Graduate (Hons) in Arts and Law, Universities of Sydney and New South Wales; Master's and PhD in International Relations, and Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford. Former: Visiting Fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution, Washington DC; Adviser to Prime Minister Paul Keating; Lawyer. With the Lowy Institute for International Policy: associated with the Institute since its establishment; 2002, wrote the feasibility study for the Institute; 2003-12, Director, Global Issues Program; currently, Executive Director. Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings. Writes widely on Australian foreign policy, US foreign policy and global issues. Media commentator and speaker, Australia and abroad. Author, Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World. Co-Editor, Reports from a Turbulent Decade. Editor, Men and Women of Australia! Our Greatest Modern Speeches.