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The Future Leaders Series is our flagship program designed to engage Australia's future leaders in the critical issues affecting Australia, the Indo-Pacific region and the international system and equip them with the knowledge, skills and networks to respond to these challenges and shape future policy decisions.  

The Future Leaders Series comprises a series of modules, each focusing on a particular issue or challenge, which run for between 4 and 6 weeks. During a weekly workshop or seminar, participants will have the opportunity to explore the different aspects and dimensions of the issue, and the challenges and considerations facing Australian policy makers.

Each session is facilitated by a leading expert in the field, providing participants with an unparalleled opportunity to engage with and learn from today's leaders. The final week of the module will see participants apply their knowledge and ideas to drive a roundtable discussion with their peers and produce a policy brief for publication outlining their recommendations and suggestions to policymakers. 

2022 Future Leaders Series

We're excited to announce applications are open for our 2022 Future Leaders Series, our flagship program that equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and networks to respond to challenges and shape future policy decisions.

This year, the focus area for the series is on Space. This is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the very best, and shape and articulate your own views on space, the frontier that will increasingly play a larger role in the economics and security discussions of our world, and beyond.

In previous years, the series has focused on: 

2021: The Pacific

2020: Australia-US bilateral relationship

2019: Australia, multilateral fora and achieving foreign policy objectives

2018: The rise of populism 

2017: Cyber security 

2016: Climate change

Program Rundown

Introduction to Australia in Space - Module 1 - Tuesday 31st May

Policy Pitch Writing Workshop - Thursday 2nd June

Geopolitics in Space - Module 2 - Tuesday 7th June

International Law & Norms - Module 3 - Tuesday 14th June

Space 2.0: Small Space Industry - Module 4 - Tuesday 21st June

Policy Pitch Competition - Thursday 28th June

Eligibility Requirements

A later year Undergraduate student, a Postgraduate student, and/or early career professional interested in space.

An Australian citizen or permanent resident (however you may be based overseas).

To apply, fill out the form below:

Please note, there is a $25 Participation Fee. However, if you are experiencing any extenuating circumstances which may prevent you from paying this fee, we will be happy to discuss options with you further if your application is successful.

Applications Open: Tuesday 19th April 2022.

EXTENDED Applications Close: Sunday 8th May 2022.

Successful Applicants Notified: Monday 16th May 2022.

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