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Global Futurist & Commentator

Dr Keith Suter is one of Australia’s most influential futurists and media commentators in local and global affairs. He has achieved three doctorates and held many strategic leadership roles. In 2019, he was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division), for significant service to international relations, and to the Uniting Church in Australia.

Dr Suter frequently appears on radio and television discussing politics and international affairs. He has been, for many years, the Foreign Affairs Editor on Channel 7’s Sunrise Program.

Polished and highly professional, Dr Suter is in demand as an MC and conference facilitator. A consummate presenter, he carefully researches and tailors his keynotes, workshops and conference sessions to ensure they are without doubt, entertaining, highly compelling and captivating. With skill and humour, he holds the attention of his audiences as he interprets complex international social and business issues.

Dr Keith Suter has been appointed to many prestigious roles throughout his career, including Chairperson of the International Humanitarian Law Committee of Australian Red Cross (NSW), Chairperson of the International Commission of Jurists (NSW), Director of Studies at the International Law Association (Australian Branch) and Managing Director of the Global Directions think tank.

Dr Suter has been a member of the prestigious Club of Rome since 1993. The Club is “an informal association of independent leading personalities from politics, business and science, men and women who are long-term thinkers interested in contributing in a systemic interdisciplinary and holistic manner to a better world. The Club of Rome members share a common concern for the future of humanity and the planet.” The club has only 100 members, with Mikhail Gorbachev amongst them.

Dr Suter is a Life Member of the United Nations Association of Australia in recognition of his service. At various times from 1978 to 1999, he served as the national president of the organisation and took on the roles of the WA and NSW state president. He was the President of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (1991-1998) at the University of Sydney, and a Consultant on Social Policy with the Wesley Mission’s for 17 years. He served as a consultant for a number of other organisations, with a focus on local and international issues. He is also an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Suter has achieved three doctorates. The first of these was about the international law of guerrilla warfare (University of Sydney), and the second about the social and economic consequences of the arms race (Deakin University). Dr Suter’s third doctorate was on scenario planning (Sydney University). Among Dr Keith Suter’s many books are All about Terrorism: Everything you were afraid to ask and Global Order and Global Disorder: Globalization and the Nation-State and 50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues… But Were Too Afraid to Ask.

Dr Keith Suter Speaks About:

Dr Keith Suter has a number of key topic areas, however he always tailors his presentations in response to a client’s brief. His discussions are always very topical and audience-specific.

  • Futurist
  • Global Affairs
  • National Affairs
  • Globalisation
  • Leadership
  • Economics
  • Not-for-profit organisational development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Governance
  • The Environment

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Keith Suter AM

Global Futurist & Commentator

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Keith Suter AM

Global Futurist & Commentator

Dr Keith Suter is one of Australia’s most influential futurists and media commentators in local and global affairs. He has achieved three doctorates and held many strategic leadership roles. In 2019, he was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division), for significant service to international relations, and to the Uniting Church in Australia.

Dr Suter frequently appears on radio and television discussing politics and international affairs. He has been, for many years, the Foreign Affairs Editor on Channel 7’s Sunrise Program.

Polished and highly professional, Dr Suter is in demand as an MC and conference facilitator. A consummate presenter, he carefully researches and tailors his keynotes, workshops and conference sessions to ensure they are without doubt, entertaining, highly compelling and captivating. With skill and humour, he holds the attention of his audiences as he interprets complex international social and business issues.

Dr Keith Suter has been appointed to many prestigious roles throughout his career, including Chairperson of the International Humanitarian Law Committee of Australian Red Cross (NSW), Chairperson of the International Commission of Jurists (NSW), Director of Studies at the International Law Association (Australian Branch) and Managing Director of the Global Directions think tank.

Dr Suter has been a member of the prestigious Club of Rome since 1993. The Club is “an informal association of independent leading personalities from politics, business and science, men and women who are long-term thinkers interested in contributing in a systemic interdisciplinary and holistic manner to a better world. The Club of Rome members share a common concern for the future of humanity and the planet.” The club has only 100 members, with Mikhail Gorbachev amongst them.

Dr Suter is a Life Member of the United Nations Association of Australia in recognition of his service. At various times from 1978 to 1999, he served as the national president of the organisation and took on the roles of the WA and NSW state president. He was the President of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (1991-1998) at the University of Sydney, and a Consultant on Social Policy with the Wesley Mission’s for 17 years. He served as a consultant for a number of other organisations, with a focus on local and international issues. He is also an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Suter has achieved three doctorates. The first of these was about the international law of guerrilla warfare (University of Sydney), and the second about the social and economic consequences of the arms race (Deakin University). Dr Suter’s third doctorate was on scenario planning (Sydney University). Among Dr Keith Suter’s many books are All about Terrorism: Everything you were afraid to ask and Global Order and Global Disorder: Globalization and the Nation-State and 50 Things You Want to Know About World Issues… But Were Too Afraid to Ask.

Dr Keith Suter Speaks About:

Dr Keith Suter has a number of key topic areas, however he always tailors his presentations in response to a client’s brief. His discussions are always very topical and audience-specific.

  • Futurist
  • Global Affairs
  • National Affairs
  • Globalisation
  • Leadership
  • Economics
  • Not-for-profit organisational development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Governance
  • The Environment

Client testimonials

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