Past events

Climate & Recovery Initiative Public Forum

Climate & Recovery Initiative Public Forum On 23 November, CPD co-hosted a public forum as part of the Climate & Recovery Initiative. We were joined by three special guest speakers: APRA Executive Board...

Our Federation and education in the wake of COVID-19 | ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue | October 2020

On 8 October, we hosted our first ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue for 2020, on ‘Our Federation and Education in the wake of COVID-19’.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now hosting this series as...

Can Australia Deliver? | John Menadue Oration by Professor Megan Davis | October 2020

2020 John Menadue Oration by Professor Megan Davis Can Australia Deliver? The third instalment of CPD’s flagship event, named after our founding Chairperson John Menadue AO, reflected the world in which it took place....

John Menadue Oration 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have rescheduled the John Menadue Oration for 2020 with Professor Megan Davis. Professor Megan Davis will deliver CPD’s third John Menadue Oration on Thursday 15 October 2020....

Special Covid-19 Roundtable

On 30 March, CPD convened a group of leaders from health, business, policy and philanthropy to discuss Australia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We held this roundtable virtually, in lieu of our 2020 John...

John Menadue Oration 2020: postponed

As I’m sure you will understand, we have decided to postpone the third John Menadue Oration with Professor Megan Davis, that was to have taken place on 30 March in Sydney. This is a...

The future of Australia’s soft power | ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue | December 2019

On 3 December, we hosted our fifth ANU-CPD Policy Dialogue for 2019. Our focus was the future of Australia’s soft power. The roundtable discussion featured opening remarks from Professor Geoffrey Wiseman (Director, Asia-Pacific College...

CPD Business Roundtable on Climate and Sustainability | EVENT | November 2019

On 21 November, CPD convened a business roundtable on climate change and sustainability which brought together senior executives and directors from Australia’s biggest banks, insurers, investors, businesses and superannuation funds, senior representatives from Australia’s leading...

Eighth meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | June 2019

Key documents for the eighth ADFM meeting: Full agenda and participant list Participant profiles Briefing Papers Co-Convenors’ Statement The eighth meeting of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) was held from 27-29 June...

Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region | ROUNDTABLE | June 2019

Yesterday, CPD co-hosted a special roundtable event with the Bangladesh High Commission on ‘Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region: Bilateral Relations and Challenges for the Region from Forced Displacement’ in Melbourne. We...