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From Democracy to Authoritarianism: The Corruption Link

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441 St Kilda Rd

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Speaker: Professor Nick Bisley

Nick Bisley is the Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University. Nick is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs, the country’s oldest scholarly journal in the field of International Relations.

Nick is a member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs national executive, the board of the Australia-India Institute, a member of the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and is part of the advisory board of China Matters. Nick is the author of many works on international relations, including Issues in 21st Century World Politics, 3rd Edition (Palgrave, 2017) and Great Powers in the Changing International Order (Lynne Rienner, 2012).

He regularly contributes to and is quoted in national and international media including The Guardian, The Economist, CNN and Time Magazine.

Speaker: Professor Leslie Holmes

Leslie Holmes has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne since 1988, and Professor Emeritus there since 2014. He also teaches every year in Warsaw and Beijing, and occasionally at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna. He has authored or edited 16 books – including Corruption: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2015) - and his work has been published in 16 languages.

He specialises in post-communism, corruption and organised crime. Professor Holmes has been a consultant on corruption to the World Bank, Transparency International and the Swiss government, and has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1995.

Moderator: Ali Moore

Ali Moore has more than 25 years experience as a journalist and broadcaster, working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia's Nine Network, and for the BBC's global news network, based in Singapore. She has covered major news and current affairs events across the region, reporting from Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. In her more than two decades as a broadcaster Ali has interviewed key decision makers from a range of companies, industries and political theatres. Her previous roles include ABC China Correspondent, host of Australia's premier late night TV current affairs program (Lateline), and anchor of some of the country's key business news programs (Business Sunday, Lateline Business). She is now a freelance broadcaster and journalist and a Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne, working with Asialink.

A light lunch with coffee and tea will be offered. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know when you register for the event.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us on 03 9867 2248 or info@intercultural.org.au.

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