Book launch - Fear of Abandonment

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Gyngell book cover Everything Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.

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Wednesday 05 April 2017 12:30 pm until Wednesday 05 April 2017 02:00 pm (Add to calendar)
La Trobe Asia; 03 9479 5414
Presented by:
Allan Gyngell
Type of Event:
Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Public Lecture; Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public

La Trobe Asia invites you to the launch of a new book from La Trobe University Press.

In Fear of Abandonment, expert and insider Allan Gyngell tells the story of how Australia has shaped the world and been shaped by it since it established an independent foreign policy during the dangerous days of 1942. Gyngell argues that the fear of being abandoned – originally by Britain, and later by our most powerful ally, the United States – has been an important driver of how Australia acts in the world.

Spanning events as diverse as the Malayan Emergency, the White Australia Policy, the Vietnam War, Whitlam in China, apartheid in South Africa, East Timorese independence and the current South China Sea dispute, this vivid narrative history reveals how Australia has evolved as a nation on the world stage.

Featuring Fairfax senior correspondent Daniel Flitton in conversation with the author.

Date: 5th April 2017
Time: 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Venue: La Trobe University (city campus), Lvl 20, 360 Collins St, Melbourne.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

RSVP by 1st April 2017

A light lunch will be provided.


La Trobe City Campus, Lvl 20, 320 Collins St, Melbourne

320 Collins St, Melbourne



26th Apr 2017 4:43pm

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