We were honoured to have John McCarthy AO as our speaker at the recent Sugden Oration. As a former Australian career diplomat, with posts including ambassadorships to Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, the United States, Indonesia, Japan and India, McCarthy provided great insight into the need for Australia to focus more on foreign policy.

A lengthy Q&A session after the oration demonstrated the keen interest from the audience in the ideas and concepts McCarthy had raised during the night.

You can read an excerpt from the Sugden Oration here.

John has also recently been a guest on the Geraldine Doogue ABC RN show regarding Foreign Policy and the election campaign – link to the podcast is here


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