Congratulations to the 2021 AIIA Fellows!

Congratulations to the 2021 AIIA Fellows!

Published 26 Oct 2021

Each year since 2008, the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) has recognised individuals “with a strong connection to Australia who have achieved a very high level of distinction in, and made a distinguished contribution to, international affairs” by making them fellows of the institute.

In 2021, the AIIA recognised the following individuals as fellows.

  • The Honourable Frances Adamson AC: Governor of South Australia, former secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, former Australian ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
  • Stan Grant: one of Australia’s most respected journalists, with more than 30 years experience in radio and television news and current affairs, including as Global Affairs and Indigenous Affairs Analyst
    at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Senior International Correspondent for CNN.
  • Dr Meg Gurry: A leading Australian academic authority on Australia’s diplomatic relations with India.
  • Major General (retd) Duncan Edward Lewis AO DSC CSC: Former Australian ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty  Organisation, and former head of ASIO.
  • Dr Heather Smith: former secretary of the Department of Communications & deputy secretary in the Departments of the PM and Cabinet, and Foreign Affairs and Trade, & deputy director-general in the Office of National Assessments. Australia’s 2014 G20 Sherpa.
  • The Hon Warwick Smith AO: former member of the Australian House of Representatives, former executive director of Macquarie Bank, and former head of the Australia China Business Council.
  • Gary Quinlan AO: former Australian ambassador to Indonesia. Former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia’s former Senior Official to the Association of South East Asian Nations and to the East Asia Summit. Acting Secretary of DFAT during 2017.
  • Professor Jacqui True FASSA: Professor of International Relations and Director of Monash Gender Peace and Security. A leading global authority on international relations and gender studies.

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. A list of those who have received an AIIA Fellowship is available here. 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.