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Delegate Relations and Welfare Officer Applications – AAYLF 2019

ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum 2019 Delegate Relations and Welfare Officers ASEAN-Australia Young Leaders Forum 2019 is a four-day intensive conference that aims to strengthen institutional networks, cultural exchange, collaboration and people-to-people links between young leaders across the ASEAN-Australia region. This event will be held on November 29 – December 2, 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. We …

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Indonesia’s double burden

Joseph Cruickshank When the BBC released an article titled, “Indonesia’s Papua Province children starving in a land of gold”, it could be said the area of focus was too limited. Across the resource-rich archipelago, increases of economic growth and income have not been enough to lessen Indonesia’s malnutrition crisis. A 2013 World Bank report indicated that …

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Experiences and Application Tips with Australia Awards recipient Patricia Aliño

Patricia Aliño is a Filipino from Davao City, in the Philippines. She is currently studying at the University of Sydney through the Australia Awards Scholarship taking up a her masters degree in Peace and conflict studies. She works for the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process – the agency mandated to oversee, …

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Papers, Conferences, Jobs – January 2019

Our round up of upcoming opportunities for youth interested in the ASEAN-Australia relationship. ISA-Asia Pacific Singapore 2019 International Studies Association Asia-Pacific Singapore 2019 is calling for proposals on the theme ‘Asia-Pacific and World Order: Security, Economics, Identity and Beyond’ The deadline for paper and panel submissions is February 8, 2019. In particular, they invite the …

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Our Top Picks: Disruptive Asia ASEAN Edition

Last week Asia Society Australia launched their Disruptive Asia ASEAN Special Edition in Melbourne. The collection of essays spans every facet of ASEAN-Australia relations, providing unique insights from both within and outside of the region. Here are our top ten favourite essays from the collection which is downloadable online.  #1. The new frontier: Can ASEAN …

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Sport a vehicle for forging stronger ties – Interview with Bruce Djite

This week we talked to Bruce Djite, a professional footballer whose career highlights thus far have included playing for the Young Socceroos (U’20), the Australian Olympic team (U’23) and the Socceroos. From his experiences playing professionally overseas and in Indonesia, Bruce is a strong advocate for the use of sports in diplomacy and believes sport, especially …

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Deadline approaching: Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue

The deadline for applications for the AVYLD 2019, held from May 26-30 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is November 30. Following the highly successful inaugural dialogue in 2017, Australian and Vietnamese delegates will come together to discuss the theme “Beyond 2019: creating a sustainable future together”. A comprehensive four-day program will enable delegates to have …

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Exchange in Thailand spurs interest in ASEAN

Joshua Dale Santos from Macquarie University was awarded a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant and an Asia Society Scholarship to undertake an exchange program at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. The experience allowed him to deepen his understanding of the region and form lifelong relationships, an experience he describes as “eye-opening, awesome and insightful’. We asked him …

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ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation – What is it?

AASYP Founder and International Relations Honours student Hayley Winchcombe spent 13 months in Southeast Asia as the inaugural New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellow 2018. During an internship with the Australian Mission to ASEAN, Hayley spent a week with the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II). What is ASEAN actually doing? Why should we …

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