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Australian Diplomacy Today Symposium

Friday 28th August 2015 9:00am AEST


 

The Australian Diplomacy Today Symposium has the aim of bringing the small but growing community of practitioners and scholars with an interest in Australian diplomacy together to reflect, share ideas and critique recent successes and developments in Australian diplomacy and to consider challenges and opportunities ahead.

 

Australian Diplomacy Today

Australian Institute of International Affairs | Australian National University | Bond University

Friday 28 August 2015
The Gareth Evans Theatre
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
R.G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent, Barton, Canberra

9.00     Welcome and Opening Address

Welcome: Professor Michael Wesley, Director, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University

Opening Address: Peter Varghese AO, Secretary, Department Foreign Affairs and Trade

9.30     Forums

United Nations Security Council
Associate Professor Jochen Prantl, Director, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University
Dr. Jeremy Farrall, Fellow, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Fellow, Australian Research Council Linkage Industry, Australian National University

Economic Diplomacy
Tristram Sainsbury, Research Fellow, G20 Studies Centre, Lowy Institute

Regional Organisations: MIKTA, IORA, ASEAN
Dr. Susan Harris Rimmer, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University

Impact of Refugees
Professor William Maley AM, Founding Director, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy

Chair: Associate Professor Shirley Scott, Research Chair, Australian Institute of International Affairs

Practitioner response: Michael Bliss, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

11.00   Morning tea

11.30   Tools

Aid
Ben Day, PhD candidate, Australian National University

Humanitarian
Dr. Jacinta O’Hagan, Fellow, Department of International Relations, Australian National University

Consular
Alex Oliver, Director, Polling, Lowy Institute

Cultural Diplomacy
Dr. Alison Broinowski, Research Affiliate, Centre for Asian Histories, Australian National University

Chair: Heath McMichael, Council Member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, ACT Branch

Practitioner response: James Batley PSM, Former Deputy Secretary, Department Foreign Affairs and Trade, Former Deputy Director-General, Country Programs Group, AusAID

1.00     Lunch

1.45     Actors

Civil-Military Diplomacy
Major General (Retd) Michael G. Smith AO, Founding Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre, Visiting Fellow, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University

Parliamentary
Janelle Saffin, Former Member of the Parliment of Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Honorary Fellow of Southern Cross University

Sport
Dr. Stuart Murray, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Diplomacy, Bond University, Global Fellow of the Academy of Sport, Edinburgh University

Diaspora Diplomacy
Elena Douglas, Research Associate, Perth USAsia Centre
Professor Diane Stone, School of Management and Governance, Murdoch University

Chair: Miles Kupa, Council Member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, ACT Branch

Practitioner responses: Robert Tranter, First Assistant Secretary, Public Diplomacy and Communications Division, Department Foreign Affairs and Trade
Jon Philp, First Assistant Secretary, Consular and Crisis Management Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

3.15     Afternoon tea

3.45     Themes

Public Diplomacy: From Image Making to Relationship Building
Dr. Caitlin Byrne, Assistant Professor, Bond University

Diversity and Diplomacy
Melissa Conley Tyler, National Executive Director, Australian Institute of International Affairs

Decency and Diplomacy
William Fisher, Former Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, Department Foreign Affairs and Trade

Practitioner response: Professor Ramesh Thakur, Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Crawford School, Australian National University

Chair: Garth Hunt, Council Member, Australian Institute of International Affairs, ACT Branch

5.15      Closing Remarks

Closing Address: John McCarthy AO FAIIA, National President, Australian Institute of International Affairs

5.30     End


Selected papers from the Symposium will be published as a special issue of the Australian Journal of International Affairs

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Special thanks goes to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for their generous support of the Australian Diplomacy Today Symposium

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This event is free and open to the public but bookings are required as seating is limited.

 

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Event Details


Location
Gareth Evans Theatre, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, R.G. Casey Building, John McEwen Crescent, Barton, Canberra (View Map)

Date / Time
Friday 28th August 2015 9:00am AEST

Hosted
AIIA National Office

Seats
0 Available out of 108

Registration Open
Tuesday 9th June 2015 5:00pm AEST

Registration Close
Thursday 27th August 2015 11:00pm AEST


Event registration has closed, on Thursday 27th August 2015 11:00pm AEST.