Announcing the Next Voices: Our Sphere of Influence finalists

Announcing the Next Voices: Our Sphere of Influence finalists

Australian Foreign Affairs is delighted to announce the finalists for Next Voices: Our Sphere of Influence.

Please join us in congratulating these talented writers and foreign policy thinkers. 

  • Miranda Booth is the coordinator of the Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies and a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University.
  • Patricia Cahill is a writer and urban planner.
  • Alastair Davis is a writer currently based in Vanuatu.
  • Dom Dwyer is studying a Bachelor of Philosophy in Asia-Pacific security studies at the Australian National University.
  • Dominic Giannini is a journalist at The Wire.
  • Philippa Louey is studying an honours degree in international relations at the University of New South Wales.
  • Nic Maclellan is a correspondent for Fiji’s Islands Business magazine.
  • Dominic Simonelli is a former Europe and Eurasian Fellow for Young Australians in International Affairs.
  • Vicki Thomson is the chief executive of the Group of Eight.

Winners will be announced in September 2019. They will receive AU$100 and a one-year print and digital subscription to Australian Foreign Affairs (valued at $49.99), and will collaborate with Australian Foreign Affairs editors to refine and publish their piece. 

Next Voices seeks to encourage voices with unique perspectives on Australia’s place in the Asia-Pacific and its relationships within the region. Read the winning pieces from our first round, Next Voices: Are We Asian Yet?, here.