The 2016 Graf Oration: Global issues and their Impact on Israel and Australia

A high-powered panel will explore global issues as they impact Israel and Australia at the Graf Oration in Sydney this month.

Political and international editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Hartcher will share his insights on the topic with the audience, drawing on over 30 years of experience writing about the local and global politics.

Joining Hartcher on the panel will be research director at the Lowy Institute for International Policy Anthony Bubalo, whose is one of Australia’s leading Middle East analysts. Formerly, Bubalo worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with diplomatic postings to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Rounding out the panel will be Associate Professor Leanne Piggott, the national education director of the Centre for Social Impact, a research and advocacy group dedicated to resolving social challenges facing Australia. Piggott previously lectured in Middle East politics at the University of Sydney and was the director of Business Education at the University of Sydney Business School.

The discussion between the three panellists will be moderated by NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff.

Read the articles on J-Wire and in The Australian Jewish News.

[The Graf Oration will take place at 6:30pm on Monday, September 26 at the Shangri-La Hotel. Single tickets, corporate tables and raffle tickets can be purchased at, or by phoning (02) 9381 4000.]