Suzanne D. Rutland (OAM, PhD), Professor Emerita, the Department of Hebrew, Biblical & Jewish Studies, University of Sydney, is a renowned Australian Jewish historian. She has published widely on Australian Jewish history, edits the Sydney edition of the AJHS Journal, and written on issues relating to the Shoah, Israel, Soviet Jewry and Jewish education. Her book, The Jews in Australia was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. In 2008-9, Suzanne received a government grant from the Australian Prime Ministers Centre for research on ‘Australia and the campaign for Soviet Jewry’. The product of that research was published in 2015, co-written with Australian Jewish journalist, Sam Lipski, entitled Let My People Go: The Untold Story of Australia and Soviet Jews, 1959-1989 (Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers). It was the joint-winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Australian History Section. She is currently working on two books: Jewish communal advocacy since 1945 and Isi Joseph Leibler’s biography. In January 2008 she received the Medal of the Order of Australia from the Australian government for services to Higher Jewish Education and interfaith dialogue.