Copland Lecture by the Hon. Julie Bishop

Copland Lecture by the Hon. Julie Bishop

Oct 16
CEDA is delighted to welcome the Hon. Julie Bishop to deliver the 2020 Copland Lecture to discuss strategic and ethical leadership.
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The Hon. Julie Bishop, Chancellor, Australian National University, Foreign Minister of Australia 2013-18

Event Overview

In our 60th anniversary year, CEDA is honoured to have the Hon. Julie Bishop deliver the 2020 CEDA Copland Lecture.

Having represented Australia on the world stage as Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 to 2018, Julie provides unique insight into the traits of successful leaders. 

Julie will discuss Strategic and ethical leadership in a time of change and disruption, providing insights from her engagement with leaders around the world and through times of disruption. This is the leadership discussion we need in 2020.

For those located in Perth you may prefer to attend the face to face event. Please register here.

Livestream start times:
SA: 3.30pm
NT: 2.30pm
QLD: 3.00pm
WA: 1.00pm

Event presentations

Event program PDF


Meet the speaker

The Hon. Julie Bishop
Chancellor, Australian National University, Foreign Minister of Australia 2013-18

The Hon. Julie Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years. She was the longest serving Member for Curtin in the House of Representatives, elected in 1998 until 2019. Julie is currently Chancellor of Australian National University, chair of Telethon Kid’s Institute, board member of The Prince’s Trust Australia, director of The Palladium Group, member of the international advisory boards of Afiniti, Greensill Capital and the Human Vaccines Project.

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