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Glyn Davis AC

b. 1959

Professor Glyn Davis AC, public policy researcher, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, and Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts held postgraduate appointments as a Harkness Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, at the Brookings Institution in Washington and the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. Davis served as Director-General of Queensland’s Department of Premier and Cabinet and was Foundation Chair of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. He has made significant contributions to higher education as Chairman of the global network of leading international universities Universitas 21, and as Chair of Australia’s Group of Eight. He presented the 2010 Boyer Lectures The Republic of Learning: Higher education transforms Australia. Davis is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company and Asialink.

Updated 2018