Global Voices Scholars produce a policy paper with practical recommendations on a topic related to the delegation agenda. Previous scholars have contributed to the following journals and publications: 

  • The OECD Women’s Network Journal
  • The Australian Journal of International Affairs
  • Quarterly Access
  • The Regionalist
  • The Lowy Institute Security Challenges Journal
  • The Australian Defence Force Journal
  • Official policy documents at DFAT

Scholar policy papers are also published in our online journal. 


The Global Voices program requires scholars to produce an analysis piece related to the delegation agenda. The analysis is generally a synthesised version of the scholars' policy paper and written in an editorial style intended for publication. Previous scholars have contributed to the ABC, News Limited, Fairfax, New Matilda, The Conversation, the Koori Mail and The New Internationalist.

Social media also plays a significant role at diplomatic summits and scholars are encouraged to live Tweet and post updates from the ground. The media team supports the scholars in creating a media plan for each delegation where they may choose to either: 

  • Conduct written/video interviews with senior diplomats and key stakeholders
  • Manage social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  • Create and editing short informational and promotional videos
  • Write daily wrap-up reflection pieces for the Global Voices blog