Dr Fullilove, who is the executive director of the Lowy Institute of International Policy is examining Australia’s place in the world in light of the current challenges to the global order and the shift of wealth and power eastwards, towards Asia.
To highlight the importance of Australia's relationship with Asia, the first lecture was presented at Peking University, Beijing - the first time a Boyer Lecture has been delivered outside of Australia.
The 2015 Boyer Lectures: A larger Australia
In his first lecture, titled "Present at the destruction" Dr Fullilove explains the crumbling of world order and says that as wealth and power shifts to the East, Australia finds itself in a new and precarious position.
In his second lecture, Dr Michael Fullilove examines how the dizzying rise of China has pulled Australia onto a new world stage as a key player, a leap that calls for a serious examination of foreign policy.
In his third Boyer lecture, Michael Fullilove argues the need for a larger politics and some big thinking on the economy in order to respond to global challenges, like immigration and climate policy.
In the final of the 2015 Boyer Lectures series, Dr Michael Fullilove calls for a larger and more ambitious foreign policy; one that ensures that our national interests once again align with our national capabilities.
The 2015 Boyer Lectures were broadcast on ABC Radio National.