Crawford Australian Leadership Forum

Friday, June 16, 2017 — The Australian National University (ANU) 2017 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum will get underway on Sunday with a speech from Helen Clark - former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009-2017) and former New Zealand Prime Minister.

Ms Clark will deliver the Crawford Oration: The leadership we need - sustainable development challenges.

The theme of the 2017 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum is “Global Realities, Domestic Choices: Responding to a Digitalising, Deglobalising, Post-truth world”.

The Opening Day of the forum will also include a Gala dinner featuring a discussion panel titled “The leadership we need - geopolitical challenges”. Panel members are:

  • Pascal Lamy - President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute; Director-General, World Trade Organization (2005-2013)
  • Professor James Steinberg - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; Deputy Secretary of State (2009-2011); National Security Advisor (1996-2000), United States.
  • Professor Gareth Evans AC QC - Chancellor, The Australian National University; Chair, Crawford Australian Leadership Forum

On Monday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop will give the opening address.

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WHAT:  Opening Day - 2017 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum

WHERE: Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, ANU

WHEN: Sunday 18 June 2017, 3-4.30pm

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