In my first mental health blog—What It Feels Like to Freeze on National Television—I discussed the impact of the TV studio environment in triggering my now infamous panic attack. In […]
Environmental engagement with the DPRK based on mutual interests around climate change could offer a path toward regional stability.
This lecture series contains a sample presentations from the 2016 iteration of the second-year undergraduate subject Global Environmental Politics of the 21st Century (POL2GEP) at La Trobe University, coordinated by Dr […]
In this final lecture in the “Global Environmental Politics in the 21st Century” series, Dr Benjamin Habib explores possibilities for a regenerative environmental politics based on the archetype of the […]
Dr Benjamin Habib, Paige Winkel and Nick Procter from the Department of Politics and Philosophy at La Trobe University join Nick Melaisis and his VCE Global Politics students at Catholic […]
In this lecture in the “Global Environmental Politics in the 21st Century” lecture series, Dr Benjamin Habib explores two related sustainability transitions methodologies in agroecology and permaculture. The lecture defines […]
Cultivating a holistic environmental politics and regenerative sustainability practice is one of the great challenges of our time. Part of this cultivation prompts us to network with leaders in the practice of sustainability transitions and learn from on-the-ground projects that are doing this work. One of these projects is the Herb Whisperer farm, an hour north of Beijing in China, run by the “Herb Whisperer” himself, Thomas Avery Garran.
“It is hubris to declare that humans are the central figures of life on Earth and that we are in control. In the long run, Nature is in control.” Charlene […]
Over the weekend Australia lost one of its great pioneers in sustainable development with the passing of Bill Mollison, co-creator of permaculture with David Holmgren. Author, educator, academic, researcher and […]
In this lecture in the “Global Environmental Politics in the 21st Century” series, Dr Benjamin Habib explores whaling as a quintessential international environmental politics case study that is transnational in […]
In this lecture in the “Global Environmental Politics in the 21st Century” lecture series, Dr Benjamin Habib evaluates the merits of the nuclear energy sector by exploring the stages of […]
In this lecture, Dr Benjamin Habib compares and contrasts the collection of perspectives that we can loosely position across an environmental security spectrum ranges from the traditional national security paradigm, […]
“It seems ironic that, no matter how fleeting or for how long—inquiry starts with stopping in order to observe what is going on, to notice something that is happening, to […]
Of all my writings reflecting on my life-long experiences coping with anxiety, this one is and will be the darkest. In previous postings I have described how I have coped […]
On Tuesday 5th May, Dr Kumuda Simpson, my friend and colleague from the Department of Politics and Philosophy at La Trobe University and I visited Star of the Sea College in Brighton, […]
I’m tired. I have been wearing many layers of social armour ever since I can remember, and that armour is heavy. The biggest positive to come out of my TV […]
This playlist contains select lecture material from Dr Benjamin Habib’s undergraduate subject “Contemporary Politics of Northeast Asia” (POL2CPA) at La Trobe University. This subject examines key issues in the international […]
Many of the people who have emailed me over the past month in the wake of my panic attack on ABC News Breakfast have assumed that I have trouble with […]
North Korea is in the headlines again with a statement from leader Kim Jong-un threatening a “pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice” on Washington and Seoul, saying “If we push the […]
In this blog I explore music as a powerful force in helping me not only to cope with my anxiety but also unlock some of the rarely-discussed superpowers that come with anxiety.