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Sugden Oration with John McCarthy AO: Winds of Change? Australian Foreign Policy After the Election
John McCarthy AO
John McCarthy AO is a former Australian career diplomat, with posts including ambassadorships to Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, the United States, Indonesia, Japan and India. Since leaving DFAT, where he was Chief of Staff to the then Foreign Minister, Andrew Peacock, Chief Legal Officer and Deputy Secretary, he has been National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, has chaired the Australian Australia–India Council and has been co-convenor of the Australian–Indonesia dialogue. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Griffith Asia Institute. John has been involved in the private sector, including as Senior Adviser to Mitsubishi Materials Corporation. He was appointed an Officer of the Order for Australia in 1999.