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2024 Commencement Address

2024 ANU Commencement Address

Watch 2024 ANU Commencement Address featuring keynote from ANU alumna Ms Ashleigh Streeter-Jones, Founder, Raise Our Voice Australia (ROVA) and ANU Vice-Chancellor & President Genevieve Bell. The Address also includes a special Welcome to Country by Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian, Paul Girrawah House and ANUSA President Phoenix O'Neill. The address was expertly brought together by Mr Richard Swain, Hon Associate Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society.

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Special Address by the Honourable James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

Watch Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape speak on the Australia-PNG relationship and PNG’s history over the last 49 years.

Following his address, the Prime Minister was in conversation with ANU Chancellor and former Australian foreign minister The Hon Julie Bishop.

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Mana Wahine

MANA WĀHINE

Listen to this inspiring discussion involving Dame Jacinda Ardern, The Hon Julie Bishop, Rena Owen, and Bronte Campbell moderated by Laura Tingle, about their experiences as leaders in their respective fields.

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National Reconciliation Lecture 2023 delivered by Tom Calma AO

2023 ANU Reconciliation Lecture: Professor Tom Calma AO

As Australians prepare to vote on whether to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Constitution, hear from Professor Tom Calma AO, a Kungarakan Elder, a member of the Iwaidja people, 2023 Senior Australian of the Year and the Chancellor of the University of Canberra

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Chris Patten

2023 Gareth Evans Oration delivered by Lord Chris Patten

Watch the recording of the 2023 Gareth Evans Oration, where Lord Chris Patten discusses the challenges facing our world order. He further goes on to highlight the importance of global partnerships including authoritarian states like China without compromising on principles of liberal democracy.

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2023 Susan Ryan Oration

2023 Susan Ryan Oration delivered by Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher

Watch Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher deliver the 2023 Susan Ryan Oration. This annual Oration aims to drive important conversations around gender equity and discrimination - national debates that Susan helped ignite across her many years of work.

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Electrification in Sweden & Australia

Electrification in Sweden & Australia

The Australian National University was honoured to host a special event as we welcomed Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden and Mr Johan Forssell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade to our campus.

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2023 State of the University

2023 State of the University

Hear from ANU Chancellor, the Hon Julie Bishop and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian P. Schmidt speak about their vision for the University in 2023 and beyond.

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Making sense of National Security

Watch Professor Rory Medcalf AM deliver the Order of Australia Lecture 2022. In his address, Professor Medcalf spoke about the work of the ANU National Security College to offer a contemporary vision of security informed by risk, rights and responsibility.

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JG Crawford Oration 2022 - delivered by the Hon Dr Kevin Rudd AC

The Hon Dr Kevin Rudd AC's address will analyse the worldview of Chinese leader Xi Jinping and how his deeply ideological worldview is shaping his country's policies at home and abroad. 

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Special address by President Zelenskyy

Special Address by President Zelenskyy

Hear from His Excellency President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, as he addressed an audience of students and community members. He spoke on navigating the confronting realities of war, and to reflect on the importance of upholding and defending the rule-based international order

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Closing ceremony for the 75th Anniversary

75th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

Closing ceremony featured speeches from the University executive, special Welcome to Country from our local custodians, and a performance from Tobias Cole and Chamber Choir from ANU School of Music. The finale was a time capsule ceremony where items selected represented the essence of ANU life.

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Future of the University

75th Anniversary Debate: University of the future

This panel style discussion looked at the next 75 years - how will our university and others will look, how we are ensuring graduates are ready for the future of work, and how the higher education sector meets the needs for a rapidly changing world.

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Eye of the storm

Eye of the Storm panel discussion

Join Professor Nicholas Brown from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences as he hosts a panel of researchers from across the university and other diverse fields to discuss the origins of ANU and its unique place in the Australian education landscape.

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NRW lecture

National Reconciliation Week Lecture delivered by Andrea Kelly

Andrea Kelly, A/g Group Manager, Social Policy and Programs Group at the National Indigenous Australians Agency and a proud Waramungu and Larrakia woman, with strong family connections throughout the Northern Territory delivered the University's 2022 annual National Reconciliation Week Lecture.

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GIWL event

Workplace gender equality: How do we create change that actually works?

In this panel discussion hosted by the Hon Julia Gillard, leading Australian thought leaders - Mary Wooldridge, Dr Niki Vincent, Dr Jane Gunn, and Geraldine Chin Moody discuss how can we create change that actually works for women to attain workplace gender equality?

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In conversation with Kevin Rudd

Watch Kevin Rudd is in conversation with Julie Bishop on his new book, The Avoidable War.

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Nobel Laureate lecture

Planets, plagues and the power of science: an evening with two ANU Nobel Laureates

Watch Professor Brian Schmidt and Professor Peter Doherty two giants of Australian science, in a riveting, no holds barred conversation on the mysteries of the Universe, how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping our society, state of science today and how scientific research can save us all.

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The Inaugural Susan Ryan Oration

The Inaugural Susan Ryan Oration

The Susan Ryan Oration is the University's flagship International Women's Day event and honours one of our community's greatest gender and age advocates, the late Susan Ryan AO. This year the oration was delivered by distinguished and award-winning journalist Samantha Maiden.

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Truth to Power - how young leaders are shaping Australia

Truth to power - how young leaders are reshaping Australia

The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership presents a panel discussion chaired by Dr Elise Stephensen in discussion with Yasmin Poole, Latoya Rule and Varsha Yajman as they explore power of diverse voices and experiences in our established social and political power structures to drive change.

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