Malcolm Turnbull Meets Peter Frankopan | How To Academy



Tue, 18 August 2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am GMT


Malcolm Turnbull Meets Peter Frankopan

Australia’s 29th Prime Minister meets the bestselling author of The Silk Roads to explore his extraordinary life in politics and beyond – from toppling Tony Abbott to standing up to Trump.

Malcolm Turnbull became Australia’s PM as a political outsider, riding a wave of excitement both at home and abroad. The three years that followed saw triumphs delivered in the face of intense opposition – from the legalisation of gay marriage to establishing the clean energy initiative, Snowy Hydro 2.0. But the dogged infighting that plagued Australian politics for a decade did not end when Turnbull became Prime Minister – and his time in office was cut short by a right-wing insurgency.

In this conversation with Oxford historian and bestselling author of The Silk Roads, Peter Frankopan, Malcolm will explore his successes and failures, giving candid insights into the colourful characters and controversies of top-tier politics and the contentious events of his life.

Don’t miss this chance to hear his reflections on a remarkable life and career – and his thoughts on our global future.

This event takes place at 9:00am BST.

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Malcolm Turnbull

Lawyer and businessman turned politician who served as Australia’s 29th Prime Minister.

Australia’s 29th Prime Minister (2015-2018) Malcolm Turnbull had international careers in law, business and the media before entering politics at the age of 50. As Prime Minister, he reformed Australia’s personal income tax, education and childcare systems, oversaw the legalisation of same sex marriage and announced the construction of the biggest pumped hydro scheme in the southern hemisphere.

Peter Frankopan

Professor of Global History, Oxford

Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University and Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, published by Bloomsbury in 2015, was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller and remained in the top 10 for nine months after publication. It was named one of the ‘Books of the Decade’ 2010-2020 by the Sunday Times. The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World was published by Bloomsbury in 2018 and won the Human Sciences prize of the Carical Foundation in 2019.