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The Swinburne Chancellor’s Lectures Series is a high profile event program organised for Swinburne alumni, staff and friends of the University.

In this Chancellor's Lecture, Professor Chern will draw on his extensive experience in academia, government, leadership and Asia: Hong Kong University lecturer in China when the Gang of Four was sacked, U.S. diplomat in Manila as the Marcos government crumbled, State Department Task Force member handling the Tiananmen crisis, human rights officer in Hong Kong at the 1997 handover, Deputy Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City during the bird flu panic.

Professor Chern will tackle the big questions facing Australia as world economic and strategic power shift toward Asia. How can Australia leverage its physical resources to develop its human resources and remain competitive in an age of Asia-centric globalisation? What is required of Australia to harmonise its relations with China and the United States? What must Australia do to eliminate gender-based barriers to accomplishment at home, and liberate the talents of women in the region? Why must Australia promote civil society, democracy, and human rights in its Asia-Pacific neighbourhood?

Join us to hear Professor Ken Chern’s comments and recommendations – some of them surprising – for Australian leadership in the Asian Century.

This is a free public lecture. Please invite others you think may be interested.

You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 at 5:30 PM