In this lecture, Dr Michael Wesley, Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy, examines what the China boom means for Australia. Questions he will consider include: What is the importance of prosperity to Australians relative to the other values we hold? Do the means to prosperity matter? Do the sources of our prosperity affect our politics and how we see the world?
Michael Wesley is Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for
International Policy and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
and Adjunct Professor at Griffith University and The University of
Sydney. Dr Wesley’s most recent books are There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia (New South Books 2011), Energy Security in Asia (Routledge 2007), The Howard Paradox: Australian Diplomacy in Asia 1996–2006 (ABC Books 2007), and with Allan Gyngell, the 2nd edition of Making Australian Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press 2007). He was named the winner of the 2011 John Button Prize for best writing on public policy for There Goes the Neighbourhood.