October 7 – Confucius Institute Annual Lecture

Join us on October 7 for our Annual Lecture with special guest Frances Adamson.



Former Australian Ambassador to China and current Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Frances Adamson will discuss her perspectives on Australia and China as both countries move forward in the 21st century.

Held in the Historic Elder Hall on North Terrace this free public lecture will feature an address from Secretary Adamson and a chance to ask questions in a Q&A session.

Date: 7th October 2017
Time: 5.00 PM
Duration: 1 Hour
Venue: Elder Hall, North Terrace, the University of Adelaide
Cost: Free

Frances Adamson has led the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as Secretary since 25 August 2016.

From 2011 to 2015, Ms Adamson was Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.  She served in the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong in the late 1980s during the early years of China’s reform and opening.  From 2001 to 2005, she was seconded as Representative to the Australian Commerce and Industry Office in Taipei.

Ms Adamson has twice served in the Australian High Commission in London, as Deputy High Commissioner from 2005 to 2008 and as Political Counsellor from 1993 to 1997.

She was Chief of Staff to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and then the Minister for Defence from 2009 to 2010.

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