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Distinguished Fellows

Dr David Brewster

David Brewster is a former corporate lawyer, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and has practised in the United States, Britain, France and Australia. He completed a doctorate in Indian strategic ...

Deirdre Coleman

Deirdre Coleman is Robert Wallace Chair of English and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Melbourne. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Deirdre obtained a BPhil ...

Dr Suranjan Das

Dr Suranjan Das presently holds the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta and Honorary Director of the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata. Dr Das is a Professor ...

Professor Susan Elliott

Professor Susan Elliott joined Monash University in March 2017 from The University of Melbourne where she held the position of Deputy Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International). In addition to Professor ...

Gareth Evans AC QC

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA has been Chancellor of the Australian National University since January 2010. He was a Cabinet Minister in the Hawke and Keating ...

Brian Hayes QC

Brian Robert Hayes QC holds a LLB (Hons) at London University, is a Honourary Life Fellow at the Planning Institute of Australia and is a Adjunct Professor at the University ...

Robin Jeffrey

Emeritus Professor, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Robin Jeffrey studied at Canada’s University of Victoria in British Columbia and the University of Sussex in the UK. He ...

Sunjoy Joshi

Mr Sunjoy Joshi is the Director of the Observer Research Foundation. He has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Allahabad University, India, as well as in Development Studies ...

Maxine McKew

Maxine McKew is a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow with the University of Melbourne and works as an advisor on education for the not for profit group Social Ventures Australia. She ...

Rob Moodie

Rob Moodie is Professor of Public Health at the University of Melbourne. Between 1998 and 2007 he was the CEO of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). He chaired the ...

Ashis Nandy

Ashis Nandy is an Indian political psychologist, a social theorist, and a contemporary cultural and political critic. Nandy has worked for more than thirty-five years on two diametrically opposite domains ...

Andrew Robb AO

Andrew Robb AO has had a career in politics since the early 90’s and directed the successful 1996 Liberal Federal election campaign.  Prior to politics, Mr Robb worked as ...

Greg Sheridan

Greg Sheridan, The Australian’s foreign editor, is the most influential foreign affairs commentator in Australia. He is the author of five books on international relations and has been foreign ...

Professor Brian Stoddart

Brian Stoddart is Professor Emeritus at La Trobe University where he served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and as Vice-Chancellor. Brian took his first two degrees at the University of Canterbury ...

Jim Varghese AM

Jim Varghese is the National Vice Chair of the Australia India Business Council and the Executive Director of the Springfield Land Corporation, where he served as the Chief Executive from ...

Pera Wells

Pera Wells was an Australian career diplomat from 1973 - 1998.  She served overseas in Africa, in the Australian mission to the United Nations, New York, in the Commonwealth Secretariat, London ...