Chancellor, Australian National University
THE HON JULIE BISHOP McCain Institute Kissinger Fellow Chancellor of Australian National University Former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon Julie Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018 – the first woman to hold the position. To international acclaim, Ms Bishop was one of the leaders of the international response to the shooting down of Malaysian airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. That included achieving a key United Nations Security Council Resolution (2166) to support an international investigation and facilitate access to the crash site and recovery of the bodies. The US Embassy in Canberra awarded the U.S. Mission Award for Leadership Excellence to Ms Bishop in 2018. In a political career spanning over 20 years, Julie also served as Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister for Women’s Issues and Minister for Ageing. She was the first female Deputy Leader of the Federal Liberal Party, in that role for 11 years. Prior to entering politics, Ms Bishop was Managing Partner of the law firm Clayton Utz in Perth, Western Australia. Ms Bishop is currently the Chancellor of Australian National University, chair of Telethon Kids Medical Research Institute, chair of Prince’s Trust Australia, a member of the international advisory boards of Afiniti and the Human Vaccines Project and is the Patron of Shooting Stars – an education program for young aboriginal girls. In 2020 Ms Bishop was awarded a Fisher Family Fellowship for the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs. In 2021 she was awarded the Kissinger Fellowship at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State She has also established a boutique advisory firm, Julie Bishop and Partners.