Thank You Albury-Wodonga!

Posted on November 14, 2012 by


BY BEN HABIB.

As many of you are aware, my family and I will soon be leaving Albury-Wodonga.  I have been redeployed to La Trobe University’s Melbourne campus as part of a broader organisational restructure within the LTU Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  We leave with sadness, having met many interesting people and made many friends, thoroughly enjoying our three years in the region.

This posting will be the final sign-off for this blog.  While no new postings will appear, the blog will remain online as a testament to the excellent work of everyone who has contributed to it.  The blog has succeeded beyond my wildest dreams as a teaching and community engagement tool as well as an outlet for my own work.  I would like to thank everybody who has contributed to Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga as authors, interviewers, interviewees, editorial assistants and commentors.  Your outstanding contributions are the reason for the blog’s success.

I encourage all of you however to check out and subscribe to my new blog…

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I would like to thank all of my colleagues at La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga for your comradeship and support, particularly over the difficult times of the past six months.

I send a hearty shout out to my students, who I thank for their good nature and hard work.  There are many talented young people in this area taking pride in being intelligent and making their world a better place.

I thank the community organisations and schools around the Albury-Wodonga region who have invited me to give presentations on my areas of expertise.  Thank you for giving me an opportunity to share my knowledge and to learn from you in return.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude in particular to members of Wodonga and Albury Toward Climate Health (WATCH) and the Albury-Wodonga Ecoportal steering committee and constituent groups.  This region has a strong core of environmental and sustainability focussed groups doing important work across the community and it has been my pleasure to be involved in that endeavour.

While I am moving on, Melbourne is not far away and if I can be of assistance please get in touch.  Thank you Albury-Wodonga and all the best.

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Dr Benjamin Habib is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga.  He is a member of the Climate and Society teaching team and also coordinates the second/third year subject International Politics of Climate Change.  Ben is an internationally published scholar with research and teaching interests including the political economy of North Korea’s nuclear program, East Asian security, international politics of climate change. He also teaches in Australian politics and Chinese studies. Ben undertook his PhD candidature at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He is an Asia Literacy Ambassador for the Asia Education Foundation and has worked previously for Flinders University, the University of South Australia, and the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. He has spent time teaching English in Dandong, China, and has also studied at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea. Ben is involved with local community groups Wodonga and Albury Toward Climate Health (WATCH) and Albury-Wodonga Ecoportal.

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