The world’s leaders are gathering in Osaka, Japan, for the 2019 G20 Leaders’ Summit.

The Australian National University (ANU) has experts available to speak about the G20 and its impact for Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Experts can be contacted directly or through the ANU media office on (02) 6125 7979.


Dr Christian Downie
ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance
M: 0419 014 575
Expertise: G20, global climate policy, global energy policy.

“This week Prime Minister Scott Morrison will travel to Osaka for the annual G20 Leaders’ summit, and he will no doubt want to make his mark following his election triumph.”

“Advocating for the reform of the international energy architecture would be a good place to start, given the rapidly changing geopolitics of energy and Australia’s interest as an energy superpower.”

Dr Andrew StoeckelCentre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis
ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
T: 0417 348 610
Expertise: Trade policy, international economics.

“The biggest issue surrounding the outlook for the world economy is the uncertainty surrounding developments of the United States-China trade dispute.”

“The real problem with the global trading relationship has not been diagnosed, countries will always act in their own best interest but right now they don’t know what that is.”

“If they did a cost benefit analysis, there would be no trade war.”

Professor Peter Drysdale
East Asia Bureau of Economic Research
ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
T: 02 6125 5539
Expertise: Economic development, international relations.

Dr Greg Raymond
Research Fellow, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
T: 0420 425 222
Expertise: Security policy, intelligence.

For media assistance, contact Aaron Walker on the ANU media hotline on 02 6125 7979 or 0418 307 213.

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