ANU Public Lecture Series
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The J.G. Crawford Oration was established to recognise Sir John Crawford’s outstanding contributions to the University, both as Vice-Chancellor for five years (1968-1973) and as Director of the Research School of Pacific Studies for the preceding seven years (1960-1967). Sir John was also the Chancellor of the University from 1976 to 1984.
As an official and as a scholar, Sir Crawford exercised remarkable influence nationally and internationally. He was a key player in reorienting Australian economic policy in the mid-twentieth century and, along with a few counterparts in Japan and the United States, a pioneer in the building of an Asia-Pacific economic and policy community.The Oration focuses on current public policy challenges or concerns in a national and international context.
This year, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, President, People’s Justice Party, Malaysia, and leader of the Pakatan Harapan coalition, will be delivering the oration. Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be coming to Australia as a featured speaker at the ANU Crawford Leadership Forum, 23-25 June 2019.
Following the lecture, he will be in conversation with The Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA on stage.
Opening remarks by Brian P. Schmidt AC, ANU Vice-Chancellor and closing remarks by Professor Sally Wheeler, ANU Pro-Vice Chancellor for International Strategy.