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 90 years. As a part of this mandate, the AIIA recognises exceptional contributions to Australia’s international relations as Fellows of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (FAIIA).
The AIIA congratulates the following people who have been recognised as Fellows for 2016:
- Dr Sue Boyd for her distinguished contribution to diplomacy, the community and education.
- Dr Alison Broinowski for her distinguished contribution through her diplomatic career, research and publications, especially on the interface between Australia and Asia.
- Clive Hildebrand AM for his distinguished contribution to business, particularly the sugar industry, and his leadership in the promotion of international relations.
- Martine Letts for her distinguished contribution to Australia’s international relations through her career as a diplomat and expert.
- Greg Sheridan AO for distinguished contribution to public awareness of international affairs through his role as a journalist.
- Professor Russell Trood for his distinguished contribution to Australia’s international relations as an academic, senator and non-profit leader.
- Peter Varghese AO for his distinguished contribution to the fields of foreign and trade policy and intelligence, most recently as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- Tony Wheeler AO and Maureen Wheeler AO for their distinguished contribution to intercultural understanding and their contribution to alleviating poverty.
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 1500 members across seven State and Territory branches. For more information see www.internationalaffairs.org.au
To nominate a candidate for 2017, please contact Melissa Conley Tyler, National Executive Director, on firstname.lastname@example.org