The Hon. Paul Keating on our role in Asia in the Trump era

The election of Trump and the victory of the Brexit movement are the most obvious examples of the populism driving countries to become more insular. This combined with China's return to a power of the first order means that Australia faces an increasingly uncertain world.

Hear from former Prime Minister Paul Keating about the path Australia should forge in this rapidly changing world. He has long argued a greater independence in Australian foreign policy could be beneficial and allow more focus on our immediate neighbours: Asian countries to our north.


A collaboration of the Ideas and Society Program and La Trobe Asia and part of La Trobe University's 50th Anniversary celebrations.


The Hon. Paul Keating

Few Australians have thought more deeply, originally and provocatively on Australia's foreign policy challenges than Paul Keating. This is a unique opportunity to hear his thinking on a 'new' world with Donald Trump as American President.

Allan Gyngell AO

Professor Allan Gyngell is an Adjunct Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU. From 2009 to 2013 he was Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (ONA), prior to that appointment he was the founding Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

Professor Nick Bisley

Professor Nick Bisley is Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University. He is currently the editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs.


Friday 28 April 2017 06:30 pm until Friday 28 April 2017 08:00 pm


Elisabeth Murdoch Hall , Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006


Standard $30 La Trobe Student $10