The Menzies Research Centre is delighted to invite you to attend the fourth annual John Howard Lecture, to be delivered by UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon William Hague MP, at 10.30am on Thursday 17 January 2013, in the Strangers' Dining Room at the NSW State Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Former Prime Minister Hon John Howard OM AC, after whom the Lecture is named, will propose the vote of thanks.
Senator the Hon George Brandis SC, Shadow Attorney-General, will introduce Mr Hague.
Registration and refreshments will be from 10am, with further refreshments at the conclusion of the lecture and question time at 11.30am. Entry to the Strangers' Dining Room is via the Speakers' Hallway – take the first door left after exiting security screening (it will be signposted).
Please complete the registration form and return it with your payment ($65.00 per person, including GST) by Tuesday 15 January 2013.
The Menzies Research Centre established the John Howard Lecture to honour John Howard's outstanding contribution to Australian public life over more than 30 years. The Lecture has become a significant event on the Australian policy and political calendar.
We are delighted that the 2013 John Howard Lecture will be given by the British Foreign Secretary. This is the major foreign policy address of Mr Hague's forthcoming visit to Australia.
Mr Hague was elected to Parliament in 1989 and is the Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorkshire). He was the Leader of the Conservative Party between 1997 and 2001, and appointed Foreign & Commonwealth Secretary in May 2010. His first book, a biography of William Pitt the Younger (2004), won 'History Book of the Year' at the National Book Awards. His following book, a biography of William Wilberforce, was published in 2007.