Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

NSW: Lunchtime Lecture Tuesday 29 November 2016

  • 29 Nov 2016
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Tuesday 29 November  Sir Herman Black Lecture   Greg Sheridan The Australian's foreign editor

To be held at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Level 1 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.  Attendance fees are:  Members $10.00; Non-members $15.00. Pre-event registration is unnecessary. 

Greg Sheridan is The Australian newspaper's foreign editor and is one of Australia's most respected and influential analysts of foreign affairs. Growing up in Sydney, Greg graduated from Sydney University with an arts degree in 1977 and was an active participant in the student politics of the time, along with future high-profile Liberals Tony Abbott and Peter Costello. 
He began his journalistic career 30 years ago with The Bulletin, and his coverage of Vietnamese refugee stories in the period after the Vietnam War sparked a lifelong interest in Asia and regional politics. He joined The Australian in 1984 and worked in Beijing, Washington and Canberra before returning to Sydney as foreign editor in 1992. Greg knows the structures and societies of Australia's neighbours intimately and has interviewed prime ministers and presidents in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and many other countries. 

He is also a keen observer of US international affairs and is on close terms with senior figures in Washington. Greg is the author of several books on Asia and Australia's role in the region. 

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