- Date Mon, 22 Oct 2018Time 18:00 – 19:00Location AIIA (ACT Branch)
The Australian Institute of International Affairs (ACT Branch) is pleased to host Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice Prime Minister for Ukraine.
Mrs Klympush-Tsintsadze's presentation will explore Ukraine's perception of global security in an international environment in which the rules-based order is being challenged. She will discuss what value the Australia-Ukraine partnership can add to the current global security system.More >
- Date Wed, 07 Nov 2018Time 18:00 – 19:00Location AIIA (ACT Branch)
With G20 leaders due to meet in Argentina later in November, global energy policy will once again be on the agenda. While Australia is considered an energy superpower, Australian foreign policy has often overlooked energy diplomacy. In this talk, Christian Downie will argue that Australian diplomatic efforts should broaden beyond a historical focus on promoting fossil fuels and securing export markets, to driving global energy governance reforms through the G20. This will not only help to ensure that the international energy architecture is capable of addressing pressing issues including energy security and climate change, but significantly, it will also help Australia to achieve broader foreign policy goals, such as ensuring emerging economies become responsible international stakeholders.
- Date Wed, 21 Nov 2018Time 18:00 – 19:00Location AIIA (ACT Branch)
Indonesia and Australia will have national elections in 2019. Campaigns in both countries will be robust and, as in 2014, there is potential for bilateral issues to generate electoral controversy. Despite breast-beating in some quarters about the state of the relationship, the two countries should, and should be able to, manage such issues, even during all the messiness of their democratic processes.
Bill Farmer AO was Australia's longest-serving Ambassador to Indonesia 2005-2010. Among other appointments, he was Deputy Secretary of DFAT, Australian High Commissioner in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea and, for eight years, Secretary of Departments dealing with immigration, multicultural affairs and indigenous affairs. He has conducted a number of reviews for government on issues concerning...
- Date Thu, 29 Nov 2018Time 18:00 – 19:00Location AIIA (ACT Branch)
Please note the date for this event has changed to Thursday 29 November
Mexico has undergone a very quick transformation in the past few decades by fully embracing democracy, free trade and openness to the world. It is now the second largest economy in Latin America, the 15th largest economy in the world, the most populated Spanish-speaking country and the 8th most visited country worldwide. Yet it also...More >