The Melbourne Branch of the Young Australians in International affairs is delighted to welcome you to our upcoming event ‘Brexit: What leaving the European Union means for Britain and the World’ with guest speaker Georgina Downer.
The evening will provide thought provoking discussion and insight into Brexit, focusing specifically on what led Britain to Brexit, how it could have been averted or alternatively, why it was necessary, what the implications now exist in the aftermath for the European Union and it's members and how Australian-British relations will be affected by this decision.
Tickets are $15.00 (+ b/f) and are available for purchase via Eventbrite. The location (which will be Melbourne CBD located) will be confrimed in the coming week. We encourage you to share this event with your networks and look forward to having your join us.
ABOUT GEORGINA DOWN
Georgina has extensive experience in foreign policy, most recently as the Director of Asialink Diplomacy at the University of Melbourne. Previously, she was a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, and occupied various positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.
Georgina has also worked as a corporate lawyer at Minter Ellison Lawyers in Melbourne, and as a researcher for US Senator Chuck Hagel and the Baroness Howe of Idlicote in the House of Lords, UK.
Georgina regularly appears on television, radio and in print as a commentator on Australian politics and foreign policy. She is a member of the Victorian Liberal Party's Administrative Committee and a director of the Indigenous arts project, The Torch.
Georgina has degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Melbourne. She was awarded a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship and holds a Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics. She speaks Japanese and French.