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    Not Always Diplomatic: Sue Boyd reflects on her career

    Date Tue, 27 Nov 2018
    Time 18:00 – 20:00
    Location The University Club of Western Australia

    Sue Boyd spent thirty four years with the Australian Foreign Service that involved coups, floods, Stasi in East Germany, The Pacific Solution, Disarmament and Outer Space, as well as The Portuguese Carnation Revolution and The Timor Crisis. Since returning to Perth Sue has continued an active involvement in international relations. She has been a driving force within the AIIA and has been made a Fellow of the Institute. Sue has worked with universities and aboriginal communities; was recently Chair of the Hong Kong Selection Panel for the New Colombo Plan Scholarships; was a board member of the Pacific Regional Human Rights Organisation; and has recently finished her book based on these experiences. She will share some of the highs and lows of her career in this - her Fellows Lecture for the AIIA. 

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    China’s Rise in Australia: reframing the relationship

    Date Wed, 28 Nov 2018
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The University Club of Western Australia

    AIIA WA, in partnership with the Confucius Institute of UWA, invite you to the University Club to hear from Tao Xie, James Laurenceson, and Mark Beeson, on Australia-China relations.

    Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1972, the Australia China relationship has expanded to encompass economic, cultural, educational, person to person and geopolitical interactions.

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    Afghanistan's Geopolitical Context: location, resources and prospects

    Date Thu, 29 Nov 2018
    Time 18:00 – 19:45
    Location Karrakatta Club

    Join AIIA WA to hear from His Excellency, Mr Wahidullah Waissi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Afghanistan, speaking about the geopolitical context of Afghanistan, its location and resources, and future prospects.

    The event will take place at 6pm for a 6.15pm start at the Karrakatta Club in the Perth CBD.  Refreshments will be available for purchase at the venue. 

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  • YPN Christmas Networking Sundowner

    Date Thu, 06 Dec 2018
    Time 17:30 – 20:00
    Location Public House

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    AIIA WA Christmas Party 2018 | National President Allan Gyngell presents Future Uncertain: Australia's World in 2019

    Date Tue, 11 Dec 2018
    Time 18:00 – 22:00
    Location The University Club of Western Australia

    Join AIIA WA for drinks and festive food as we celebrate another successful year with AIIA’s National President, Allan Gyngell. Drawing on his book Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World since 1942, a history of Australian foreign policy since 1942, Allan will look at the looming challenges for Australia in the Indo-Pacific.

    Australian politicians and policymakers agree that the country is facing strategic changes in the world greater than any we've known since the end of the Second World War. The United States is retreating from some of the institutions and values it has supported in the past, and China is asserting a greater role for itself...

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