Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program: November 2016 – ‘Public Diplomacy, Infrastructure and Innovation’

Focusing on public diplomacy, infrastructure, and innovative solutions to shared national challenges, the fourth Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program brought delegates to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra from November 14-25, 2016.

Delegates from government, industry and academia in both nations took part in courses with Monash Business School, Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and Bandung Institute of Technology, as well as community engagement exercises, site visits to leading innovation hubs, and cultural activities.

Program

Highlights included:

  • Welcome reception at New South Wales Government House hosted by H.E. General The Hon. David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d)
  • Masterclass in public diplomacy featuring high-ranking former Australian ambassadors
  • Site visit to Morwell in Victoria to consult with community leaders about the transition strategies following the decommissioning of the Hazelwood Power Station
  • Workshop and discussion hosted by Bandung Institute of Technology, featuring ITB Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr Aries Firman, and Director of Operations and Maintenance of MRT Jakarta, Dr Agung Wicaksono
  • The Innovation Series, visiting Microsoft, Telstra Gurrowa Innovation Lab, Carlton Connect, and CBR Innovation Network
  • Reception at the Indonesian Embassy, hosted by Ambassador H.E. Nadjib Riphat Kesoema
  • Question Time at Parliament House
  • Visits to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, Victoria’s Phillip Island and the closing dinner at the National Gallery of Australia

Speakers

  • H.E. Nadjib Riphat Kesoema – Indonesian Ambassador to Australia and Vanuatu, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
  • H.E. General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) – Governor of New South Wales
  • Dr Justin Lee – Deputy Head of Mission to Indonesia, Australian Government
  • John McCarthy AO – Former Australian Ambassador, Australian Government
  • Ric Smith AO – Former Australian Ambassador, Australian Government
  • Odo Manuhutu – Director of Senior Diplomatic Course (SESPARLU), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Dr Elisabeth Kramer – Deputy Director, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
  • Professor Edward Buckingham – Director of Engagement, Monash Business School
  • Dr Aries Firman – Adjunct Associate Professor, ITB School of Business & Management
  • Professor Stephan Winter – Professor for Geographic Information Science and Discipline Leader of Geomatics in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Fjalar de Haan – Lecturer in Sustainability Transitions at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Jenny Kennedy – Research Fellow in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Hal Hill – Professor Emeritus, Arndt Corden Department of Economics, ANU
  • Associate Professor Sharon Bessell – Director of Research, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
  • Dr Ross Tapsell – Lecturer, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
  • Dr Caitlin Byrne – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University
  • Dr Sarah Pearson – CEO, CBR Innovation Network
  • Tamerlaine Beasley – Founder & Managing Director, Beasley Intercultural
  • Dr Mark Bagshaw – Managing Director, Innov8
  • Dr Agung Wicaksono – Director of Operations and Maintenance, MRT Jakarta
  • Professor Ron Johnston, BSc, PhD, FTSE, FRSN – Executive Director, Australian Centre for Innovation
  • Dr Seona Candy – Research Fellow at the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab

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Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program November 2016

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