In this guest lecture for the subject Critical Issues in Contemporary Asia (AST3CIA) in the Asian Studies program at La Trobe University, I examine the relationship between the Candlelight democracy […]
In this workshop at the 14th Australasian Permaculture Convergence in Canberra (16th-19th April 2018), Lachlan McKenzie and Ben Habib, with a little help from Ian Lillington, introduced Permaculture CoLab. The Permaculture […]
On day nine of our CERES Global Sustainable Development, Permanent Culture and Un-learning tour to India, our tour party spent the night at Swaraj University, a more structured educational off-shoot of Shikshantar. The Swaraj University campus sits in a tranquil 15-acre space located in a scenic valley between two mountain ranges, 15 kilometers outside of Udaipur. The site is a zero-waste space and has an organic farm, herb gardens and an Ayurvedic healing centre.
On day four of our CERES Global Sustainable Development, Permanent Culture and Un-learning tour to India we visited a village called Malari, 100 km north of Udaipur. In a day of fascinating interactions, we learned about the local dairy and herding economies, got some hands-on experience with local farming practices, enjoyed warm impromptu hospitality from our village hosts, and shared in a transcendental experience of dance and music.
On day three of our CERES Global Sustainable Development, Permanent Culture and Un-learning tour to India, our guides from Shikshantar—Vishal, Manish and Nishtha—led us on a fascinating journey through the old city of Udaipur. The winding alleyways, bustling markets, colourful buildings and diverse people, are collectively woven together in a rich tapestry of stories and history. On foot is the best way to experience the richness of these stories and notice things you never would have time to see transiting via faster modes of transportation.
On day two of our CERES Global Sustainable Development, Permanent Culture and Un-learning tour to India we visited the Shikshantar People’s Institute for Re-thinking Education and Development. Shikshantar is an applied research institute dedicated to catalysing radical transformation of education. Shikshantar was founded as a jeevan andolan (life movement) to challenge the hierarchical, colonial culture of education.
From 26th June – 9th July 2017 I co-facilitated an environment and sustainability-themed study tour to South Korea with undergraduate students from La Trobe University. This is the third iteration […]
It was my pleasure to be guest speaker at the United Nations Association of Australia, Victorian Division’s Model UN conference on “Combating Climate Change: Committing to Global Action” at […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]