On Tuesday June 6th, CEO Lisa Singh joined a panel in front of a diverse and dynamic group of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians from Australia, India, Japan and the United States for the inaugural Quad Fellowship Summit.
The Quad Fellowship, operated and administered by Schmidt Futures, brings together 100 Fellows to empower the next generation of STEM leaders and build ties between the four Quad countries.
Hosted at Melbourne Connect on the University of Melbourne campus, the panel discussion followed a special address by the United States Ambassador to Australia, Caroline Kennedy. Ambassador Kennedy also interacted with the Fellows through a Q+A session.
The panel discussion focused on the strategic importance of the Quad in the Indo-Pacific region and the potential for Fellows to help further the goals of the Quad. Lisa Singh’s comments focused on the role of India in the Quad, how India sees the Quad and how each Quad country can leverage their respective strengths to contribute to promoting global public goods in the region.
Other panelists included Lauren Richardson, Lecturer in International Relations at Australian National University and The Honorable Richard Court AC, Former Australian Ambassador to Japan. The discussion was moderated by Danielle Holman, Senior Manager of the Quad Fellowship.
More information about the Fellowships can be found on the Quad Fellowship website.