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ADI Policy Forum: 2024 – The Year That Democracy Around the World Is Put to the Test

ADI Policy Forum: 2024 – The Year That Democracy Around the World Is Put to the Test

Event Venue:

Deakin Downtown 727 Collins StreetDocklands, VIC, 3008, Australia ( Map )

What national elections in Taiwan, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Belgium, EU, South Africa, South Sudan, Ghana, Mexico, Uruguay and the USA mean for the future of democracy.

Speaker Details

Tito Ambyo

Tito Ambyo is an Indonesian/Australian journalist, writer, researcher and producer whose innovative approaches to storytelling has garnered awards. Tito has also been longlisted by the Walkley for Innovation in Journalism for his project on immersive journalism, Storylab, and his manuscript for a novella, ‘A Peci for Mamadou’, was shortlisted for the inaugural Deborah Case Prize.

Dr Padeep Taneja

Dr Pradeep Taneja is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences and Deputy Associate Dean (International) for the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. He is also an Academic Fellow of the Australia India Institute and a Member of the Centre for Contemporary China Studies. Pradeep has held Senior Visiting Professorships/Fellowships at Hong Kong Baptist University, National University of Singapore and Mercator Institute of China Studies in Berlin. His published work largely revolves around Asian politics, political economy and international Policy in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on China and India.

Dr Emma Shortis

Dr Emma Shortis is Senior Researcher in the International & Security Affairs Program at The Australia Institute. Emma is historian and writer, focused on the history and politics of the United States and its role in the world. She uses her expertise in history to interpret and explain what is happening in the world today, and what it means for Australia, in a compassionate and accessible way. In a conversation often dominated by the same voices, Emma offers a fresh perspective on international relations grounded in moral questions about how we might imagine a post-American future. Emma’s first book, Our Exceptional Friend: Australia’s Fatal Alliance with the United States, was published by Hardie Grant in 2021. She writes regularly for Australian and international outlets, and appears regularly on Australian radio and television.

ADI Policy Forums

Hosted by ADI’s Professor Greg Barton, Chair in Global Islamic Politics and one of Australia’s leading scholars on Indonesia, the ADI Policy Forums aim to provide a high-profile platform for the Institute to bring together policy makers, researchers and community members for informed debate on important emerging policy issues. They foster informed debate, engage the public and provide research-led input to policy formation at national, State and regional levels.

Additional Details and Registration

Please note this is an in-person event taking place at Deakin Downtown. We welcome you to join us at 5.30 pm for refreshments prior to the forum commencing at 6:00 pm.

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