former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark

Helen Clark to deliver Crawford Oration

16 June 2017

The Australian National University (ANU) 2017 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum will get underway on Sunday with a speech from Helen Clark - former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009-2017) and former New Zealand Prime Minister. Ms Clark will deliver the Crawford Oration: The leadership we need - sustainable development challenges.

The theme of the 2017 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum is “Global Realities, Domestic Choices: Responding to a Digitalising, Deglobalising, Post-truth world”. The Opening Day of the forum will also include a Gala dinner featuring a discussion panel titled “The leadership we need - geopolitical challenges”. Panel members are:

  • Pascal Lamy - President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute; Director-General, World Trade Organization (2005-2013)
  • Professor James Steinberg - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; Deputy Secretary of State (2009-2011); National Security Advisor (1996-2000), United States
  • Professor Gareth Evans AC QC - Chancellor, The Australian National University; Chair, Crawford Australian Leadership Forum

On Monday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop will give the opening address. For more information and a full program visit

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