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Young Professionals

Are you a young professional studying international relations or simply interested in what’s happening in the world around you? The AIIA WA Branch offer a casual, friendly environment for meeting others with a similar interest in international affairs, as well as a place for stimulating conversation and debate. There are monthly seminars as well as specific YPN events throughout the year.

To find out more, please feel free to email our Convener Ms Candy Cheung at  ypnwa@internationalaffairs.org.au or go to the membership page.

The AIIA receives advanced notice of prominent speakers and for our YPN members we try to organise special offers such as discounted rates for upcoming events. Recent events which YPN members have attended include previous Foreign Minister Mr Kevin Rudd, Senator Kate Lundy and HE Jeffrey Bleich, U.S. Ambassador to Australia. Members are usually sent notice of the meeting and asked to RSVP to confirm attendance.

2017 YPN Committee
  • Candy Cheung (Convener)
  • Natalie Connor
  • Sara Lailey
  • Julia Minassian
  • Hugo Seymour
  • Catherine Slack
  • Rebecca White

Casual Drinks

Join us for a casual evening to meet YPN members and share our interest in international affairs. All are welcome.

  • Where: The Cheeky Sparrow, 317 Murray St, Perth
  • When: Thursday, 5 May 2016 at 6pm
  • Cost: Free. Please buy your own food and drink at the bar

Careers without Borders: Young Professionals Network International Careers Evening 

This is an annual event that introduces students to the career opportunities available in international affairs. Previous attendees include the head of DFAT in Western Australia Michael Wood, international relations analyst Andrew Pickford and representatives from CARE Australia, UN Women Australia.