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Fellows of the AIIA

In 2008, the Australian Institute of International Affairs launched a Fellows program to recognise exceptional contributions to Australia’s international relations.

The overriding criterion for selection is a person with a strong connection to Australia who has achieved a very high level of distinction in, and made a distinguished contribution to, international affairs. Nominations received are assessed in confidence by a selection committee made up of members of AIIA’s National Executive and, once appointed, existing Fellows.


Fellows 2008

Dr Coral Bell AO

The Hon Gareth Evans AC QC

Dr Stephen FitzGerald

Mr Hamish McDonald

Dr Robert O’Neill AO

Lieutenant General John Sanderson AC

Mr James Wolfensohn KBE AO

Mr Richard Woolcott AC email


Fellows 2009

Professor Hilary Charlesworth

Professor Jocelyn Chey AM

Professor Peter Edwards AO

The Hon Elizabeth Evatt AC

Mr Owen Harries

Mr John McCarthy AO

Emeritus Professor Nancy Viviani AO

Mr Denis Warner OBE


Fellows 2010

Professor Bruce Grant

Mr Allan Gyngell AO

Professor Helen Hughes AO

Dr Janet Hunt

Mr James Ingram AO email

Mr Baillieu Myer AC

Mr Ric Smith AO PSM


Fellows 2011  

Mr Graeme Dobell

Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale AO

Ms Joanna Hewitt AO

The Hon Professor Robert Hill

Professor Neville Meaney

Ms Colleen Ryan

Professor Hugh White AO

Mr Garry Woodard


Fellows 2012

Professor Joan Beaumont

Mr Rowan Callick

Dr Francis Gurry

Professor Stuart Harris AO

Professor John Legge AO

Professor Wang Gungwu

Professor Samina Yasmeen AM


Fellows 2013

Professor James Cotton AM

Professor James Crawford AC

Professor Harold Crouch

Mr Rawdon Dalrymple AO

Ms Erika Feller

Mr Hugh Morgan AC

Mr Dennis Richardson AO

Mr Tony Walker


Fellows 2014

Professor Desmond Ball AO

Reverend Tim Costello AO

Mr Philip Flood AO

Ms Jenny McGregor AM

Mr Geoffrey Miller AO

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs


Fellows 2015

The Hon Kim Beazley AC

Geraldine Doogue AO

The Hon Alexander Downer AC

Dr Ken Henry AC

David Irvine AO

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Professor John Ravenhill

Elizabeth Reid AO FASSA

Penny Wensley AC


Fellows 2016

Dr Sue Boyd

Dr Alison Broinowski

Clive Hildebrand AM

Martine Letts

Greg Sheridan AO

Professor Russell Trood

Peter Varghese AO

Tony Wheeler AO and Maureen Wheeler AO


Fellows 2017

Colin Chapman

John W. H. Denton AO

Dr Helen Durham AO

Helen Evans AO

Bill Farmer AO

John Menadue AO

Professor Ramesh Thakur

Michael Thawley AO


Fellows 2018

The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Emeritus Professor Peter Boyce AO

Sean Dorney

Linda Jakobson

Paul Kelly

Professor Tim Lindsey AO

Murray McLean AO

Helen Szoke AO

Professor Michael Wesley


Fellows 2019

Melissa H. Conley Tyler

Professor Stephen Cordner

Michael Costello AO

Sir Rod Eddington AO

Andrew Forrest AO

Professor Anthony Milner AM

Andrew Parker

Professor Shirley Scott


Fellows 2020

Professor Nick Bisley

Professor Caitlin Byrne

Peter Grey

Miles Kupa

Professor Bill Maley AM FASSA

Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki


Fellows 2021

The Honourable Frances Adamson AC

Stan Grant

Dr Meg Gurry

Major General (retd) Duncan Edward Lewis AO DSC CSC

Dr Heather Smith

The Honourable Warwick Smith AO

Gary Quinlan AO

Professor Jacqui True FASSA


Nominations for 2022 Fellowship awards are now open. Any member (including South Australian and Northern Territory subscribers) or fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs can nominate a candidate for this highly prestigious award. Fellows will be decided by an independent committee appointed by the AIIA Board. Please nominate your candidate for an AIIA Fellowship by filling out this form. Nominations close on June 1, 2022.