Lowy Institute for International Policy


The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. Ranked as Australia's leading think tank, it provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on the international trends shaping Australia and the world. We deliver distinctive research programs and publications with independent perspectives on Australian foreign policy options and ‘on the ground’ expertise for nations interacting with the Asia Pacific region. The Lowy Institute hosts speeches by leading national and international figures and holds conferences to discuss key global issues. It aims to deepen the international policy debate in Australia and to give Australia a greater voice on the international stage. The Institute hosts national and international experts, leaders and policy advisers in politics, business, the media, other research institutions and the public to discuss ideas in an informal and stimulating environment. The Institute has close relationships with leading international think tanks and foundations to support our research and policy ideas. Our expanding networks in Australia and internationally help support the delivery of an Asia-Pacific perspective on global issues. The Institute was founded in April 2003 by Mr. Frank Lowy AC, one of Australia’s leading businessmen.