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RMIT Guest Speakers

RMIT University has strong links with industry, government and business both locally and globally. Guest speakers are often invited to speak to students or deliver public lectures.

Trade opportunities for the Australian food services sector

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A recording of the Briefing Lunch hosted by the Australian APEC Study Centre on 1 May 2017

A recording of the Briefing Lunch hosted by the Australian APEC Study Centre on 1 May 2017, providing analysis on Australia’s recent FTAs with Korea, Japan and China and the subsequent opportunities for the Australian Food Services Sector.

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
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RMIT University
Keywords: 
International Trade, Food Services, Austrade, APEC, Agribusiness, FTAs

Trade Opportunities for the Australian Financial Services Sector

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Briefing Lunch hosted by the Australian APEC Study Centre on 19th April 2017.

A recording of the Briefing Lunch hosted by the Australian APEC Study Centre on 19th April 2017, providing analysis on Australia’s recent FTAs with Korea, Japan and China and the subsequent opportunities for the Australian Financial Services Sector.

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iTunes Category: 
Economics
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Financial Services, International Trade, Free Trade Agreement, APEC

Miscarriages of justice: exposing flaws in the criminal justice system

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A forum on wrongful conviction.

The consequences of wrongful conviction can be devastating. This forum explores issues of miscarriage of justice with leading Victorian criminal justice experts.

iTunes Category: 
*Law and Politics*
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
RMIT, politics, law, conviction, criminal justice

Is public transport too important to be left to politicians - The inaugural Paul Mees Debate

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Hosted by John Faine, this lively and funny debate tackles the issue of public transport.

A critical and jovial debate to honour one of Australia’s foremost transport advocates and planning scholars, Dr Paul Mees OAM.

Master of Ceremonies: John Faine, radio presenter and host with ABC
774 Melbourne.

Debaters:
Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens, former Mayor of Maribyrnong and co-founder and former Chair of the Metropolitan Transport Forum.

Mr Rod Quantock, Melbourne comedian and self-professed ‘failed architect’

Councillor Jackie Fristacky, Mayor of City Yarra Council

Associate Professor Wendy Steele, Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University

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iTunes Category: 
Environment
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
paul mees, debate, public transport, education, melbourne, john faine, rod quantock, 774, capitol theatre, urban planning, sustainable, cities, planning, architecture, transport,

The Hon Catherine Branson in conversation with Rob Hulls

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2014 Higinbotham Lecture for the Centre for Innovative Justice.

RMIT University celebrates the legacy of politician and chief justice George Higinbotham, through an annual public lecture which explores topical legal issues and in particular the interaction between the law and society. The guiding principle for the series is enhancing our understanding of the law and the role of legal and political innovation in helping create a more just society.

iTunes Category: 
Law
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
law, legal, human rights, catherine branson, rob hulls, asylum seekers, refugees, amnesty, auspol, australia, rmit

The People's Voice - Social Enterprise Forum 2013

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John Faine, Sam McLean, Paddy Manning, Peter Chen

The People's Voice: instrument for change or just a lot of noise?

Have you ever wondered just how influential social media is in bringing about significant and positive change in the world?

Jon Faine, influential radio host, will chair a lively discussion with an activist - Sam McLean, National Director of Get Up; a journalist - Paddy Manning, who until his recent criticism of advertorials on Crikey, worked for the Fairfax press; and an academic, Peter Chen, who looks at politics and media through a critical lens to explore that very question.

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iTunes Category: 
*Communications and Media*
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
social enterprise, Crikey, Get Up, activism, journalism, social media, change, media, Jon Faine, Sam McLean, Paddy Manning, Peter Chen

Huawei Global Security Chief John Suffolk presents the inaugural Huawei industry seminar at RMIT

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Huawei Global Security Chief John Suffolk explored perspectives on cyber security at an industry seminar hosted by RMIT University on Friday, 31 May.

Mr John Suffolk presented an open and frank perspective of Huawei's viewpoints regarding cyber security and the overall ramifications and impact it has on technology, society and our daily life in the seminar, Cyber Security Perspectives: 21st century technology and security - a difficult marriage.

In this inaugural Huawei industry seminar, he examined the current state of cyber security in terms of historical context, the players, and the unique challenges posed by the ever-expanding global supply chain.

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iTunes Category: 
Computer Science
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
cyber, security, RMIT, Huawei, industry, technology, computers, data, hackers, John Suffolk

Jacques Nasser opens Swanston Academic Building

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SAB officially launched by RMIT alumnus Jacques Nasser AO

The centrepiece of RMIT University’s $700 million capital investment program, the Swanston Academic Building, is today being officially launched by RMIT alumnus Jacques Nasser AO, Chairman of BHP Billiton.

The Swanston Academic Building (SAB), a 35,000 square metre, 11-storey educational facility, contains innovative lecture theatres, classrooms and specialist spaces that support the most advanced teaching and learning methodologies.

RMIT's Swanston Academic Building. Photo: John Gollings.

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iTunes Category: 
*Business*
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
BHP, Nasser, RMIT, VC, Design,

Social Work in the City: Celebrating 40 Years of Social Work Education at RMIT

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Professor Charlotte Williams OBE, Discipline Head of Social Work at RMIT,

Professor Charlotte Williams OBE, Discipline Head of Social Work at RMIT, celebrates 40 years of social work education at RMIT University, reflecting on memories and exploring the challenges facing the profession in the future.

A guest lecture is then presented by Paris Aristotle AM, Director of Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and Chair of the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship’s Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention (MCASD): ‘The good, the bad and the ugly’: responding to the challenges of forced migration in the 21st century

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iTunes Category: 
Social Welfare
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Social Work,

In Conversation with Dr Kate Fletcher - RMIT Guest Lectures

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Reader in Sustainable Fashion at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion, UK

RMIT Fashion and Textiles invites you to a special industry forum that engages local experts in an open dialogue with Dr. Kate Fletcher on sustainability and the future of fashion

Joining Kate Fletcher on the panel were:
Dr Kevin Murray, Co-ordinator of Sangam, the Australia India Design Platform
Janelle Magee, Fashion School Training Coordinator for the Social Studio
Miriam Borcherdt, designer

iTunes Category: 
Fashion
Author: 
RMIT University
Keywords: 
Fashion, Textiles, Dr Kate Fletcher,