Dr Lachlan Strahan
Dr Strahan is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and is currently First Assistant Secretary, South and West Asia Division. He has previously served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission, Australian High Commission, New Delhi.
Dr Strahan holds a Doctor of Philosophy in History from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. His second book, Day of Reckoning, which traces Australia’s efforts to restore law and order in Papua New Guinea after WWII, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Australian history prize in 2006.