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.

Chris Uhlmann

ABC journalist and documentary maker

James Unkles

Legal Officer, Royal Australian Navy reserve

Stephen Walmsley

Former judge, District Court of NSW; Author, The Trials of Justice Murphy

Michael Waterhouse

Author of Not a Poor Man’s Field: The New Guinea Goldfields to 1942

Anne Watson

Architecture & design curator & author of The Poisoned Chalice

Michael Wesley

Director, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and author Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry & Asia’s New Geopolitics

Craig Wilcox

Historian & author of “Breaker Morant: The Murderer as Martyr” in Zombie Myths of Australian Military History

Cassandra Wilkinson

Name:  Cassandra Wilkinson Bio: Author, Don't Panic: Nearly everything is better than you think [Pluto Press] Former Keneally government senior adviser The Sadness Epidemic and the Slandering of Freedom - 19th June 2007 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.19 No.3 in 2007 The Politics Of Small DifferencesCassandra Wilkinson is a columnist with The Australian. [...]

Jacquelynne Willcox

MD & Executive Vice President at Powell Tate Australia

Roy Williams

Lawyer & author, In God They Trust

Tim Wilson

Human Rights Commissioner

Alastair Wilson

CEO, School for Social Entrepreneurs, London

Clare Wright

Name:  Dr Clare Wright Bio: Historian and author, most recently, of You Daughters of Freedom

Alex Wodak

Name:  Alex Wodak Bio: Alcohol & Drug Service, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney Crime, Drugs and Society This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.8 No.4 in 1997 (pages 69-98)

Alan Wood

Name:  Alan Wood Bio: Economics Editor, The Australian Remembering Black Jack – 29th March 1994 This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.6 No.3 in 1994 (pages 22-34)

Diana Wyndham

Author, Norman Haire and the Study of Sex

Muhammad Yunus

Social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank

Walter Zaryckyj

Executive Director, Centre for US-Ukrainian Relations

Aaron Zelin

Fellow [Expertise on Extremist Groups], The Washington Institute

Bartholomaeus Zielinski

Menzies Centre for Australian Studies and Arts & Humanities Research Institute

Mike Zorbas

The Sydney Institute Board member