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2014 National Conference Masterclasses

Sunday 26th October 2014 9:00am AEST


As part of the 2014 National Conference, the Australian Institute of International Affairs will be conducting Masterclasses for future leaders in international affairs. The Masterclasses will be held on Sunday 26 October from for 3.30-5.30pm at the AIIA’s National Office in Canberra.

Masterclasses are an opportunity for students and young professionals to engage in an intimate discussion with a leading figure in international affairs.
These prominent experts include:

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs FAIIA, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission

Richard Smith AO PSM FAIIA, Former Secretary of the Department of Defence

Graeme Dobell FAIIA, Former ABC and Radio Australia Correspondent

Geoffrey Miller AO FAIIA, Former Australian Ambassador to Japan and former Director-General of the Office of National Assessments

Dr Janet Hunt FAIIA, Former Executive Director of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid

Professor Samina Yasmeen AM FAIIA,  Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Western Australia

Masterclasses are planned on the following topics:

• Academia
• Aid and Development
• Defence and Security
• Media
• Diplomacy
• International Law & Human Rights.

Successful applicants will not only engage in a dynamic discussion led by one of the AIIA’s Fellows, they will be invited to attend a reception held at Government House generously hosted by the AIIA’s patron His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia.
If you want to learn from some of the most respected in the field please follow the steps below to apply or send any further enquires to masterclass@internationalaffairs.org.au

Application Process
To be eligible for this opportunity you must be 40 and under, and have registered for the AIIA
National Conference.
To apply, please send the following to masterclass@internationalaffairs.org.au no later than 9 October 12pm:

• A personal statement, no longer than two pages, outlining your interest in international affairs with a heading listing your Masterclass topic preference (up to three preferences), name, location, age, gender and AIIA membership (if applicable); and

• A current CV or resume including contact details.

Ensure that you have registered for the National Conference no later than 9 October 12pm to be considered for the Masterclasses. No applications will be considered after this date. The AIIA National office will then contact successful applicants within the week.


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Event Details

AIIA National Office, Stephen House, 32 Thesiger Court Deakin ACT 2600

Date / Time
Sunday 26th October 2014 9:00am AEST

AIIA National Office

Registration Open
Monday 1st September 2014 12:00am AEST

Registration Close
Monday 15th September 2014 11:00pm AEST

Event registration has closed, on Monday 15th September 2014 11:00pm AEST.