In this presentation to the 2017 Social Education Victoria VCE Teachers’ Conference, Dr Benjamin Habib explores the causes of climate change, the key actors in international climate politics, and the international mechanisms for cooperating to address greenhouse gas mitigation and climate adaptation. The presentation concludes by assessing the state of international climate politics in the new era of US President Donald Trump.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Audio of my presentation at the Australian Institute of International Affairs – Victoria on Thursday 25th February 2016, exploring the relationship between the North Korean government’s efforts at strengthening its […]
On Friday 12th February 2016 I had the pleasure of returning to the Albury-Wodonga chapter of the University of the Third Age to speak about the 2015 Environment and Sustainability […]
In my well-publicised blog post What it feels like to ‘freeze’ on national television, I painstakingly relived the excruciating emotional and physical experience of suffering a panic attack during an […]
Jon Faine interviews Dr Ben Habib on Mornings, 774 ABC Melbourne, about Ben’s anxiety attack on live television and subsequent blog posting describing that experience. See Also: Ben Habib on […]
I am reflecting here on the worst public embarrassment of my career. Two days ago I appeared live on television on ABC News Breakfast to provide comment on North Korea’s […]
This article was originally published in the Living Lightly column of the Border Mail, 18th November 2015. From 13th-23rd July I led a group of La Trobe University students on […]
Social Education Victoria: Global Politics Planning Day Graduate House, Melbourne University In this presentation, I suggest global meta trends–including global economic instability, energy system transition, ecological degradation, technological change, and […]
In Northeast Asia, it is possible to find urban green spaces that reflect a variety of different ideological and cultural codings, reflecting the prevailing social forces of the historical epochs in which each green space was built.
Permaculture design principles can by applied to the design of social and economic systems, and suggest that we can design for creative responses to food sovereignty, money and debt, energy dependency, property rights and ownership, and alienation from economic production systems.
The Permaculture’s Next Big Step project was formed to facilitate a global consultation on what we need, how we can work together, and what we can achieve. This project has brought together some of the most thoughtful permaculture thinkers from around the world to explore potential pathways for further international coordination across the permaculture movement.
From 13th-24th July, I and Ben Walta from CERES Global led the Environment and Sustainability in China Study Tour to Shanghai and Beijing. This study tour was the first in […]
The Environment and Sustainability in China Study Tour 2015 is an ongoing collaborative venture between the La Trobe University Department of Politics and Philosophy, CERES Global, and La Trobe Asia, […]
On Wednesday 1st July 2015, I delivered a guest lecture entitled “North Korea, Climate Change and Capacity-Building” to students completing a Design Research Studio in the Master of Landscape program […]
In my third and final piece on urban green spaces in Seoul, I would like to talk further about my new favourite place in the city: Seoul Forest. Reclaimed from […]
The realities of our historic moment present a window of opportunity to lay the foundation for a new set of social and ecological relations rooted not just in sustainability, but in regeneration.
On Friday 20th March I was invited with Dr Kumuda Simpson and Dr Tim Thornton to speak on a panel at the VCE Teachers Conference in Melbourne, hosted by Social […]