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Julie Bishop

Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia

The Hon. Julie Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until her resignation in 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years. 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. In 2021, Julie was awarded the Kissinger Fellowship at the McCain Institute of International Leadership at Arizona State University. Julie is the Chancellor of Australian National University, Chair of Telethon Kids Institute, Chair of Prince’s Trust Australia, a member of the international advisory boards of Afiniti and the Human Vaccines Project. She is also a member of the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2020, Julie was awarded a Fisher Family Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School. In 2021, Julie was appointed by the UK Government to the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC).

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The Sedona Forum is the McCain Institute’s annual, high-level gathering of national and international leaders held each spring at the Enchantment Resort in the red rock country of Sedona, Arizona. Starting from the assumption of character-driven leadership and core democratic values, The Sedona Forum convenes thought-leaders, decision makers, activists and diverse experts to discuss approaches and solutions to real-world problems.