National newspaper The Australian's Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan presented a Tiffin Talk on Australia Among the Great Powers – India, China, and the United States.
Greg Sheridan is the most influential foreign affairs analyst in Australian journalism. After 25 years in the field, he is a veteran of international affairs who has interviewed leaders all over the Asia Pacific and America. He began journalism in the late 1970s at The Bulletin magazine. His first trips into Asia were to cover the Vietnamese refugee stories in the early 1980s. In 1984 he joined The Australian as an editorial writer. In 1985 he was appointed Beijing correspondent, and in 1986 and 1987 was Washington correspondent. He came back to Sydney in 1988 as chief editorial writer then in 1990 went to Canberra as the foreign affairs writer. In 1992 he returned to Sydney as the paper’s foreign editor. He has had a life-long love affair with Asia and knows its leaders and societies intimately; having interviewed presidents and prime ministers in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand, New Zealand and numerous other countries. His work has appeared in newspapers around the world, including The Sunday Times of London, The Asian Wall Street Journal, the Jakarta Post and the South China Morning Post. He is a frequent foreign affairs commentator on radio and television and is a sought-after speaker at conferences around the region.
(L-R) Amitabh Mattoo, Greg Sheridan, Wayne Lewis