Past Dialogue

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 Professor Admiral Chris Barrie, AC, RAN (Ret’d)
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After nearly 42 years in the Navy Chris Barrie retired in July 2002 at the end of four years in command of the Australian Defence Force. Since then he has worked on strategic leadership issues as...
 Professor Nick Bisley
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Nick is the Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University, as well as Editor-in- Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs, the...
 Melanie Brock
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Melanie is Managing Director of Melanie Brock Advisory. With over two decades of commercial experience in Japan, Melanie has developed an excellent network of contacts in Japan’s corporate,...
 Melissa Conley Tyler
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Melissa is a lawyer and specialist in conflict resolution, including negotiation, mediation and peace education. Melissa is the National Executive Director of the Australian Institute of...
 Her Excellency the Hon. Linda Dessau AC
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On 1 July 2015, The Hon Linda Dessau AC was sworn in as Victoria’s 29th Governor, the first female in the role. Governor Dessau attending the University of Melbourne, where she gained the degree...
 Professor Akiko Fukushima
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Dr. Akiko Fukushima is a Professor, School of Global Studies and Collaboration, Aoyama Gakuin University with a PhD from Osaka University and M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced...
 Peter Hartcher
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Peter is the political and international editor of the Sydney Morning Herald – a position he has held since 2003. Peter is the paper’s main commentator on national politics and international...
 Jason Hayes
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Mr Jason Hayes Partner, Financial Assurance; Japan Practice Leader – Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) PwC Jason Hayes is the leader of PwC’s Asia Pacific Japan Practice (ex Japan). In Australia he is...
 Dr Llewelyn Hughes
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Dr Llewelyn Hughes is Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU), where he sits on the Energy Change Institute’s Executive Committee,...
 Hong Lim MLA
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Hong Lim came to Australia in 1970 as a Colombo Plan scholarship student. He has been extensively involved in ethnic community affairs since the arrival of Indo-Chinese refugees in Australia in...
 Consul-General Kazuyoshi Matsunaga
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Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, Consul- General of Japan to Melbourne, Australia, was appointed to his current position in 2017. Prior to this appointment, he had a distinguished and outstanding career in...
 Murray McLean AO
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Murray McLean AO is the Chair of the Australia-Japan Foundation, a role he has held since 2012. The AJF provides grants for high-quality projects that promote the Australia- Japan partnership...
 Rachel Mealey
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Rachel has been the ABC’s Tokyo Correspondent since 2015. Rachel graduated from the University of Queensland with a double Bachelor Degree in Arts and Economics, where one of her majors was...
 Greg Muller
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Greg Muller is an award- winning TV, radio and online journalist and producer, with nearly 20 years experience in the Australian media. He is currently working as a media advisor and media trainer...
 Kaoru Nishinakagawa
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Kaoru is an Innovation Consultant/ Entrepreneur with over 12 years of international experience focused in developing new business, managing strategic partnerships and data analytics. She is a...
 Professor Shirley Scott
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Professor Shirley Scott is a Professor of International Relations in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW Australia. Shirley’s research and teaching focuses on international law as a...
 Jamie Smyth
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Jamie has worked as the Australia and Pacific Islands’ correspondent for the Financial Times (FT) newspaper since January 2014. He writes on business, politics, culture and society and has a...
 Tom Switzer
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Tom Switzer is the Executive Director at the Centre for Independent Studies. He is a former senior fellow at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre (2009-17), a former editor of...
 Hiroyuki Tahara
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Hiroyuki was born and raised in Osaka. Since he was in junior high school, his family has been a host for foreign students from many countries, including Australia, and promoting international...
 Catherine Taylor
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Catherine was appointed Assistant General Manager of Trade at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), in February 2017, leading the Food and Agribusiness and International Health...
 Dr Merriden Varrall
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Dr Merriden Varrall is Director, East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute. Before joining the Lowy Institute Merriden was the Assistant Country Director and Senior Policy Advisor at UNDP China,...
 Tony Wood
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Tony Wood has led the Grattan Institute’s Energy Program since mid-2011. Since then he and his team have delivered twelve major reports on energy and climate change and he has developed a strong...

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