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The Australian Institute of International Affairs presents

National Conference 2018



15th October 2018


Hotel Realm Canberra
Barton, ACT



The AIIA’s National Conference is Australia’s premier event on Australian foreign policy. The 2018 National Conference provides a unique opportunity to hear and engage directly with experts on Australia’s international affairs.

The overall theme of the conference is ‘Australia foreign policy: making the world work.’

The 2018 National Conference will bring together some of Australia’s leading international affairs experts across four sessions:

Australian Foreign Policy 

  • Senator The Hon Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development
  • Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA, National President, Australian Institute of International Affairs

Enhancing Australia’s Prosperity

  • Dr John Edwards, Adjunct Professor, John Curtin Institute of Public Policy and Fellow, Lowy Institute
  • Fiona Simson, President, National Farmers Federation

Strengthening Australia’s Security

  • Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College, Australian National University
  • Dr Elsina Wainwright, Senior Fellow, US Studies Centre, University of Sydney and Visiting Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
  • Dr Rebecca Strating, Department of Politics and Philosophy, La Trobe University

Australia’s Contribution to Global Issues

  • Associate Professor Helen Evans AO FAIIA, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne and former Deputy Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Professor Toby Walsh, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University New South Wales
  • Professor Steven Freeland, Dean, School of Law, Western Sydney University

For more information, visit the event page.

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