Australia’s Leaders in International Affairs
The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) has been promoting interest in and understanding of international affairs in Australia for more than 85 years. As a part of this mandate, the AIIA launched a Fellows program in 2008 to recognise exceptional contributions to Australia’s international relations.
The AIIA congratulates the following people who have been recognised as Fellows of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (FAIIA) in 2014:
- Professor Desmond Ball AO, for his distinguished contribution to academia and the understanding of strategic and defence studies.
- Reverend Tim Costello AO, for his distinguished contribution to social justice through his role as the Chief Executive of World Vision Australia.
- Philip Flood AO, for his distinguished contribution to Australia’s foreign policy through role including Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
- Jenny McGregor, for her distinguished contribution to Australia-Asia cooperation through her role as founding CEO of Asialink.
- Geoffrey Miller AO, for his distinguished contribution as a leader in Australia’s foreign affairs and diplomacy.
- Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, for her distinguished contribution to international law and through her role as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The overriding criterion for selection was that the person has achieved a high level of distinction in, and made a distinguished contribution to, Australia’s international relations. Nominations received from AIIA members and others were assessed in confidence by a selection committee made up of members of AIIA’s National Executive Team and existing Fellows. For a full list of Fellows of the AIIA since 2008 see: www.internationalaffairs.org.au/about-us/fellows-of-the-aiia/
The Australian Institute of International Affairs was established in 1924 as an independent non-political body to promote interest in and understanding of international affairs. It operates nationwide with more than 1400 members across seven State and Territory branches.The AIIA hosts more than 180 events per year, and circulates ideas via its publications including the Australian Journal of International Affairs. For more information see www.internationalaffairs.org.au
ENQUIRIES: Melissa Conley Tyler, National Executive Director; 0409 765 787; ceo@international affairs.org.au