Founding Director of China Matters
Gordon Flake, CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre
Senator The Hon Lisa Singh, Senator for Tasmania
Mukund Narayanamurti, CEO of Asialink Business
Dr Joanne Wallis, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU
Professor Andrew Walter, International Relations, University of Melbourne
Thom Woodroofe, Founder of Global Voices

In previous years tickets have sold quickly, so don’t hesitate and miss the opportunity to attend this important annual event.

AIIA National Conference prices:
Student members: $105
Student non-members: $160
Adult members: $210
Adult non-members: $335

AIIA Masterclasses

The 2017 national conference will be preceded by masterclasses for young professionals and tertiary students between the ages of 18 and 40. The 2017 masterclasses will be held on Sunday 15 October with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The masterclasses enable motivated young people to engage one-on-one with AIIA Fellows who are leading figures in Australian international affairs. The overriding criterion for the selection of our Fellows is a very high level of distinction in and distinguished contribution to Australia’s international relations.

Four masterclass sessions will be available to choose from:

Defence and Security

Richard Smith AO PSM, former Secretary of the Department of Defence and former Australian Ambassador to China and Indonesia
Professor James Cotton FAIIA, Emeritus Professor, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy

Intelligence and Diplomacy

David Irvine AO FAIIA, former Director-General, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), former Australian Ambassador to China and former High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea
Geoffrey Miller AO FAIIA, former Australian Ambassador to Japan and South Korea, former High Commissioner to New Zealand and former Director-General of the Office of National Assessments

Diplomacy and Crisis

Dr Sue Boyd FAIIA, former High Commissioner to Fiji and Bangladesh, Consul-General in Hong Kong and Ambassador to Vietnam
John McCarthy AO FAIIA, former Ambassador to the US, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand and High Commissioner to India

Australia and Asia

Jenny McGregor AM FAIIA, Group CEO of Asialink at The University of Melbourne and founding Executive Director of the Asia Education Foundation
Dr Alison Broinowski FAIIA, former Australian diplomat, author and research affiliate at ANU.

The AIIA 2017 National Conference is proudly presented in partnership with the following sponsors:

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Economist
The ANU Centre for European Studies
The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU
Asialink Business
UNSW Canberra
Australian Government New Colombo Plan
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group