About Adil Cader

Adil Cader specialises in Australian Foreign Policy and Global Diplomacy. He is the Perth based Founder and Host of ‘Talking Foreign Affairs’, in which capacity he has interviewed Prime Ministers, Presidents, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Foreign Ministers and a UN Secretary-General.

He is passionate about diplomacy education and encouraging young leaders to be more involved with global affairs.

Adil is a Pacific Forum Young Leader and is the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Ambassador for Western Australia. He is a Board Member of the Australia-Pacific Youth Dialogue, Member of the Australia-US Alliance Advisory Committee and The West Australian Women in Football Advisory Committee.

He has worked with the Australian Mission to the United Nations in New York, The Perth USAsia Centre, Future Directions International and the Department of Communities.

His Thought Leadership contributions and insights have been published by The Diplomat, The Oxford University Politics Blog, The Pacific Forum, The West Australian Newspaper and The Australian Institute for International Affairs.

He holds Masters Degrees in International Relations and International Law from the University of Western Australia. His Executive Education was with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Whilst pursuing his academics, he held Leadership Roles within the Model United Nations program in Indonesia, Bahrain, Sri Lanka and Australia. Selected to represent Australia for the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) scholarship program, he visited Tokyo and Hiroshima, where he presented to Japanese Foreign Ministry Officials on cultural diplomacy.

Adil has lived and worked in Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Australia, USA and travelled extensively across North America, Europe, The Middle East and Asia.

Adil Cader joined the HKS community after completing Leadership and Character in Uncertain times through HKS Executive Education. Read how he's utilized his HKS experience to build upon his leadership, Harvard network and even built out his vodcast most recently featuring former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon MC/MPA 1984. 

Starting life in Bahrain, Adil Cader’s worldly upbringing is now seeing him pursue his dreams. The University of Western Australia Master of International Law and Master of International Relations student is currently helping represent Australia in the United Nations after being selected for an internship by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Adil has a long-held passion for hands-on work, previously interning with various international relations think tanks and working part-time as a student library officer following his move to Australia.

“My aim is to get more young people interested in diplomacy and contribute to global affairs. I think that everyone, regardless of discipline or background, can contribute in some way to the various global challenges we face.” 

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“I’ve always been interested in the world around me, having grown up in different countries. Curious to how states interact with one another.”

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