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The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
 
Everything you need to know about Australian public policy in just 20 minutes. Grattan Institute is dedicated to developing high quality public policy for Australia’s future. Our podcasts cover a range of public policy topics focusing on the main issues facing Australia. Our podcasts concentrate on budget policy, economic growth, energy, health, institutional reform, household finances, school education, transport and cities.
 
Ear to Asia is produced by Asia Institute, the Asia research specialists, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In Ear to Asia, we talk with Asia researchers to unpack the issues behind news headlines in a region that is rapidly changing the world. Subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
 
The Lawfare Podcast features discussions with experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. On issues from foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence, and cybersecurity to governance and law, we have doubled down on seriousness at a time when others are running away from it. Visit us at www.lawfareblog.com.
 
The Australian Farm Institute is an independent institute leading farm policy discussions for agriculture. Series 1 features recordings of the AFI's Roundtable held in October 2019 discussing how Australia values agriculture's natural capital. Click the link below for Roundtable slide decks and speech transcripts farminstitute.org.au/news-and-events/ART_2019/Roundtable-2019-speakers Series 2 presents discussions on topical policy issues from AFI’s research and publications agenda. Podcast pr ...
 
Fossil fuels, intensive farming, deforestation, waste disposal, overconsumption, pollution, the 6th mass extinction, climate change is all on everyone’s mind. But what can we do? How do we make a difference? What do we have to change now? The How to Be Good podcast asks these questions. Join Gareth and Anca as we speak to specialists, scientists, activists, providers and more, and ask what we can do in our everyday lives to make a difference and debunk many of the myths and misinformation.
 
Drawing inspiration from the collections of the National Library of Australia, the Society and Culture talks keep you in touch with the Australia of the past, present and future. From the history of settlement through to studies of the environment, these talks will inspire and challenge you.
 
Host Jennifer Adams presents Real Stories, Australia's fifth best public affairs programme. Get the official podcast and you'll find out what unique stories are coming up each week, see memorable clips from the show and watch exclusive extra bit that didn't go to air.
 
Technology has become increasingly important to policy debates, but these debates won’t be productive without an understanding of how the technology in question works. AEI Visiting Fellow Shane Tews interviews tech industry experts to explain how the apps, services, and structures of today’s information technology systems work, and how they shape our social and economic life.
 
Preston Cline, Coleman Ruiz, and the Mission Critical Team Institute share research and explore the questions vexing the most elite teams in the world, from Special Operations soldiers to Firefighters, from Trauma Medics to Professional Athletes, and from Astronauts to Tactical Law Enforcement.
 
This podcast series examines current and emerging issues facing the actuarial profession and challenges to businesses. You can earn two CPD points for each podcast you listen to. DISCLAIMER The views and opinions expressed in Actuaries Institute Australia podcasts are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers or the Actuaries Institute Australia, it’s members, directors, officers, employees or agents.
 
The Australian Institute of Criminology's podcast series. In this series, we want to share with you some of the latest research on a range of contemporary crime and justice issues affecting Australia. We'll talk about some of the research we’re doing at the Institute, but also explore some of the research we’re funding our academic partners to undertake in universities across Australia.
 
The Irregular Warfare Podcast explores an important component of war throughout history. Small wars, drone strikes, special operations forces, counterterrorism, proxies—this podcast covers the full range of topics related to irregular war and features in-depth conversations with guests from the military, academia, and the policy community. The podcast is a collaboration between the Modern War Institute at West Point and Princeton's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.
 
We're on a mission to enable public participation as a fundamental pillar of well-functioning 21st-century democracies around the world. Listen in as we discuss the challenges governments and organizations face as they work to engage their communities. Hear engagement strategies these leaders are using to forge meaningful connections and develop open dialogue around import issues that affect the lives of their communities.
 
Fault Lines examines national security and foreign policy issues with expert perspectives from across the political spectrum. This motley crew will examine national security and foreign policy issues with perspectives from across the political spectrum, finding points of agreement and – often –disagreement along the way. Our regular cast of foreign policy experts includes Jodi Herman, Jamil Jaffer, Dana Stroul, and Lester Munson. Tune in to learn more about the issues dominating headlines an ...
 
The She Births® Show is a place that will inspire your birth, evolve your parenting and help you live a life you love. Nadine Richardson, founder of She Births®, hosts a collection of conversations with special guests about better births, a philosophy of connected parenting and conscious, healthy living. Each season includes topics for not only parents and parents-to-be but fellow birth professionals. She Births® is a scientifically verified childbirth education program (BMJ, July 2016). It ...
 
Board diversity and gender balance deliver better outcomes for shareholders, consumers, employees and the community. Join Catherine Fox, award-winning journalist, author and presenter, as she interviews women making an impact in the boardroom that inspires action. This latest AICD podcast, powered by CommBank’s Women in Focus, aims to help shift the balance. Let’s level up together.
 
The Institute for Future Environments (IFE) is a transdisciplinary research and innovation institute at QUT that brings together researchers and students to collaborate on large-scale projects relating to our natural, built and digital environments. The IFE generates knowledge, technology and practices that make our world more sustainable, secure and resilient. Transcripts of IFE podcasts are available upon request.
 
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On Monday 19 April, Peter Khalil MP and Dave Sharma MP had a discussion about Australia’s place in the world with Lowy Institute’s Director of Research Alex Oliver. They covered: what Australia should be doing in the world as an engaged middle power, Australia-China relations, and the fight against climate change.Peter Khalil is the Federal Labor M…
 
Laura Hamilton-O'Hara From growing up in South Africa, studying law, working in Taronga zoo Sydney to CEO, we talk to Laura Hamilton-O'Hara about her journey. Her passions, the future of sustainability in building, and the Living Future Institute's role. The Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA) is part of a powerful network of informed and acti…
 
Last week for the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, David Priess moderated a virtual event called, "Spy Writing in the Real World." The event featured three authors of espionage fiction, two with previous experience working inside the U.S…
 
On Wednesday 21 April, the Lowy Institute's Aus-PNG Network held a panel discussion with health professionals from provinces in PNG to talk about the Covid-19 situation and how local officials are contending with the virus.Papua New Guinea is dealing with a widespread outbreak of Covid-19 that has placed already stretched health services across the…
 
On Thursday 15 April, the Lowy Institute launched the new Lowy Institute Paper by John Edwards, one of Australia’s leading economists: Reconstruction: Australia After COVID.The book was launched with a panel discussion with Lowy Institute board director, former APEC ambassador and OECD staffer Joanna Hewitt AO, Lowy Institute Papers editor Sam Rogg…
 
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are gaining traction in states where regulations encourage advanced technology to ride alongside traditional transportation. But in areas where AVs are in everyday traffic, issues like driver safety and data collection are being watched by policymakers. For both innovators and lawmakers, there remain many lessons to be lea…
 
Jack Goldsmith sat down with Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia University, and Geoffrey Stone, the Edward H. Levy Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School, to discuss their new book, "National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On." They discussed the holding and legacy of…
 
All of us at some point in our lives have reaped the benefits of Medicare – whether that’s bulk billing a doctor’s appointment or receiving a more serious hospital procedure for free. When Medicare was introduced in the early 80s, the Minister for Health Dr Neal Blewett described it as ‘a simple, fair, affordable insurance system that provides basi…
 
I've loved spending most of my career in the engineer/construction/energy industry, and I had the good fortune of passing the Presidency of Continuum Advisory Group on to Kelcey Henderson, another woman in our industry that I greatly admire. Kelcey and I connected on the Greatness Podcast to reflect on the history of women in the industry, discuss …
 
What happens when we recognise non-human animals as sentient beings with rights? Why do women have a particular stake in environmental justice? What exactly do we mean when we talk about sustainability? Anyone looking for a way into these important contemporary questions could start by exploring the work of Val Plumwood, the pioneering Australian e…
 
On Wednesday, President Biden announced a full withdrawal of all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, an announcement that comes as the U.S. and Afghan governments have been trying to reach a power sharing agreement with the Taliban. Prior to the withdrawal announcement, Bryce Klehm spoke with Thomas Gibbons-Neff, a New Y…
 
Why are new coal mines like melting ice cream? In today's episode, Richard Denniss explains the economics of coal, why Malcolm Turnbull has been in trouble with the Liberals and the National party and why we need to pause approvals of new coal mines. Host: Ebony Bennett, deputy director of the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett Guest: Richard De…
 
This week on Arbiters of Truth, the Lawfare Podcast’s miniseries on our online information ecosystem, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Jameel Jaffer and Ramya Krishnan of the Knight First Amendment Institute. What do facial recognition software and President Trump’s erstwhile Twitter habits have in common? They both implicate the First Am…
 
Think of a computing process underpinned by masses of complex data – such as modelling planet-wide shifts in climate or simulating the detonation of an atomic bomb. The process is known as supercomputing, and it’s run on a powerful system working at its maximum potential performance – a supercomputer. Dr Karen Lee-Waddell (Director of the Australia…
 
Normally I interview a professional or independent historian, so far all men, who have conducted original research on some aspect of Lutheranism and have presented it in some way, usually a book or an article. Today we’ll talk to a person whose job is to help researchers do their work so they can share their findings with the rest of us. Today’s gu…
 
Fault Lines welcomes Charles Kupchan, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the book Isolationism: A History of America's Efforts to Shield Itself from the World. What are the driving factors of American Isolationism throughout history? What lessons should President Biden learn from previous presidents? What is American Ex…
 
A lot of people are expressing anxiety about white supremacist violent terrorism, yet in a new Brookings paper entitled "Identifying and Exploiting the Weaknesses of the White Supremacist Movement," Daniel Byman, Lawfare's foreign policy editor and a senior fellow at the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy, and Mark Pitcavage, a senior research…
 
USA - Back to the Future / Humanise People / Gig Economy / Turnbull - Rudd Finally Got it RIght / Aged Care Fiasco / Gas Extravaganza / Qantas - 'Model Employer' - Day in the Federal Court / Analysis Not Opinion / Rule by Media Conference - No Follow Through / MMT - Modern Monetary Theory / Morrison's Dirty Little Secret - Goodbye Christine Holgate…
 
From the countless attacks on ethnic and religious minorities that have taken place in recent months to the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, acts of violence and domestic terrorism are on the rise here in the United States. And a major driver behind many of these actions is a growing hostility toward members of racial and religious minorities among …
 
Clare Murphy talks with Dr. Martin and Nurse Griffiths about the world of medicine, how the medical community operates under pressure, how the training shapes the doctor, life on deployment, strategies for coping in crisis, and the power of narrative medicine. As well as how the telling of doctors stories supports doctors to stay in the profession.…
 
On this special edition of the Lawfare Podcast, we're turning over our feed to the new podcast series, "After Trump," produced by Lawfare in collaboration with Goat Rodeo and hosted by Virginia Heffernan of Slate's "Trumpcast." "After Trump," based on the "After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency" book by Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, is a six-pa…
 
Achieving net-zero emissions sometimes sounds like an unachievable dream. With the political football of climate policy, and the current reliance on gas and coal-fired electricity sources, you’d be forgiven for becoming despondent about Australia ever getting to net-zero. But, at least in the electricity sector, there’s light at the end of the tunn…
 
Aviation has played an important role in irregular warfare, from its use by the British against rebellious tribesmen in Iraq and Transjordan in the interwar period to the era of the unblinking eye and precision strike in Afghanistan. Our guests in this episode—retired US Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas Trask and Dr. James Kiras—discuss this evolution in …
 
Afghanistan’s Taliban is poised to take the reins in Kabul with the looming withdrawal of US troops. Although dependent on Pakistan in the past, the Taliban are now more geopolitically savvy. So what influence would Islamabad have in a new Taliban-led Afghanistan? And what can the world expect from a Taliban 2.0 government? South Asia observers Ass…
 
Tensions are heating up between Russia and Ukraine, seven years after the seizure by the Russians of the Crimean Peninsula and the incursions into Eastern Ukraine. With troop movements and some saber rattling, is Vladimir Putin trying to send a message to Joe Biden, or perhaps to Ukrainian President Zelensky? Is he trying to satisfy domestic consti…
 
In this episode, Jonno is entertained by our special guest Rhion Jones from The Consultation Institute. Join Rhion and Jonno as they reminisce about their shared history in the business of public consultation before tackling some big topics around: The need for extensive public consultation in the climate emergency response, and how this presents a…
 
In this episode of The Director’s Chair, Michael Fullilove speaks with the Australian-American diplomat, Middle East scholar, and author Dr Martin Indyk. Martin worked in both the Clinton and Obama administrations as Assistant Secretary of State, US Ambassador to Israel and Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Co…
 
The Biden administration is participating in indirect talks with Iran about the JCPOA and there are conversations swirling on the Hill about revising the 2001 AUMF. Les, Jodi, Jamil, and Mike discuss how to get to a better deal with Iran and whether all the talk about the AUMF is for naught. Is it possible to get a good deal with Iran? What did "ma…
 
If you’re listening to this podcast, the odds are that you’ve heard a lot about QAnon recently—and you might even have read some alarming reporting about how belief in the conspiracy theory is on the rise. But is it really? This week on Arbiters of Truth, the Lawfare Podcast’s miniseries on our online information ecosystem, Evelyn Douek and Quinta …
 
Dr Cathy Foley is a physicist and commenced her term as Australia’s ninth chief scientist in January 2021. Before that she had a long and distinguished career at CSIRO, where she was appointed chief scientist in August 2018 – only the second woman in that role. Over the course of her career, she has made significant contributions to the understandi…
 
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