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Notable alumni

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Ours is a rich graduate landscape, populated by leaders, creators and trailblazers. Here is a small cross section of arts and social sciences alumni who have made their mark.

James Wolfensohn

James Wolfensohn
Ninth president of the World Bank (1995-2005)
BA(1954) LLB(1957) DScEc(1997)
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Sebastian Smee

Sebastian Smee
Art critic
BA(1995)
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Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo
Mathematics teacher
BEd (Math)(Hons)(2008)
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Jeni Klugman

Director of Gender and Development, World Bank
BEc(1986) LLB(Hons 1988)
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Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull
Former Prime Minister
BA(1977) LLB(1978)
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Glenn Stevens

Glenn Stevens
Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (2006 - 2016)
BEc(Hons 1980)
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Kip Williams

Kip Williams
Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director
BA (MECO)(2009)
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Gladys Berejiklian

Gladys Berejiklian
Premier of NSW
BA(1992) GradDipInternatStud (1996)
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Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks
Author
BA(1979) DLitt(Honoris Causa)(2007) DLitt(2007)
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Noel Pearson

Noel Pearson
Lawyer/land rights activist
BA(1987) LLB(1993)
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Clover Moore

Clover Moore
Lord Mayor, City of Sydney
BA(1969)
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Bruce Beresford

Bruce Beresford
Filmmaker
BA(1964)
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Robyn Denholm

Robyn Denholm
Chair, Tesla, Inc.
BEc(1985)
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Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer
Writer
MA(1963) DLitt(2005)
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Jane Campion

Jane Campion
Filmmaker
(Grad Dip BVA) DipVArts (1979) BVArts (1984)
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David Marr

David Marr
Journalist
LLB(1971) BA(1968) DLitt(2013)
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Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty
Artist
BVArts(1996)
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Kate Macfarlane

Manager, Alumni Engagement (Humanities and Social Sciences)

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