75th Anniversary National Conference 7 - 8 August 2008, Melbourne
The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) hosted a National Conference to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Institute's foundation as a national organisation. This historic occasion brought together those with an interest in international issues from a variety of areas including government, diplomacy, academia, NGOs, cultural organisations and the wider community.
The AIIA would like to thank all those who participated in the Conference and sincerely hope that all attendees found the experience as positive, informative and worthwhile to take part in as we at the Institute did to host.
Australia's New Approach to the Pacific
The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Australia in the World : Past, Present and Future, Andrew Robb (138.77 kB) The Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
75th Anniversary National Conference Remarks, Bernice Lee (134.12 kB)
Bernice Lee, Research Director – Energy, Environment and Resource Governance,
Chatham House – Royal Institute of International Affairs
Welcome to Participants 75th Annual Conference (25.12 kB)
Ms Melissa Conley Tyler, National Executive Director, Australian Institute of International Affairs
The full conference program included:
National Conference at the Plaza Ballroom, Thursday 7 August
The conference involved discussion by high-level Australian and distinguished international speakers on Australia's role in the world as seen through through the lens of past experience and future challenges.
Reception and Private Gallery Viewing, Thursday 7 August
The reception included an evening cocktail party and exclusive private viewing of the Masterpieces of Art Deco 1910-1930 exhibition.
Research Forum on Conflict and Security, Friday 8 August
Targeted policy debate on security and conflict issues with regional and international experts.
The Australian Institute of International Affairs gratefully acknowledges the support of the following:
Institutes of International Affairs Development Program
AusAID Australian Leadership Award Fellowships Program
Council on Australia Latin America Relations
Friends of the Hebrew University
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Export Finance & Insurance Corporation
Reception & Private Gallery Viewing
Routledge Taylor & Francis
Security and Conflict Forum
Roy Morgan International