The international order is undergoing a transformation as a result of rising geopolitical tensions among major powers, growing challenges to the liberal order, slowdown in the global economy, and rapid technological development. What are India’s and Australia's perspectives on the current international environment? What are their visions for the world order in the years to come? 

Carnegie India, in partnership with the Perth USAsia Centre, will host a panel discussion to examine Indian and Australian perspectives on these questions. This will feature former Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith, former Australian Foreign Secretary Peter Varghese, and Anil Wadhwa, former secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs, India. The discussion will be moderated by Jyoti Malhotra, national and strategic affairs editor at Print


Stephen Smith is a professor of public international law at the University of Western Australia. Previously, he was the Australian minister for defense and minister for foreign affairs.

Peter Varghese is the chancellor at the University of Queensland. Previously, he was the secretary of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Anil Wadhwa is a distinguished fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation. Previously, he was secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. 


Jyoti Malhotra is the national and strategic affairs editor at Print.