Frances Adamson, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Frances Adamson, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

SA
Feb 16
Join CEDA as Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary, Frances Adamson discusses the highlights from the Foreign Policy White Paper.

Speakers

Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Professor Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic), The University of Adelaide

Event overview

Launched by the Prime Minister on 24 November 2017, the Foreign Policy White Paper is the first comprehensive review of Australia's international engagement for 14 years. It delivers a framework to ensure Australia’s prosperity and security by guiding our international efforts over the next decade and beyond.

The paper highlights the immense opportunities for Australia in our region and across the world if we continue to engage proactively with the rising economies of the Indo-Pacific. It also recognises that we live in an increasingly uncertain and contested time for the region and globally, with rising protectionist sentiment and challenges to the international rules-based order.

Meet the speaker

Frances Adamson
Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Frances Adamson is Australia’s senior most diplomat. Prior to her appointment as the first female to head DFAT, Frances was International Adviser to Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull. She has previously served as Australia’s Ambassador to China, in the Consulate-General in Hong Kong and advised Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence. Ms Adamson has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and was a recipient of a 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Meet the chair

Professor Pascale Quester
Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Academic), The University of Adelaide

Pascale established the marketing discipline as one stream of the commerce degree when she joined the School of Commerce in 1991. As an active researcher in the areas of consumer behaviour and marketing communications, she is the author of two leading textbooks and many journal publications. Pascale has been actively involved in developing links with overseas institutions in Malaysia and France and has held several appointments as visiting professor in overseas institutions including La Sorbonne, ESSEC and the University of La Reunion. She is the director of the Franco-Australian Centre for International Research in Marketing (FACIREM).

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