Join former diplomat Ian Kemish as he speaks about his book The Consul. This is an insider account from Australia's diplomatic frontline and an event not be be missed. The book will be available for sale at the event. Canapes and refreshments supplied courtesy of Holding Redlich

You can attend this event in person or view it online. If attending in person, please arrive at Holding Redlich by 5.30pm for registration and drinks. If viewing online, details of the Zoom link will be sent to you by email on August 23

As head of Australia's consular service, Ian Kemish played a central role in the nation's response to some of the most dramatic events of the early twenty-first century, including the September 11 attacks and the 2002 Bali bombings. He led the small band of Australian consuls as they confronted the new challenges of global jihadism, supporting families who lost loved ones, and negotiated the release of Australians unjustly detained abroad.

In The Consul, Kemish offers a unique and personal perspective on Australia's foreign affairs challenges of the last two decades, from hostage diplomacy to natural disasters and evacuations from war zones. This timely and engaging book also asks us to consider how world events have changed the way we travel now and in the future.


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