Crawford leadership forum to chart our Covid future

3 June 2020

What Australia looks like in a COVID-19 world and how it meets the challenges posed by the pandemic is the focus of the 2020 ANU Crawford Leadership Forum.

For the first time, the Forum will be delivered by a series of 'Big Picture' online events, open to the public and taking place throughout June. ????

The free panels feature leading Australian and international thinkers and run from 4 to 23 June.

Panels touch on a range of pressing issues, including the future of universities, global public health, Asia and the Pacific's response to the coronavirus, and climate change and the pandemic.?????? ??

"For Australia, responding to COVID-19 is an opportunity for us to reassess our place in the world," ANU Chancellor the Hon Julie Bishop said.

"As our country's national university, ANU has always taken a unique role in helping to provide solutions to the greatest challenges and problems faced by our nation and the world.

"The University has played a significant role in developing public policy; with this forum we are continuing that tradition of delivering sound public policy."

An expert panel featuring The Hon Kevin Rudd, Professor Brian Schmidt, The Hon Jane Philpott and many others also will discuss what solutions should be embraced in the national interest.

Viewers can pose their questions and engage in discussion with the panels, getting the rare opportunity to interact with a broad range of leading minds.?


Panel details

The future of universities - Thursday, June 4, 10:30AM

Speakers: Professor Michael McRobbie AO, Professor Lily Kong PPA, Professor Brian P Schmidt AC FAA FRS

Chair: Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE


Global public health and COVID-19 - Wednesday, June 10, 9:30AM

Speakers: The Hon Jane Philpott MD CCFP MPH PC, Professor Tikki Pangestu, Amanda Glassman, Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge FAFPHM OAM

Chair: Professor Lyndall Strazdins


Asia and COVID-19 - Tuesday, June 16, 11:30AM

Speakers: Dhruva Jaishankar, Professor Huang Renwei, Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Professor Sook Jong Lee

Chair: Professor Evelyn Goh


The Pacific and Australia: Our shared future - Thursday, June 18, 9:30AM

Speakers: The Hon Alex Hawke MP - The minister will be in conversation with a panel of Pacific leaders

Chairs: Dr Siobhan McDonnell, James Batley


Australia, climate change and the pandemic - Friday, June 19, 10:30AM

Speakers: Andrew Liveris, Jo Evans, Emma Herd

Chair: Professor Kenneth Baldwin


What kind of world? - Tuesday, June 23, 3:00PM

Speakers: The Hon Kevin Rudd, Ambassador Samantha Power, Dr Lynn Kuok

Chair: Janice Petersen?