Public lecture – The changing world order? Gareth Evans on Australia and the rise of China

Australia has a vital set of relationships with its Asian neighbours, built on the foundation of shared geography, security interests and mutually beneficial trade. Over recent decades Japan and China have become global powerhouses and India may yet join them. Having strong, beneficial relations with these countries will only become more important. One of the…

Women in Leadership – Bendigo forum

The third annual Women In Leadership event in Bendigo offers a forum designed to stimulate conversation around the topic of women in senior and leadership roles in business, government and community and explore types of leadership and different leadership journeys. All monies from ticket sales goes to the Regional Women in Leadership Bursary. The purpose of…

Bold Thinking Series: Social cohesion in the Goulburn Valley – Shepparton

Join us for the sixth Bold Thinking Series lecture for 2017, and our second regional lecture, where we discuss the Goulburn Valley’s relative success at receiving, and accommodating, large numbers of migrants of different ethnic origins over a long period. The different groups and subsequent emerging communities represent diversity in not only nationality, culture and…

La Trobe Asia presents: China’s Influence – propaganda, persuasion, and softpower in Australia

China’s influence in Australia has become controversial. For years there have been reports connecting Chinese money to the funding of political parties, think-tanks, and research institutes. There is investment in business and buildings, and the Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece China Daily struck a deal to be distributed in the Fairfax Media’s newspapers. Less recognised is…

Has Humanitarianism Drowned in the Mediterranean? How the European migration crisis has challenged humanitarian standards

      Please join us for a special public lecture and evening of discussion with Migration and Public Health experts. Pam DeLargy has spent twenty years engaged in UN humanitarian response, with particular attention to the needs of women and adolescents in emergency and conflict settings, and served in numerous countries in Africa and…