Lowy Institute for International Policy
The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. Ranked as Australia’s top think tank, the Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on the trends shaping Australia and the world and fresh policy options on these questions.
The Institute also hosts debates and discussions within Australia and internationally. The Institute’s vision is an open Australia, engaged with the world. Their work is inspired by the knowledge that Australia’s future depends on their capacity to understand, and respond to, a rapidly changing world. They know that Australian views and ideas can make a real contribution to dealing with global challenges.
Their role is to generate and disseminate those ideas widely. Their ambition is to be the premier think tank in Asia and the Pacific on international affairs and issues that affect Australia and the region, in the interests of greater security and prosperity. Their unique position in the Asia Pacific region supports their ability to interpret and influence the debate on the world’s most dynamic region and Australia’s role in it.
The Institute’s research and analysis is accessible to anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges facing Australia within the Asia-Pacific, and the global implications of developments in the region. The Lowy Institute team of leading experts conducts research through eight primary research divisions: Australia and the World, East Asia, West Asia, Melanesia, International Security, International Economy, Global Issues, and Polling.
In 2012, research in these divisions will be guided by three broad themes:
Re-imagining Asia: changing the way we understand Asia and how it will shape Australia and the world
The future of the global economy
Fresh perspectives on global issues.
What they deliver:
Distinctive research programs and publications with independent perspectives on Australian foreign policy options and ‘on the ground’ expertise for nations interacting with the Asia Pacific region.
Events and Forums
The Institute hosts national and international experts, leaders and policy advisers in politics, business, the media, other research institutions and the public to discuss ideas in an informal and stimulating environment.
Ranked in the top 30 think tanks worldwide for the best use of the internet or social media, the Institute is also home to the influential blog ‘The Interpreter’.
The Institute has close relationships with leading international think tanks and foundations to support our research and policy ideas. Our expanding networks in Australia and internationally help support the delivery of an Asia-Pacific perspective on global issues.
As an independent think tank the Lowy Institute relies on a diverse funding base. The Institute’s work is supported by sponsorships and grants from leading Australian and international companies; foundations and Australian and international government agencies; subscriptions and ticket sales for events, and philanthropic donations from private individuals.
The Institute was founded in April 2003 by Mr Frank Lowy AC, one of Australia’s leading businessmen. He continues to provide financial support to the Institute.See more