The Sydney Institute conducts more than 50 lectures, seminars and panel discussions each year. The following lists contain the past speakers at The Sydney Institute (in order of surname) and the volume in which their speech was published in The Sydney Papers.

Murry Salby

Chair of Climate, Macquarie University

Lobsang Sangay

Prime Minister for the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India

Niki Savva

Columnist, The Australian & author So Greek

Phil Scanlan

Founder, Australian American Leadership Dialogue

Simon Schama

English historian specializing in art history, Dutch history, and French history.

Jonathan Schanzer

Senior Vice-president, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Middle-East & counter terror finance expert

Andrew Sempell

Rector, St James’ Anglican Church, Sydney

Angela Shanahan

Columnist, The Australian

Jim Short

Name:  Jim Short Bio:  A Short Analysis of Victoria’s Long-Term Problem – 10th March 1992 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.4 No.2 in 1992 (pages 75-84)

Michael Singh

Managing Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Christina Slade

Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at City University

Tim Soutphommasane

Race Discrimination Commissioner

John Spellar

British Labour Party politician, and the Member of Parliament for Warley.

Tracey Spicer

Name:  Tracey Spicer Bio: Journalist, News Anchor, Author

Alice Spigelman

Name:  Alice Spigelman Bio:  Harry Seidler – A Life – 10th April 2001 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.13 No.2 in 2001 (pages 120-130)

Barry Spurr

Inaugural Professor of Poetry and Poetics, University of Sydney [ret]

Jonathan Spyer

Ph.D, London School of Economics; Author; Commentator; Senior Research Fellow, Center for Global Research Herzliya, Israel. Dr Spyer has just returned from visits to Syria and Lebanon

Graeme Starr

Visiting Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of the Australian Catholic University & author, Carrick: Principles, Politics and Policy

Craig Stockings

Senior Lecturer History Program, ADFA Canberra & Editor of Anzac’s Dirty Dozen: 12 Myths of Australian Military History

Karen Straughan

Renowned men’s rights blogger (GirlWritesWhat)

Robert Sutter

Name:  Robert Sutter Bio:  Australia-US Relations: From Vietnam to George W Bush – 28th May 2002 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.14 No.2 in 2002 (pages 163-165)

Tom Switzer

Editor, Spectator Australia

Samuel Tadros

Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom

Alice Tay

Name:  Alice Tay Bio: A member of the Australian Delegation that visited China and Tibet in July 1991 Returning to China – A Report of the Second Delegation on Human Rights in China – 2nd December 1992 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.5 No.1 in 1993 (pages 96-106) Human Rights in China and Tibet […]

Angus Taylor

Minister for Law Enforcement & Cybersecurity

Mark Tedeschi

Barrister & Crown Prosecutor, & author of Kidnapped – the Crime that Shocked a Nation

Paul Terracini

Historian, Composer and Conductor

David Thodey

David Thodey is an Australian businessman who was the former Chief Executive Officer of Telstra. He is currently Chairman, CSIRO.

Anne Tiernan

School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University & co-author of The Gate Keepers

Khaled Abu Toameh

Arab/Israeli journalist, Jerusalem Post; Producer/Consultant NBC News

Ehud R. Toledano

Author & Professor of Ottoman and Middle East History, Tel Aviv University

Gabrielle Trainor

Inaugural Director of the GWS Giants; Lawyer and Non-Executive Director

Gillian Triggs

Dean of Sydney University Law School, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner.

Alan Tudge

Minister for Human Services

Tom Tugendhat

Conservative MP for Tonbridge & Malling, Kent, UK; former military intelligence officer; former special adviser to the UK Chief of Defence Staff

Gabrielle Upton

NSW Attorney General

Mark Vaile

Name:  Mark Vaile Bio: biogtdfgdwfg Trade – Multilateral and Bilateral – 18th November 2002 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.14 No.4 in 2002 (pages 155-162)

Ainslie Van Onselen

Sydney lawyer and company director

Amanda Vanstone

Name:  Amanda Vanstone Bio:  The Damage Done by Critics of Australia’s Immigration Policies – 6th May 2004 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.16 No.2 in 2004 (pages 91-98) The Public Death of Public Discourse – 3rd September 2002 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.14 No.4 in 2002 (pages 1-8) The Tyranny […]

Behnam Ben Taleblu

 Research Fellow, Centre for Economic & Policy Research, [London] & Emeritus Professor of Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford

David Vines

 Research Fellow, Centre for Economic & Policy Research, [London] & Emeritus Professor of Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford