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14th Sir Zelman Cowen Oration & Dinner

Wed, 13 Oct 2021
18:30 - 22:30

AIIA Victoria warmly invites you to a convivial evening at the Australian Club. Come and meet old and new friends, mingle with diplomats and members of the international community in Melbourne, and continue the tradition of acknowledging the contribution of Sir Zelman Cowen.

Former Governor-General and legal expert Sir Zelman Cowen dedicated his life to engaging the Australian public in international affairs. To honour this commitment, AIIA Victoria’s annual Sir Zelman Cowen Oration features an eminent speaker discussing a current issue that affects how Australia engages with the world.


AIIA Victoria is delighted to announce the 14th Sir Zelman Cowen Oration will be delivered by:

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology

‘Getting to Zero – Pathways, Policies and Partnerships’

Predinner drinks commence in the Ellis Rowan Room from 6:30pm, followed by a 3-course dinner in the Main Dining Room 7:30pm-10:30pm.

Dr Alan Finkel AO commenced as Special Advisor to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology in December 2020. Prior to this, he served as Australia’s Chief Scientist, President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and for eight years as Chancellor of Monash University. Dr Alan Finkel AO was appointed as Chair of the Expert Advisory Panel for the CSIRO Report on Climate and Disaster Resilience in January 2020 and was appointed as Chair of the Technology Investment Roadmap Ministerial Reference Group in February 2020. Dr Finkel led the development of the 2019 National Hydrogen Strategy and in October 2020 led a review of the systems and operations in all states and territories for effective COVID-19 testing, tracing and management.



AIIA Victoria gratefully acknowledges the Walter Mangold Trust Fund for its ongoing support of our young members.

To download the pdf flyer please click here.


Ticket Type Price
AIIA Victoria Members and Guests Any Membership Required* Log in $150.00 Membership Required
Non-Members $175.00
Table of 10 $1,500.00
Total: $
The Australian Club
110 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002, Australia

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