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    AGM and "Reflections of a former Diplomat"

    Date Tue, 31 Oct 2017
    Time 18:00 – 19:45
    Location Sandy Bay
    The speaker at our AGM  on October 31st will be Jason Mundy, who, as Assistant Secretary Marine Protected Areas Branch at the Commonwealth Government Department of Environment and Energy,   oversees the Commonwealth Marine Reserves for Parks Australia. Jason will reflect on his eighteen-year experience in the practice  of international diplomacy, first with the Department of Foreign Affairs and later with the Antarctic Division.
    Jason graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1999 with an Arts degree (majoring Japanese) and a first-class honours Law in Law, with a strong emphasis on public international law.  He later earned a master’s degree in international relations from Deakin University.
    Within a year of being admitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Jason undertook an intensive Thai language course and was posted to Bangkok. He returned to Canberra in 2004 and was seconded to the International Division of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

    On returning to DFAT, he served as a senior advisor to the then Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, as director of the China Section, and then as counsellor in our Manila embassy. In 2011,

    Jason returned to Tasmania as General Manager of the Strategies Branch in the Australian Antarctic Division, where he remained until 2016.
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