The Governor speaking at Sue Boyd Book Launch
The Governor speaking at Sue Boyd Book Launch

“Not Always Diplomatic” – Sue Boyd Book Launch

The Governor attended the book launch of Sue Boyd at the University Club of Western Australia. The Australian Institute of International Affairs – Western Australia in partnership with UWA Press was delighted to announce the long awaited release of Not Always Diplomatic: An Australian Woman’s Journey through international affairs, by Sue Boyd.

Not Always Diplomatic chronicles the life of a pioneer in international diplomacy and a career that has spanned the globe. Sue Boyd has been the head of Australian diplomatic missions in Fiji, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Bangladesh. She also had postings at the United Nations in New York and in the former East Germany. Sue Boyd has a story to tell from almost everywhere.

Not Always Diplomatic Book Cover
Dr Sue Boyd – “Not Always Diplomatic”

She shares this account of her life from her formative years in India, Germany, Ireland, Egypt, Cyprus and Britain through to her years at The University of Western Australia, where she was the first woman to become president of the student guild. She then explores her life as a high-flying official firmly ensconced in the ever-changing diplomatic landscape of the 80’s and 90’s.

From politics to travel to art, world leaders and everything in between, Sue’s remarkable stories make this a must read.

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