Community Engagement

Bringing academia to the public is a key component of my professional philosophy.  I am available to participate in events on topics related to my areas of professional expertise for businesses, schools and community groups.  These can be stand-alone presentations, interactive workshops or professional development seminars, depending on your needs.

Please contact me directly via email if you would like to discuss what I can do for your organisation.

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Public Lectures and Workshops

United Nations Association of Australia, Victorian Division“Combating Climate Change: Committing to Global Action” Model UN conference, La Trobe University Bendigo, 12 May 2017.  See: WIN News Bendigo coverage of this event.

Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Korea Foundation – “Korea research workshop,” Korea-Oceania Next Generation Policy Expert Forum, Canberra, 27-28 April 2017.

La Trobe Asia seminar series – “Will China lead the world in global climate politics?” 24 March 2017.

Social Education Victoria: VCE Teachers’ Conference – “Climate Change: Global Crisis and International Cooperation,” 10 March 2017.

Equality, Sustainability and Peace Collective, La Trobe University – “Grassroots Community Networking Workshop,” 18 October 2016.

Catholic College Bendigo – “Expert Panel on VCE Global Politics Units 3-4: Global Actors and Global Challenges” with Nick Procter and Paige Winkel, 14 Octoboer 2016.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics Society, La Trobe University – “Gender and Climate Change” with Paige Winkel. 11 August 2016.

La Trobe University, Department of Politics and Philosophy – “Trump vs Clinton: The Future of American Foreign Policy” with Nick Bisley and Kumuda Simpson. 5 August 2016.

Star of the Sea College, Brighton – “Power in the Asia-Pacific: Seminar for VCE Global Politics students,” 11 May 2016.

Asia Education Foundation – “China panel for year ten students from Presbyterian Ladies College,” 18 March 2016.

Equality, Sustainability and Peace Collective, La Trobe University – “Alternative Economies,” 15 March 2016.

Australian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria – “North Korea in 2016: Social Swings and Nuclear Roundabouts,” 25 February 2016.

University of the Third Age, Albury-Wodonga – “Talking about the LTU China study tour,” 12 February 2016.

Social Education Victoria: Global Politics Planning Day – “Global Trends and Risk Analysis“, 18 November 2015, Graduate House, Melbourne University.

Blackburn High School, Sustainability and Regeneration Workshop with year 10 students, 30 July 2015.

Integrated Social Media as a Professional Engagement ToolASHM Leadership and Mentoring Program: A Collaboration for HIV Capacity Development, 26 July 2014. This workshop was affiliated with AIDS 2014: 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

Nillumbik University of the Third Age – “Asylum seekers and refugees”, 8th May 2014.

Melbourne Free University, Asylum Seeker Program (March 2014 – ongoing)Lead facilitator, “Global Politics” course.

Montmorency Community Group – “Social Media as an Engagement Tool for Community Groups“, 2 May 2013.

Friends of Willow Park, Wodonga – “Social Media 101 for Community Groups”, 17th October 2012.

University of the Third Age Albury-Wodonga – “My field trip to North Korea”, 12th October 2012.

La Trobe University: Climate and Society Plennary Lecture – “North Korea and Climate Adaptation”, 6th August 2012.

Wodonga Council Youth Leadership Program – “Influencing large organisations as an outsider”, 29th August 2012.

Tenison Woods College, Mount Gambier – “Year 9 Languages Workshop: Why Learn a Second Language?” and “Year 11 History Workshop: The Israel-Palestine Conflict”, 20th July 2012.

La Trobe University – Wodonga Senior Secondary College: “Year 10 Refugee Workshop”, 11th May 2012.

WHK Albury-Wodonga: Leading Business Round Table – “Regional access to skilled labour”, 18th May 2012.

Albury Rotary Club – “My experiences peering into the Hermit Kingdom”, 7th March 2012.

Victory Lutheran College, Wodonga – VCE History: “Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party”, 1st March 2012.

La Trobe University Workshop: “Window into Contemporary Indian Society” with Dr Peter Friedlander and Simi Kaur, 16th September 2011.

La Trobe University – Wodonga Senior Secondary College: “Year 11 Social Movements Day”, 7th September 2011.

Table Top Community Forum – “The Carbon Tax”, 7th September 2011.

University of the Third Age Albury-Wodonga – “Middle East Politics”, 12th August 2011.

Border History Teachers Network – “Keynote Address: North Korea – Confucius, Communism and the Bomb”, 20th May 2011.

Expert panelist – Benambra Candidates Forum, 2011 Victorian state election, 22nd November 2011.

Tallangatta Secondary College – “VCE History Workshop: The Chinese Revolution”, August 2010.

“Living in China”: Briefing for members of the Australian Federal Police, Adelaide, August 2004.

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