Australian Fulbright Alumni Association (AFAA)

Our schedule includes concurrent sessions in the morning and afternoon featuring talks focused around leadership in the four pillars of sustainability. 

Social and Economic Prosperity
Professor Brian Maguire,  The most dangerous occupation in Australia

BIO: Paramedics have the highest rate of occupational injury and fatality in Australia. The fatality rate for paramedics is six times higher than the national average. Their injury rate is twice as high as the rate for Australian police officers. Assaults account for a large part of the risk. The number of serious injury cases secondary to assault among paramedics has tripled from 10 to 30 between the years 2001 and 2014.

Dr Caroline Smith, The Future of Workplace Leadership in Australia

BIO: Dr Caroline Smith has 20 years experience as a policy and strategy professional in the areas of skills, employment and workforce development across government, industry, academia and the community sector. Caroline was the 2012 Fulbright VET Professional Scholar in Vocational Education and Training.

Mr Daniel McNamara, Learning Representations of Data for Fair Machine Learning

BIO: Daniel McNamara is a PhD candidate at the Research School of Computer Science of the Australian National University. He is affiliated with the Analytics Research Group at CSIRO Data61. Daniel visited the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh as a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar in 2016-17.

Environmental Responsibility
Dr Iain Butterworth, International Frameworks for Global Action: How can we strengthen their alignment?

BIO: Trained as a community psychologist, Iain Butterworth's work focuses on the interrelationship between urban development, liveability, governance, health and wellbeing. In 2003-4, as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, Iain investigated the WHO’s Healthy Cities approach.

Ms Caroline Park, A recipe for disaster

BIO: A native of Whippany, New Jersey, Caroline received her undergraduate education at Harvard University in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, with a secondary field in Economics. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne on the 2016 U.S. Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy.

Professor Charles Sampford, Re-Conceiving the Good Life – the Key to Sustainable Globalisation

BIO: Prof Sampford (DPhil, Oxon) was Foundation Dean of Griffith’s Law School (now ranked #38 in the world). He was Foundation Director of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance and Convenor of GovNet (the only ARC centre and Network in law or governance). He has completed 32 books and 150 articles/chapters.

Social Justice
Ms Shraddha Kasyap Re-humanising the agenda on asylum seekers and refugees: the significance of the post-migration environment and what we can do

BIO: Shraddha's Fulbright project at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of TorturE, and her current research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program, UNSW, Sydney, focuses on the influence of post-migration factors on psycho-social adaptation among asylum-seekers and refugees.

Dr Clyde McGill, Murujuga rock art and all the colonialisms

BIO: I am an interdisciplinary visual artist whose interests include social justice, national identity, and political and cultural differences. My artwork contains painting, installation, sound, performance, print, drawing and video. I have a PhD in fine art from RMIT and my art is held in numerous collections including the National Gallery.

Cultural Vibrancy
Dr Judith Yaross Lee, Past as Prologue:  American Spoof Presidential Campaigns and the Rise of Donald Trump

BIO: Judith Yaross Lee (Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1986) studies American popular rhetorics in the contexts of media, social, political, and intellectual history. She has published five books and some sixty articles, and is internationally recognized for her scholarship on American humor, especially the work of Mark Twain.

Professor Joseph Slade, Images as Cultural Links: Lessons from a Video Documentary on Paul Laurence Dunbar

BIO: Joseph W. Slade is a cultural historian of technology who has taught at several universities and lectured in many countries.  His books and articles have dealt with literature, film, television, relationships between science and humanism, outlaw discourses, and major technologies.  Two of his documentaries have been broadcast widely.

Dr Danaë Killian, Performance of Drei Klavierstücke, Op. 11 (1909) by Arnold Schoenberg and musings on the role of expressionism in cultural vibrancy

BIO: Danaë Killian is an Australian pianist whose poetry-infused performances have found regard internationally for their intense originality and rare communicative power. Her repertoire ranges across the complete solo piano music of the Second Viennese School, major polyphonic works by JS Bach, and a wealth of Australian compositions.


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