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.

Alexander Nalbandov

Name:  Alexander Nalbandov Bio: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georgia Georgia In 2010: Afghanistan, Georgian Foreign Policy & Trade and Investment – 15th November 2010

Andrew Neil

Chairman of Spectator Magazines, British journalist and broadcaster

John Nethercote

Adjunct Professor, Australian Catholic University, Canberra Campus

Campbell Newman

Former premier of Queensland & Lord Mayor of Brisbane

Maurice Newman

Chairman, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Thomas Nides

Deputy Secretary of State – Management & Resources, US Department of State

Fred Nile

Leader of the Christian Democrats, NSW

Matt Noffs

Founder of the Street University

Naomi Noffs

Founder of the Street University

Jesse Norman

UK Minister for Roads & author of Edmund Burke: The Visionary Who Invented Modern Politics

Louis Nowra

Writer, playwright, screenwriter and librettist & author, most recently, of Kings Cross: A Biography

Kelly O’Dwyer

Minister for Revenue & Financial Services

Clare O’Farrell

Lecturer, School of Cultural and Language Studies in Education, Queensland University of Technology; Author Michel Foucault[Sage Publications, 2005]

John O’Mahony

Director, Deloitte Access Economics & Former Labor Minister

Helen O’Neill

Journalist & author, most recently of A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

Martin O’Shannessy 

Partner, OmniPoll

Brendan O’Connor

Minister for Small Business, Minister for Housing and Homelessness

Barry Oakley

Author & playwright

Mohamed Abdel Hay El-Orabi

Head of Congress Party, Egypt, former Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs

Brad Orgill

Former investment banker & author Why Labor should Savour its Greens

George Osborne

Chancellor of the Exchequer, United Kingdom

Caroline Overington

Associate Editor, The Australian

Sev Ozdowski

Director, Equity and Diversity, Western Sydney University and Adjunct Professor, Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney

Maralyn Parker

Columnist, Daily Telegraph; author, My School: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Martin Parkinson

Secretary to the Treasury

Aaron Patrick

Deputy Editor, The Australian Financial Review & author Credlin & Co., How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself

Noel Pearson

Name:  Noel Pearson Bio:  Mabo and the Federal Election Campaign – 20th February 1996 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.8 No.2 in 1996 (pages 22-32)

Michael Pembroke

Author, Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy

Andrew Penn

CEO of Telstra

Dominic Perrottet

NSW Minister for Finance & Services

Michael Collins Persse

Educator at Geelong Grammar & biographer

Daniel Pipes

President of the Middle East Forum; Columnist Washington Times

Patryk Pleskot

Works at Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw; Author of several books and articles

Tanya Plibersek

Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Education, Shadow Minister for Women

Anya Poukchanski

Sydney lawyer and former editor of Sydney University’s student papers Honi Soit and The Bull.

Ann-Marie Priest

Author, A Free Flame – Australian Women Writers and Vocation

Helen Proctor

Lecturer Sydney University & author, Bringing Up Baby in the 21st Century

Susan Ramage

Historian & author of Kokoda Secret

Sophie Raymond

Co-Director, Mrs Carey’s Concert

Raheel Raza

Award winning writer, professional speaker, diversity consultant, documentary filmmaker and playwright and author of “Their jihad… not my jihad”

Matthew Ricketson

Professor in Journalism at Canberra University

Peter Ridd

Geophysicist at College of Science & Engineering, James Cooks University

David Roberts

Senior Lecturer, New England University

John Robertson

Former NSW Labor Leader

Steven Rosen

Director of the Middle East Forum’s Washington Project

Claudia Rosett

Name:  Claudia Rosett Bio: Editorial Page Editor: Asian Wall Street Journal Trade and Hong Kong/Taiwan/Southern China – 1st June 1993 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.5 No.2 in 1993 (pages 46-50) Political and Economic Developments in the Asia-Pacific – 5th February 1991 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.3 No.1 in 1991 (pages […]

Adam Rotfeld

Name: Prof Adam Rotfeld Bio: Former Polish Foreign Affairs Minister; Co-Chairman of the Polish-Russian Group for Difficult Matters; Member, Advisory Board for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament Poland and Russia – 28th September 2009

Ken Roth

Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

Michelle Rowland

Member for Greenway

Michael Rubin

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Senior Lecturer, Center for Civil-Military Relations; Senior Editor, Middle East Quarterly.

John Ruddick

Mortgage Broker; Contested the Liberal Party [NSW] Presidential elections in 2011 & 2012

Penny Russell

Author of Savagery and Civility: A History of Manners in Colonial Australia

Suzanne Rutland

Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney