JG Crawford Oration (cancelled)


Our distinguished speaker Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is no longer able to attend the ANU Crawford Leadership Forum. We hope that we will be able to host the 2019 Oration later this year.

The J.G. Crawford Oration was established to recognise Sir John Crawford's outstanding contributions to the University, both as Vice-Chancellor for five years (1968-1973) and as Director of the Research School of Pacific Studies for the preceding seven years (1960-1967). Sir John was also the Chancellor of the University from 1976 to 1984.

As an official and as a scholar, Sir Crawford exercised remarkable influence nationally and internationally. He was a key player in reorienting Australian economic policy in the mid-twentieth century and, along with a few counterparts in Japan and the United States, a pioneer in the building of an Asia-Pacific economic and policy community.The Oration focuses on current public policy challenges or concerns in a national and international context.