15 Minutes in Canberra

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in foreign policy? Canberra is buzzing with seasoned foreign affairs and strategic policy experts, but for newcomers and mid-tier professionals, the ‘Canberra bubble’ can be tricky to navigate.

Join host Hayley Channer on the ground as she speaks with colleagues from government, academia, and the private sector, to bring you their unique policy insights and career advice in a neat 15 minutes.  

Based in Canberra, Australia, Hayley Channer is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre.

Asian power shifts and where Southeast Asia fits in

Australia has established a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with ASEAN and participated in the inaugural ASEAN-Australia summit in 2021. But despite warming relations with Southeast Asia, there remains the unresolved question: how can Australia nurture its relationships with Southeast Asian countries and pursue an approach to China that is different from other countries’ in the region? To answer such questions, host Hayley Channer is joined on the podcast by Lowy Institute’s Power and Diplomacy Program Research Fellow and Project Director, and former Office of National Intelligence Official, Susannah Patton.

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