3rd Crawford Australian Leadership Forum
19-21 June 2016
The third Crawford Australian Leadership Forum convened at The Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy in Canberra on 19-21 June 2016.
The Crawford Forum is the flagship annual event for Australia’s leading university and its public policy school. It brings together, by invitation only, 150 of Australia’s top leaders - fifty each from business, the public sector and politics, and the research and advocacy community, together with some distinguished international speakers, to address the major issues confronting Australian policymakers, business leaders and innovators.
The overall theme of the 2016 Crawford Forum was ‘Global Realities, Domestic Choices: responding to systems under strain’ and the Forum again had two strands; one focusing on geopolitics and governance and the other on economics and society. The Forum addressed the challenges facing Australian policymakers and business leaders as they respond to the interlinked changes in the economic, social, geopolitical and natural systems.
As with the successful forums in 2014 and 2015, our strategic partners in the Forum were the Business Council of Australia and the Australian Financial Review. The 2016 Crawford Forum sponsors were the ANZ Bank, CISCO, General Electric, Virgin Australia, PwC and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Dewi Fortuna Anwar
Deputy for Government Policy Support, Secretariat of the Vice President of Indonesia
Muhamad Chatib Basri
Senior Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University; Minister for Finance, Indonesia (2013-2014)
Vice President and Senior Counsel, Global Government Affairs and Policy, General Electric; Deputy US Trade Representative (2005-2007)
Senior Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, People’s Republic of China
Foreign News Editor; former Washington Bureau Chief, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan
Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Co-founder and Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative
Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
President and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Policy Research, India
Senior Political Analyst, CNN (1990-2009); Professor of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University; Visiting Professor, UCLA
Chair Professor, Kyungnam University; Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea (2006-2008)
Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific, JP Morgan Chase
Deputy Chairman, China Foundation for International Studies. People’s Republic of China
Chairman, Goldman Sachs’ International Advisor
A system under strain: capitalism, employment and the future
China and the United States
Concurrent sessions: Economic
The innovation ecosystem
The rise of the mega-corporation
The emergence of the empowered consumers
Energy and climate change
Social resilience and cohesion
Concurrent sessions: Geopolitics
Is ASEAN about to break up?
North East Asia: managing tensions and preventing conflict
Middle East: threats and opportunities
South East Asia: stuck in the middle?
Can China reform?
Photos from Crawford Forum 2016
ANU Media coverage:
“Realising a future not yet imagined: thriving in an uncertain future”
“Crawford Forum to examine systems under strain”
“Crawford Forum tackles inequality - is capitalism broken?”
“Crawford Forum tackles Middle East and Syria”
“China’s economy open for change but political system is here to stay”
“Crawford Forum discusses quest for stability in North East Asia”
“Government cannot drive innovation alone”
“China-US balance at a pivotal moment”
“Does Paris spell end of coal power in Australia?”
The Australian Financial Review coverage:
“Managing rise of disruptive giant” by Robert Zoellick
“Chinese need to stop propping up inefficient state enterprises”
“How big business cope with the rise of professionalism”
“Trump just complicates Washington-Beijing tensions”
“Kishore Mahbubani says US-China tension could split Sout East Asia”
“Michelle Guthrie wants to distribute ABC programs on new digital platforms”
“Brian Schmidt wants more PhDs in the top ranks of business”
“Top diplomat warns South East Asia to unite over China territorial claims”