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Presentation to Wodonga Council Youth Leadership Program: ‘Influencing Large Organisations as an Outsider’

August 30, 2012 by

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BY BEN HABIB. Albury-Wodonga is blessed with many young people doing great things for the community, not just in academia but across a range of industries and interest areas. On Wednesday 29th August 2012 I was invited to give a presentation to talented local young people in the Wodonga Council Youth Leadership Program on the topic […]

PODCAST: Interview with Prof Judith Brett — ‘Fair Share: Country and City in Australia’

June 24, 2012 by

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BY BEN HABIB. In this podcast I am joined in conversation with Professor Judith Brett, Head of School in the School of Social Sciences at La Trobe University, to discuss her Quarterly Essay entitled Fair Share: Country and City in Australia. In our discussion, Judy interprets some of my observations and experiences growing up and living in regional areas, in the context of the themes of her essay. Topics covered in our discussion include the brain drain from the country to the city, efforts to attract skilled personnel to regional centres, the urban-rural culture clash, intellectual capital and bigotry, along with politics, multiculturalism and environmental issues in country Australia.

PODCAST: Interview with Anna Rose — ‘Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic’

June 14, 2012 by

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BY LISA TUCK. In this interview, I speak with Anna Rose, co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, star of the ABC TV documentary 'I Can Change Your Mind About...Climate' and author of 'Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic'. In the interview, Anna and I talk about her experiences with former Liberal senator Nick Minchin in the production of I Can Change Your Mind About...Climate, what she learnt from making the documentary and writing Madlands about the nature of climate scepticism, her response to intellectual and social conservatism in the climate debate, and the crucial role of young people in the climate movement.

PODCAST: Korea — A Divided Nation

May 8, 2012 by

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BY BEN HABIB. On Monday 7th May 2012, I delivered a guest lecture entilted Korea: A Fractured Nation to second and third year students studying the subject Contemporary Politics of the Asia-Pacific Region (POL2/3CPA) at La Trobe University's Melbourne campus. The content of this lecture, along with other lectures in this subject, will form the basis for an international conflict negotiation simulation workshop structured around a hypothetical security crisis on the Korean peninsula.

PODCAST: Dr Nicholas Barry — The Bill of Rights Debate in Australia

May 2, 2012 by

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On Tuesday 24th April 2012, La Trobe University politics lecturer Dr Nicholas Barry gave a guest presentation to first year Australian Politics: Government and Society students and University of the Third Age members at La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga campus on the bill of rights debate in Australia.    In his presentation, Dr Barry discussed the concept of […]

Peering into the Hermit Kingdom: My Experiences on the Fringes of North Korea — Presentation to the Albury Rotary Club

March 9, 2012 by

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BY BEN HABIB. On Wednesday 7th March 2012 I made a presentation to the Rotary Club of Albury entitled Peering into the Hermit Kingdom: My Experiences on the Fringes of North Korea. In this presentation I gave a brief chronology of my experiences in and around Korea, touching on some of the interesting things I learnt along the way about Korean history, culture and the North Korean state.

Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party: Presentation to Victory Lutheran College VCE History Class

March 2, 2012 by

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BY BEN HABIB. On Thursday March 1st, 2012, braving torrential rain, Victory Lutheran College VCE history students, led by their teacher Logan Hayward came to La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus for a workshop presented by myself on Mao Zedong and the Communist Party. The workshop was a supplement to the students' VCE History studies on the Chinese revolution.

PHOTO ESSAY: The Yasawa Islands, Fiji

January 19, 2012 by

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BY BEN HABIB. I'll be honest, Fiji was not a place I had much interest in visiting. I had always thought it rivalled Bali as the destination of choice for Australia's least adventurous travellers. However, Fijian society is diverse, culturally rich and ensconsed in beautiful natural wonders. We spent most of our time on Nacula Island (pronounced "Nathula") in the Yasawa archipelago, northwest of Fiji's main island of Viti Levu. This photo essay is a diary of our experiences in this culturally unique and picturesque place.

PODCAST: A Window into Contemporary Indian Society

September 30, 2011 by

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Politics students at La Trobe University participated in a workshop on key issues in contemporary Indian society with Dr Peter Friedlander from La Trobe University in Melbourne, who discussed regional identity in India, and Simmi Kaur from Wodonga Senior Secondary College, who talked about changes in modern Indian society.

Wodonga Senior Secondary College and Latrobe University: Social Movements Day

September 20, 2011 by

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WSSC teachers Simon Webb and Simmi Kaur teamed up with Ben Habib from La Trobe University to present ‘Social Movements Day’ at the La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus. The WSSC students’ multimedia presentations on twentieth century social movements were screened in the main lecture theatre, followed by a university-style tutorial class where WSSC students participated in a series of activities in small groups led by undergraduate LTU students from the Bachelor of Arts program. The activities were based on the themes of life at university, different types of thinking skills, and reflection on twentieth century social movements.

PODCAST: University of the Third Age, Albury-Wodonga

September 8, 2011 by

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SOPHIE BUCKLE & BEN HABIB. On Friday 12th August 2011, Sophie Buckle and Ben Habib visited the Albury-Wodonga chapter of the University of the Third Age. During their visit, Ben Habib delivered a presentation to U3A members on politics in the Middle East, while Sophie Buckle conducted an interview with U3A Albury-Wodonga committee members Don Cocks and Lyle Wright, exploring the activities of and the philosophy behind U3A.

Conference Paper: Climate Change & International Relations Theory

August 23, 2011 by

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BY BEN HABIB. Paper presented at the World International Studies Committee Third Global International Studies Conference, 17th – 20th August 2011, University of Porto, Portugal. This paper paper and presentation explore the broader relationship between climate change and international relations theory.  A general assumption holds that the anarchic international system of competing sovereign states who […]

PODCAST: Interview with Dr Penny Egan-Vine — Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group

August 10, 2011 by

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In this edition of the Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast we’re joined by Dr Penny Egan-Vine, chairperson of the Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group, in conversation with Renae Schilg from La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga. Penny and Renae discuss the activities of the MVSRG, along with the challenges faced by refugee families settling in regional areas and the assistance local residents can provide in helping new migrants settle into the local community.

PODCAST: History Study Companion — The Chinese Revolution

July 31, 2011 by

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BY BEN HABIB. Welcome to Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga's audio study companion series on the Chinese Revolution, a compliment to Units 3 & 4 of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) year 12 History curriculum. The series spans the period from 1836 to the present day, introducing the important events, key players, influential ideas and central themes surrounding the Chinese revolution, along with analysis of the historical background that led to the revolution as well as its legacy today.

PODCAST: The Virtuous Circle of Sustainability & Community — Interview with Jenni Huber

July 11, 2011 by

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We are joined on this addition of the Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast by Jenni Humber, who was a key member of Wodonga's victorious entry in the Origin Energy Sustainability Drive competition. Twenty households in Jenni's street - Central Place, Wodonga - put together an outstanding entry in the competition showcasing not only their sustainability credentials, but also the sense of connection and community that can come from consciously living lightly.

EVENT REVIEW: Border History Teachers’ Network Dinner Forum

May 30, 2011 by

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Border History Teachers Network Dinner Forum with keynote speaker Dr Ben Habib, on 'The North Korea Story: Confucius, Communism and the Bomb'. Includes mp3 audio of the presentation, photos from the evening and an event review by Martin Dickens.

PODCAST: Revolutions in the Middle East — Presentation by Dr Luca Anceschi

April 14, 2011 by

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Watchers of international affairs cannot help but be mesmerised by the rebellions that have unfolded across the Middle East in 2011. In this instalment of the podcast, we are fortunate to be joined by Dr Luca Anceschi from La Trobe University in Melbourne. On Monday 11th April, Luca made a presentation at the LTU Albury-Wodonga campus entitled Revolutions in the Middle East, for second and third year Bachelor of Arts students taking the subject International Relations of the Middle East.

PODCAST: Interview with Heather Bruer from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition

April 1, 2011 by

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Our guest on the podcast today, Heather Bruer from the Australian Youth Climate Coaltion (AYCC), is a 21 year old Economics student at the University of Adelaide and is currently co-director of the AYCC in South Australia. In December 2010 Heather was part of the Australian Youth Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Council of Parties 16 (COP16) climate talks in Cancún, Mexico. In the podcast, Heather talks about her experiences at COP16 in Cancún, the reasons she became a climate activist and the moral imperative for young people to engage with the politics of climate change, as well as her thoughts on the current carbon pricing debate in Australia.

PODCAST: Friends of Willow Park — An Interview with Julie Hind & Alison Mitchell

February 20, 2011 by

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In this instalment of the Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast we are joined by Julie Hind (President) and AlisonMitchell (Vice-President) from Friends of Willow Park. Friends of Willow Park are a community group which works to promote the protection and preservation of Wodonga’s Willow Park as public open space parkland.

PODCAST: Wodonga & Albury Toward Climate Health — An Interview with Lizette Salmon

December 9, 2010 by

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Lizette Salmon from Wodonga & Albury Towards Climate Health (WATCH). WATCH is an apolitical community group which advocates for sustainable climate solutions through engagement with political leaders and the local community. It promotes activities and events in the local community to meet, discuss, establish informed views and take appropriate action on climate change.

PODCAST: A Snapshot of Rising China — An Interview with Dr James Leibold

November 30, 2010 by

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In this edition of the Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast we discuss contemporary China with Dr James Leibold, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Asian Studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne. In this discussion with Our Voice’s Martin Dickens, James takes us on a journey from China’s tumultuous republican period in the early 20th century, […]

WEEKLY DISPATCH: Tension in Korea — The Artillery Exchange at Yeonpyeong

November 24, 2010 by

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BY BEN HABIB. The exchange of shell fire overnight between North and South Korea is symptomatic of the tense new dynamic on the Korean peninsula, stemming from the North’s muscular new stance as a nuclear weapons power. This comes only months after the sinking of the South Korean corvette Cheonan, another serious provocation widely blamed on Pyongyang.

EVENT REVIEW: 2010 Victorian Election — Benambra Candidates Forum

November 23, 2010 by

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BY BEN HABIB. This event represented an exiting first for Wodonga, with the Border Mail, ABC Goulburn Murray and La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga joining forces to host a candidates forum for the Victorian state seat of Benambra, in the lead-up to Saturday’s state election. The discussion covered a lot of ground, on the back of some excellent questions from the audience and the panel.

PODCAST: The Commonwealth Games as a Window into Indian Society — An Interview with Dr Yamini Narayanan

November 19, 2010 by

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This installment of the Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast features Dr Yamini Narayanan from La Trobe University in Melbourne, in conversation with Our Voice’s Sophie Buckle.  In this discussion, Yamini and Sophie look at the recent Delhi Commonwealth Games as a case study to examine contemporary Indian society. DOWNLOAD: Interview with Yamini Narayanan Dr Yamini […]

PODCAST: An Interview with Bruce Pennay — The Role of the Border Region in Our National Story

November 10, 2010 by

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On this podcast, Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga is privileged to talk local history with Professor Bruce Pennay OAM. Bruce Pennay is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at Charles Sturt University, Thurgoona Campus. In a fascinating discussion, Bruce takes us back in time to examine some key periods of local history with great significance to the story of Australia: the gold rush, federation, and the post-World War II migrant influx—in which we touch on the border region’s rich migrant history, antagonistic water politics dating back to the 19th century, and much more.