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The Menzies Australia Institute works with colleagues across King's and partner institutions in Australia to:

  • Support Australia-focused research and teaching at King's College London
  • Promote research innovation through collaborations between King's and Australia-based researchers
  • Develop policy-making and public affairs connections between Australia and the UK

Our key projects include:

Australia UK Leadership Forum

In partnership with The Policy Institute, the Menzies Australia Institute delivers the Australia UK Leadership Forum (AUKLF).

The AUKLF is a high-level meeting designed to shape and deepen the relationship between the UK and Australia. It will bring together policymakers, researchers and civil servants to tackle the challenges shared between both countries. The core themes are:

• Security
• Economic cooperation and trade
• Research and innovation
• Cultural collaboration

The next forum will take place in London in 2020. The current 'Australia and UK in Conversation' series creates dialogue and working papers for the upcoming forum.


King's Indigenous

In 2019 the Menzies Australia Institute is proud to launch King’s Indigenous, an Indigenous-led research, teaching and service project in the heart of London. Contributors will identify key global challenges facing First Peoples and develop strategic responses using collaborative First-People-centred, ‘lawful’, clear-sighted, and innovative research methodologies, with outputs directed towards policy, practice as well as scholarly debate and theory. 

The goals of King's Indigenous are:

  • To contribute to the internationalisation of Australian Indigenous Knowledge through Indigenous-led research, teaching and engagement at the interface of multiple cultures in the heart of London.
  • To develop innovative approaches to global challenges by exploring, testing and applying First-Peoples-centred concepts and practices of research, exchange and teaching.
  • To build new, ‘decolonised’, robust, nurturing and sustainable structures of pedagogy fit for a period of extraordinary environmental, technological, economic and social change.
  • To develop pathways for research, educational, political, administrative, economic, financial, and/or cultural leadership by First Peoples at local, national and international levels.
  • To begin scoping the feasibility, value to Australian and other First Peoples, and potential benefit for the United Kingdom and King’s College London, of developing a global First Peoples-centred research, teaching, and knowledge exchange in London.


Menzies Screening Series

The Menzies Australia Institute hosts an annual series of film screenings convened by Dr Stephen Morgan.

The 2017/18 series positioned film visions of Australian within a transnational context, while the 2018/19 series focuses on cinema's role in perpetuating and solidifying settler colonial regimes, not only in Australia, but also in the fellow 'White Dominions' of Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Each session begins with a short contextual introduction by Dr Morgan and is followed by an open group discussion. The screenings are free and open to all, but advance booking is necessary.


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