Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — The 2018 Australian National University Crawford Leadership Forum will begin on Sunday 24 June with a panel discussion on where next for the US, China and Korea, moderated by Chancellor Gareth Evans AC.

The opening panel discussion begins a packed two-day agenda of thought-provoking discussions and lectures on the major topics facing Australia and the region by the world’s leading academic, business and government representatives.

In its fifth year, the Crawford Leadership Forum continues to be the premier platform for public policy and debate. 

Some highlights of this year’s forum include:

- Growth, jobs and wages with NAB Chairman Ken Henry AC, Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott and Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Secretary Heather Smith.

- Winning the energy trifecta with Business Council of Australia President Grant King, General Electric Renewable Energy President Yves Rannou and Energy Security Board Chair Kerry Schott.

- A changing role for the US in Asia with Distinguished Fellow Carnegie Endowment for Peace Jessica Matthews and Director Emeritus on China-American Defense Relations Yao Yunzhu

The 2018 JG Crawford Oration will be delivered by the father of the Internet, Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google on Tuesday 26 June 2018.

Media are invited to attend the Crawford Leadership Forum and the JG Crawford Oration. A full program is available on the Crawford Leadership Forum website. Please note, some sessions are Chatham House Rules, and will be clearly identified on the website.



Opening address and Gala Dinner: Sunday 24 June, 6pm at National Gallery of Australia (registration required)

Crawford Leadership Forum: Monday 25 June and Tuesday 26 June, 9am-6:30pm at Crawford School, The Australian National University

JG Crawford Oration: Tuesday 26 June 5:30-7pm at Llewellyn Hall, The Australian National University