Free

Thought Leadership Series: Indonesia – Is our relationship better or worse?

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Online or Save the Children Australia - National Office

33 Lincoln Square South

Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

View Map

Event description

Description

Save the Children’s Thought Leadership Series is all about linking some of the most important researchers and thinkers in the international development sector with the people who make the work possible – you.

Indonesia – Is our relationship better or worse?

Australia’s relationship with Indonesia is crucial, but complex.

Until Indonesia's democratisation, there was said to be a clash of cultures between the two countries. But some argue this was actually a clash of political systems that played out most forcefully in relation to media. Since the fall out over Timor-Leste’s independence, the relationship between Indonesia and Australia has strengthened. Indonesia has also been one of the largest recipients of Australia’s overseas aid program.

With the recent negotiation of a trade agreement between the countries, it is right to ask: where to from here?

At this event, Professor Kingsbury will present a compelling overview of relations between these two countries and share insights on the future direction of this crucial bilateral relationship. It will involve an analysis of the role Australia has to play in supporting sustainable development in Indonesia.

About the speaker

Damien Kingsbury, Personal Chair and Professor of International Politics at Deakin University

Damien is an accomplished academic and has authored more than 11 books on political and security issues. He has particular expertise in advising on politics in Asia and has coordinated international elections observer missions to Timor-Leste and Myanmar. He acted as an adviser to the Aceh peace talks and brokered a peace agreement between warring factions in northeast India. He is currently writing ‘The Politics of Developing Countries’ for Routledge, London. Prior to academia, Damien was a journalist with The Age newspaper and the ABC/Radio Australia. He holds MAs from Columbia University and Monash University, and a PhD also from Monash.

About the host

Majella Hurney, Head of Policy & Advocacy at Save the Children Australia.

Majella leads the Save the Children Australia’s research, policy and advocacy initiatives on domestic and international affairs. She has over 15 years’ experience advising on humanitarian and international development issues and has worked in a range of countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This experience spans working with the United Nations, non-government organisations and the private sector. Majella previously worked as a lawyer for the international firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). She holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Business, and a Masters of International Law from the University of Cambridge, England.

More on the Thought Leadership Series

At Save the Children, we’re all about finding better ways to do our job. We listen and collaborate with experts. We apply innovative approaches to our programs and we ultimately always seek the most effective way we can help more children learn, survive and be protected every single day.

As leaders in our sector, we’re also always thinking about how we can achieve this and how we can open up this dialogue with our supporters.

That’s why we’re launching a new Thought Leadership Series – a program of presentations from some of the most important researchers and thinkers in the sector. They’re stepping up to share their knowledge and expertise with us, and we think you might want to hear what they have to say.

This Thought Leadership Series promises to open up much-needed discussions in the sector on issues that impact our work. We value your participation and we hope you can join us.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By tram:
Routes; 1, 5, 8,64, 72, 3/3A, 8
By Bus:
Routes; 200, 207, 250, 402
By Car: Metered street parking is available around Lincoln Square

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You don't need your ticket, you'll just need to sign-in on the day.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Online or Save the Children Australia - National Office

33 Lincoln Square South

Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved